At TalkPoverty.org, a video and story that national mainstream media isn't writing about the disconnect between the right-wing nostrums the House speaker is peddling and what the low-income people in Ryan's district actually need.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support "$15 and a union" – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
The principle that every person who wants to work should have a job is one that progressives and conservatives could unite around – if conservatives believed that government had a role to play in helping to create jobs.
President Obama on Wednesday did a remarkable 180-degree turn on Social Security, and for the first time we can claim the president as an ally on expanding, not cutting, the program.
The false god of school vouchers has been unmasked once again by a study that says Louisiana and Indiana students using private school vouchers ended up doing worse than their public school counterparts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains in this video taken at the launch of the "Take On Wall Street" campaign why we need a new level of financial reform to finish the work of the Dodd-Frank bill.
More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
In a video interview, Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and a key supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, explains why he believes a multiracial progressive movement will emerge from the Sanders campaign.
The "Take 5" film series opens with a look at the consequences of urban gentrification and a challenge for elected leaders to make sure that the wealth lifting up once-forsaken neighborhoods also lifts up its residents.
Something that is costing each American family on average $3,400 a year is worth at least a few minutes of discussion – and that something is our inadequate national investment in our infrastructure.
House Republicans proposed addressing Puerto Rico's debt crisis by cutting the pensions of retirees and cutting the pay of low-wage workers – to protect wealthy bondholders who gambled on the island's finances.
Two reports reinforce one of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's chief attack lines against competitor Bernie Sanders: that his "numbers don't add up" and that he is making promises "that cannot be kept."
A new regulation proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau restores the right of banking and credit card customers to have their day in court and hold companies accountable for their wrongdoing.
A bill just passed by the extreme conservative Kansas legislature prevents municipalities from clamping down on just-in-time work scheduling abuses by companies. It's a sign of an accelerating trend.
The "Hastert rule" has been used to subvert the majority will of the people's representatives time and again – and that's just one of the ways a veteran House staffer says Dennis Hastert perverted the functioning of House.
Bernie Sanders is not the match that lit a progressive populist flame. The match was the unrest with Democratic Party politics that revealed itself long before he "felt the Bern" himself.
Remembering the artist Prince and one of his greatest hits, "1999," got us thinking: 1999 was actually a pretty good year for the U.S. economy. Is it too much to ask that we emulate what we got right back then?
The Massachusetts senator takes on tax preparation services that make a lot of money off of complicated tax forms and don't want the Internal Revenue Service to implement a law that would make tax filing simpler.
House Republicans have proven themselves incapable of bringing even their own budget to a floor vote. But there is still reason to get members of Congress to declare their support for the People's Budget.
In New York, before the Democratic candidates get to their debate and the Republican candidates get to a major fundraiser, they have to get past the nationwide demonstrations of the Fight for $15 movement.
The daughter of Donald Trump complained of New York's "onerous rules" that will keep her from voting in the Republican primary. But New York isn't even on the list of states that have recently added onerous voting restrictions.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would bring wage inequities out of the shadows into the light of day, and empower its victims and the federal government to hold employers accountable.
A report that 95 percent of the D.C. Circulator buses that serve the downtown and tourist areas of the city have safety problems is held up as the latest example of the fallacy of privatization.
It is stunning that supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would stand up for General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt in the face of GE's record of tax avoidance.
Jacob Hacker's latest book examines the history of shared prosperity through an activist government that conservatives have worked hard to make us forget and that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is working to reclaim.
Third Way is helping to mainstream the same kind of jumpstart in job-producing investment called for by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
The disclosure of records from Panama's Mossack Fonesca offers a wider view into the world of shadowy shell companies used by the wealthy to hide wealth. Legislation awaits action in Congress that would help address this issue.
The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
If Kim Foxx wins in the general election for Cook County, Ill., state's attorney, that would mean a grassroots progressive-backed advocate would be in place to do battle against a long history of police misconduct.
The People's Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.
Competing budgets offer a sharp contrast between the progressive vision of a government working to strengthen working families and a conservative vision of government that all but abandons struggling people.
As primaries are held in cities that have some of the worst racial disparities in the country, is the key issue that Bernie Sanders is promising more than he can deliver, or is it that we as voters are not demanding enough?
The Congressional Caucus' budget proposal for fiscal 2017 includes a set of climate-change-related proposals that one environmental organization says makes it "the greenest option in Washington."
In this video interview, the syndicated columnist explains how Donald Trump rose from the ashes of failed conservative ideology, a theme he explores in his latest book.
The People's Budget includes a bold, $1 trillion plan over 10 years to invest in the nation's infrastructure. Here's why this part of the budget needs to be pushed into the center of the presidential campaign.
The New York Times on Monday is the latest publication to find that New York City, under its unapologetically progressive mayor, "has rarely been in better financial shape."
The Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget for fiscal 2017 includes a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program, an aggressive transition to a green energy future, and big moves to create millions of high-paying jobs.
Fewer of us are ready for retirement, and it's even worse for African Americans, Hispanics and lower-income people. That's all the more reason we need to strengthen Social Security, according to an Economic Policy Institute report.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's advocacy for payday lenders forces a defining question for fellow Democrats: Are you with the financial superpredators that besiege poor communities or with people trying to bring them to heel?
A wonkish debate over Bernie Sanders' ambitious economic proposals has real kitchen-table ramifications, which will determine whether we are able to implement bold proposals to address the struggles of working families.