We can continue to have a rigged system that enables and encourages predators to take advantage of the public, or we can offer public options that protect and provide services for the public.
With a Republican Congress, every budget battle is about ratcheting down the things our government does to make our lives better. This year was no exception. But We the People got some things out of the bargaining.
In August, Netflix announced a great, new parental leave policy. But it only covered already-well-off employees. Progressives launched a campaign and now Netflix is giving family leave to other employees, too.
Do not be misled about reports that a Trans-Pacific Partnership vote is being delayed. It's a bargaining ploy. Republicans want “side agreements” that give corporations even more. We have to keep up the fight.
The reason TPP might not get enough establishment Republican votes is that it does not destroy American sovereignty enough, and does not rig the rules against working people enough.
This week, dozens of federal food service contract workers staged a sit-in at Sen. Ted Cruz's office, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed up at the Senate cafeteria to tell the workers to “KEEP FIGHTING!”
A new study measured job losses from Walmart’s offshoring at 400,000. That doesn’t measure the cost of low-wage employees on public assistance, or budget cuts forced on us by the resulting billionaires.
The U.S. Congress is being told they must repeal country-of-origin labeling law or we face billions in punishment. U.S. courts don't get a say. We the People don't, either.
The Labor Advisory Committee created by Congress to assess the Trans-Pacific Partnership says the proposed treaty is "skewing benefits to economic elites while leaving workers to bear the brunt of the TPP’s downside."
Will Hillary Clinton actively and boldly lobby against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, convincing members of Congress who voted for fast track authority to vote against the trade deal itself?
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that the October goods and services trade deficit was an enormous, humongous $43.9 billion. This is for a single month.
Friday’s November jobs report shows that the manufacturing sector lost 1,000 jobs, which prompted an alliance of manufacturers to declare that "our goods-producing economy is struggling under the yoke of global weakness."
In a recent post, I wrote that Bernie Sanders does not yet have a corporate tax plan. I was mistaken. Here is a look at Sanders' Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.
If you close a factory in the U.S., move the production to a low-wage country, bring the same goods back to the U.S. and sell them in the same stores, you have just "increased trade" because now those goods cross a border.
You might have heard a few things about terror and ISIS in the last few weeks. You might not have heard that Republicans in Congress are blocking a vote to keep those terrorists from being able to buy guns.
Republicans in Congress and the corporate-funded conservative echo chamber are temporarily pausing from scaring people with "deficit" propaganda and quietly passing a bunch of tax cuts for special interests.
The group's print ads will appear in Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call and are intended to drive awareness of the lack of enforceable currency provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Clinton's $275 billion infrastructure plan released Monday offers modest spending and contains few specifics. Contrast that with candidate Bernie Sanders, who has proposed a highly detailed, $1 trillion plan.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership now public, "foreign-owned companies" illegally fire workers who will be making less than $7 a day. Workers are harassed, arrested and beaten if they try to organize to improve their lives.
Here are some of the things you are likely to hear from your Fox-watching right-wing brother-in-law at the Thanksgiving table Thursday. Brace yourself.
The resulting company will be located where it is located now. It will make and sell products in the same places it makes and sells them now. The same executives will occupy the same buildings. It will receive the services...
Next year Social Security recipients get a zero cost-of-living-allowance, but CEOs just got a taxpayer-subsidized raise. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes matching that raise for seniors. Which side is your representative on?
Even after 34 senators wrote a letter to the (foreign-owned) contractor that operates the outsourced Senate cafeteria, the workers had to file another labor rights complaint.
Public polling shows that the things Sanders talked about in his speech are things that most Americans agree with and approve of. They are, as Sanders worded it, "wildly popular."
If there was ever an Elizabeth Warren speech to see, it is this one: The Massachusetts senator warns about what is happening with the coming corporate tax reform fight and why we should be paying attention.
What is it about the people in Beirut – and Baghdad and Syria and so many other places under attack by ISIS – that makes them somehow different from Parisians, and less worthy of our attention, empathy and solidarity?
Thirty-four Democratic senators have issued a strongly-worded letter requesting that a British-owned federal contracting company pay their workers a living wage and allow them to unionize.
The major story coming out of the debate was candidate Hillary Clinton's invoking of 9/11 to justify her Wall Street speaking fees and campaign contributions.
Traditional banks have abandoned communities, leaving people stranded. Postal banking serves the public, not Wall Street. We could have postal banking right now, if enough of the public speaks up and demands it.
When talking about trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Donald Trump was correct about China: "The TPP ... is a deal that is going to lead to nothing but trouble."
On Tuesday the Fight For $15 movement hit the fast-food industry with "Come Get My Vote" strikes and protests in hundreds of U.S. cities, all demanding a $15 minimum wage.
Noted economist Jeffrey Sachs – who makes it clear he likes its free-trade provisions – explains why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is nonetheless too flawed for Congress to sign.
Congress demanded that the Trans-Pacific Partnership outlaw currency manipulation. The administration promised that the TPP and accompanying side agreements do that. Then Japan said it will continue manipulating.
President Obama has laid out the bottom line, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership “puts American workers first.” That's the right measure, but there are deficiencies even a thousand pages of legalese can't obscure.
Lower crude oil prices helped cut imports. Sales of commercial airplanes and jet engines helped boost exports. The full effect of China's currency devaluation and the stronger U.S. dollar is yet to hit.
At some point the actual text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be made public. Organizations, academics, experts and regular people will be able to read, analyze and discuss what has been agreed to in our name.
Journalists and news organizations are not stepping up to defend their colleagues. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and Democrats were complaining.
All three Democratic presidential candidates are now united in asking for a federal investigation into charges that Exxon knew of the dangers of climate change but helped fund climate-denial propaganda for profit.
As the economy slows, are Republican candidates offering solutions that will help? Or are they proposing the same old anti-government austerity, tax cuts and deregulation they always do? What about the Democratic candidates?
The text of TPP is still secret -- even from Congress. Today, members of Congress brought out Roxy the “secret TPP text-tracking” bloodhound to try and help them sniff out what's in TPP.