After over two months as an announced presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) for the first time came out for substantive sentencing reforms, in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday,
We rounded up of the opinions of the Republican presidential candidates on the minimum wage. A few see the light, but most of them oppose supporting American workers with a wage increase. A few even advocate getting rid of it altogether.
Congressional leaders are warning that we are headed for yet another failure to pass a new federal budget, which will result in “major cuts in programs that create jobs and make a difference in people’s lives.”
Alaska’s governor Bill Walker unilaterally moved to accept federal funds for a Medicaid expansion, extending affordable health care to 42,000 state residents over Republican objections.
President Obama today becomes the first sitting president to visit a federal prison as part of his push this week for criminal justice reform. There needs to be a parallel push to address economic injustice.
Last week’s announcement of a set of White House actions to expand renewable energy access to low- and middle-income households continues a streak of executive actions by President Obama that tackle climate change.
Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber is calling the country to come to Winston-Salem, N.C. in a protest on Monday against "a crime against democracy and our most sacred constitutional value."
The Interior appropriations bill would leave America’s rivers and lakes unprotected, and prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide emissions.
Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley calls for police reform but remains unapologetic about policing practices that led to the incarceration of thousands of black people in Baltimore for often petty infractions.
Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
The candidate for president has a long and complicated history with immigration reform. His speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials helps people concerned about immigrant rights make sense of it.
A voting rights rally in Roanoke, Va. on Thursday to urge Congress to restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down will be followed by a demonstration in North Carolina next month.
Any serious voting rights agenda must include the most direct assault on voting rights: the 4 million Americans who are disenfranchised while still on parole or probation.
Two senators tell the right-wing American Enterprise Institute that making polluters pay for the carbon they release into the atmosphere is based on "core conservative principles." It's still a hard sell.
The Department of Education announcement of debt relief for students left hanging by bankrupt for-profit college comes with bureaucratic hoops that blunts the impact of what would otherwise be a victory.
School cafeteria worker Della Curry was recently fired in Aurora, Colo. for giving a lunch to a child whose parents fell behind on their school lunch bill. Here's why that should never happen.
A bill that would have re-enfranchised 40,000 previously incarcerated Marylanders currently on probation or parole was just vetoed in Maryl;and. That underscores why we need a Voting Rights Amendment.