In the last two-and-a-half decades, the number of Silicon Valley "second-class" jobs in potential contract industries has grown three times faster than overall Silicon Valley employment.
Tuesday's 4-4 split does not end the fight over whether unions can assess fair share fees to all workers benefiting from union representation. Corporate conservatives will engineer another case attacking unions.
The U.S. has had trade deficits every years since the late 1970s, when Wall Street started advertising that "free trade" - moving jobs and factories out of the country -- is good for us.
As Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's campaign criticisms of our country's disastrous trade policies resonate with voters, "establishment" pundits explain that moving millions of jobs out of the country is good for us.
You might not know there is an alternative budget proposal that is much more in line with the priorities and values of "We the People," and that budget is in front of the Congress right now.
Steven Pearlstein warns that government raising the minimum wage to $15, extending public education by four years, providing Medicare-for-All would "turn America into Denmark or Sweden." He means that in a bad way.
Last week's Washington Post "Fact Checker" column criticizing Donald Trump's positions on trade demonstrates the elite blindness to how bad things have gotten for millions of Americans.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not all that is in trouble with voters; the entire corporate-dominated free trade agenda is coming under fire as well. For good reason.
Sanders has lit the fuse, and nothing will be the same now. Sanders is a truthteller, and his campaign isn't about him. It is about the truth he tells. This can only grow from here.
Back when the Korean-U.S. free trade agreement was being debated, several labor and other organizations warned this would happen: Instead of balanced trade and more jobs, trade deficits would increase and potential jobs would be lost.
Our country’s “free trade” agreements have followed a framework of trading away our democracy and middle-class prosperity in exchange for letting the biggest corporations dominate.
During Thursday's Republican presidential debate, CNN's Dana Bash falsely framed a question about Social Security. Here are some facts about Social Security that can help people who are worried by these Republican lies and scare tactics.
Look at Bernie Sanders' surprise 20-point comeback in this week's Michigan primary. With primaries coming soon in the Rust Belt and the South, will Sanders' trade appeal resonate again?
There is a lesson to learn from Michigan’s Democratic primary upset: Voters are tired of having their intelligence insulted by cynical politicians using 90’s-style “gotcha’ politics.”
In a presidential debate just two days before Michigan’s primary, Hillary Clinton dropped a ‘gotcha’ bomb on Bernie Sanders, saying he “was against the auto bailout.” Here's what that bomb destroyed.
The trade deficit is a metric for jobs leaking out of the economy, which causes wages to stagnate. The continuing trade deficit is the reason that Friday's February jobs report showed that manufacturing lost 16,000 jobs.
Trump is tapping into an economic anxiety felt by many, many Americans. Our trade policies are at the root of this anxiety. People get it, and he knows it and says it.
Normally (and according to the Constitution) the process is that the President nominates a new justice, the Senate holds hearings, and there is a vote to confirm that nominee or not. According to the Constitution, that’s their job.
A World Trade Organization ruling shows how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would restrict the ability of governments to make decisions if they collide with the interests of giant, multinational corporations.
The difference is very difficult to spot. The word "paragraph" has been changed to "subparagraph." But this makes a major change for the worse to the intellectual property provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"Establishment" economists attacked Bernie Sanders by attacking an analysis by economist Gerald Friedman. Friedman said Sanders' plan would produce significant growth in an economy that continues to underperform.
Promoting TPP in front of the Montery Bay Aquarium shark tank is reminiscent of President Obama promoting TPP at job-offshoring Nike as increasing American jobs.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death affects the Friedrichs v. California Teachers case, which the conservative majority on the court was prepared to use to bankrupt public-employee unions.
Corporate conservatives are accusing Sanders of "buying votes" by "promising" "free stuff." Is it true? The people who consider the things We the People "get" from government just "free stuff" misunderstand the purpose of government.
Many say we should "run government like a business" and "save money" by "cutting spending" and "making government smaller." Does this work? Do we really save money?
People are questioning Hillary Clinton over millions in speaking fees and contributions from Wall Street. There are specific steps she can take now, and pledges she can make about what she will do if elected. Will she?
The continuing trade deficit means that jobs, wealth and the economic ecosystems that enable a country to thrive (or at least make a living) are disappearing.
If you think privatization of government services "saves money," you are mistaken. It is penny-wise and pound foolish, costing some of us everything and all of us dearly.
Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected president. Will Hillary Clinton commit to doing the same?
As trade representatives officially sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand, significant opposition is rising.
There are some surprises, some confirmations and some warnings in a caucus in which overall turnout, first-time turnout and younger voter turnout were all down for Democrats from 2012.
George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Were the right lessons learned from that campaign?
The Washington Post's latest editorial on Bernie Sanders says we can't wish away the plutocratic control of our economy and it is "fantastical" to think otherwise and try.
Ford Motor said this week that it will close operations in Japan and Indonesia because it sees "no reasonable path to profitability." Last year GM pulled out of Indonesia. This is in spite of the coming Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We the People of the United States, through our elected representatives in Congress, allow this. Or, to put it in today's reality: Billionaires and their corporations pay handsomely for a Congress that allows this.
A ballot initiative would require San Jose, Calif., employers to offer qualified part-time employees the opportunity to work additional hours before they hire new part-time or temporary employees.
It's been out of the news, but there's always the risk that Wall Street will find a way to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership back to the fore. Contact Congress and ask your representative to come out publicly against the TPP.
You might have heard that there is lead in Flint, Michigan's water. You're not going to believe how much. But you'll probably believe it happened because of government-hating Republicans.
You're going to be hearing a lot of whining and moaning about the budget deficit going up. The same people who will be whining and moaning about deficits pushed through massive tax cuts last year.
The Clinton campaign is accusing the Sanders campaign of "going negative." Is this Clinton accusation just an attempt to "muddy the waters" as Clinton's attacks on Sanders' health care plans backfire?