Jim Zogby, a member of the Democratic Party platform committee, predicts in this Burning Issues video "another difficult four years" for Palestinians as a result of the platform's stance on Israel.
A merger of two food giants announced Thursday underscores why Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken on a new crusade against corporate mergers and consolidations, and why that issue is in the Democratic Party platform.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces changes to her college affordability plan that closely tracks a key component of the platform challenger Bernie Sanders put forward in his race for the Democratic nomination.
Financial legislation passed by Congress solidifies what one Puerto Rican leader calls an "experiment in extreme capitalism" – one that is already having extreme consequences on the people who live on the island.
The Democratic presidential nominee plays into a right-wing narrative of the economy that exalts so-called "job creators" but offers little if anything to the people doing those jobs.
The draft Democratic Party platform calls for what's often referred to as a "good jobs executive order" that would require federal contractors to provide a "living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union."
Michael Lastoria has made his &pizza restaurant chain a champion of the $15 minimum wage, and has made one of his restaurants the site for the signing of a historic $15 minimum wage law in Washington, D.C.
An estimated 3,000 people left the People's Summit in Chicago Sunday with a commitment to turn Bernie Sander's presidential campaign into a permanent independent movement for justice and equality.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
An inside-the-Beltway article has Democratic Senate candidates following a "cardinal rule of politics" in a year in which cardinal rules are made to be broken. One Senate candidate following a different path is surging ahead.
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.