Last week representatives from more than 75 U.S.-based organizations involved in "good governance and transparency" demanded that our government show us proposals made in our name at the trans-Atlantic trade talks.
We have millions of "unbanked" Americans. The U.S. Postal Service needs to expand its services. Postal banking is an idea whose time has come, and Bernie Sanders is highlighting his support.
Thursday's Clinton-bashing hearing in Congress carried with it that "frog in heating water" feeling. Systemic collapse builds slowly and then happens very quickly. It's clearly a question of when, not if.
Members of Congress, a former tobacco prosecutor and now presidential candidates are demanding that the Justice Department investigate Exxon and other fossil fuel companies for fraud.
Which Democratic candidate will take on the banks? They all have proposals that increase regulation and likely break up the biggest banks. But will their administrations enforce those as well as existing regulations if elected?
The first debate was great for the country, the party – and candidate Hillary Clinton. So how about we stop the nonsense and schedule plenty more of them.
“Regulatory capture” happens when an agency acts in the interests of those it is supposed to regulate instead of the public. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be one such “captured” agency.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is complete, but we still are not allowed to know what is in it. There are rumors Congress might not vote on it until after the 2016 election.
The U.S. Trade Representative's office is shopping around looking for professors to tell the public that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is great – even though the agreement itself is still secret.
How many times have we heard corporate-funded conservatives and "centrists" whine about "deficits" and demand budget cuts? What if you knew these corporations owed $620 billion in taxes?
It doesn't matter who "won." The candidates showed they all are concerned about governing the country and proposing actual policies that will help actual people have better lives.
You may have heard about the "Cadillac tax" health insurance thing. What is it, and what are the arguments in favor of and against this tax?
Clinton cites "years of Republican obstruction at home" that have "weakened U.S. competitiveness and made it harder for Americans who lose jobs and pay because of trade to get back on their feet."
Legislation that "would make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions" is introduced in Congress as the White House holds a "Worker Summit."
The enormous, humongous and ongoing trade deficit, month after month, year after year, drags down our economy. Will the media challenge candidates to discuss trade policy?
Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership say they have reached a deal. So here it comes. The agreement remains secret for now, but here is what we know and what to expect.
Several groups are sounding the alarm about new nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. One is a notorious privatizer, another a payday lender lobbyist.
The idea of a "trade" agreement that actually lets tobacco companies sue governments is so shocking that it is providing a tip-off to the public about what else could be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The vast majority of the House voted to keep the government in operation, even with Planned Parenthood funding. This is all about what the House is allowed to vote on, not what the majority wants.
Joe Biden is currently working behind the scenes to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which core Democratic-aligned groups will likely oppose. Can Biden run for president without opposing TPP?
Negotiators are meeting in Atlanta, trying to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as Thursday. A news article explains the latest reason people should be alarmed about what they are negotiating.
Anti-government types just can't stand that the U.S. Postal Service shows government doing its job of helping make our lives better. The latest salvo comes from Brookings – which gets funding from FedEx.
A new round of TPP negotiations is underway in Atlanta this week between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries. Some groups are asking people to come to Atlanta to protest.
The RAPID Act is designed to get government out of the way of big corporations, by prohibiting the government from stopping polluters and companies that endanger the health and safety of the public.
Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should keep his climate views to himself because he's not a scientist. But the Pope actually is a scientist. He is a chemical engineer.
Republicans don’t believe that the American government should do things that make the American people’s lives better, so now they are threatening to shut down the whole government. Again.
This week's news about VW is hardly an isolated case of corporations defrauding the public, That's why we need an entity more powerful than these corporations whose purpose is to protect the public.
The Republican establishment appears to have decided that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will save it from Donald Trump. Will Fiorina do for America what she did to HP?
Last week Wisconsin governor Scott Walker tried to give his faltering presidential campaign a boost by proposing to essentially get rid of unions in the U.S. The numbers show why this isn't working.
Private prisons with a profit incentive to put more and more people in jail? Lobbyists exerting influence against releasing prisoners so their companies can make more money? Can you believe that?
Why are the Democrats letting Republicans have the attention? Why are they hiding their candidates? The party has taken itself out of the game, and more and more people are asking why.
The rest of the Republican presidential candidates are causing people to ask, "Wait, is Donald Trump the reasonable one?" Watch tonight's debate to see the freak show.
Will our country prioritize people, human rights, and morality — or corporate profits? Pride@Work hopes our country will prioritize human rights in upcoming trade agreements.
NAFTA hit us hard; now it looks like TPP will hit us much, much harder. Something we still do in the US is being negotiated away so that executives can pocket even more of those lost wages for themselves.
Areas with higher union membership demonstrate more mobility for low-income children. Which Democratic presidential candidates will come out in favor of strong laws and regulations to advance labor rights?
It is simply remarkable to see a political party working so obviously in the service of an industry as the Republican Party is working on behalf of fossil-fuel interests.
These numbers do not reflect China's big currency devaluation, which happened in August. That is sure to drive the trade deficit higher.
Nobody expected to be actually talking about Bernie Sanders being the Democratic presidential nominee. But whether he is or not, the political discussion Sanders wanted has started.
To get the Trans-Pacific Partnership finished as soon as possible, U.S. negotiators appear to have tried to sell out auto-parts manufacturers in the U.S. to the benefit of countries like China.
Companies are afraid to expand if no one is spending. The result is poor demand to guide the way to safe investment. But governments – the source of demand when people and companies are hunkered down – keep cutting back.