If hell had a fiscal policy, it would look a lot like the House GOP budget. It's a wish list for millionaires, billionaires, and corporate special interests. It also breaks most of the Ten Commandments, which is more than a little ironic.
The six-year anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created after a Wall Street crime wave led to the 2008 financial crisis, is a day to celebrate and a day to fight.
Medicare For All, which until recently was rarely mentioned in mainstream political and media circles, has gained so much momentum that it was recently the answer to a question on the quiz show Jeopardy. Is it coming to a town near you?
Consultants Mark Penn and Andrew Stein want to steer the Democratic Party safely away from calls to restore economic justice, end pointless wars, and to protect women and people of color. They're the ones who are way off course.
Trump's secretive remarks to wealthy donors are just the tip of the iceberg. We need to shine more daylight – on his relationship with the GOP, and his financial ties around the world. We need more journalism, and more activism, too.
Do you have to run like a Republican to win in a district like the Georgia 6th? The answers lie in the Census Bureau's free database, which very few seem to notice. We mined the data, and found the answer for you.
Give them less and make them think it’s more: that’s the GOP’s goal with “Trumpcare.” Why? To give tax cuts to the wealthiest among us, when we already have inequality not seen since the Gilded Age. It's time to say we've had enough.
The smell of gun smoke had net yet lifted from an Alexandria baseball field when the calls for unity began. But unity doesn't mean silence, or inaction: issues like health care and gun violence need debate, and lives are at stake.
New Yorkers face a “summer of hell” as Governors Cuomo and Christie seek to hand over the city's historic Penn Station to private investors. This "hell" is the result of a bipartisan reluctance to invest in the infrastructure we need.
Trump and his party have been marching in lockstep with the fossil-fuel industry for some time now. That influence can be seen in Trump's appointments, in his deeds and now in his budget.
If you needed a new stove or refrigerator, you wouldn't give the keys to your kitchen to Olive Garden then pay them to let you eat. Unfortunately, that’s what Trump and his party want us to do so they can give away our shared wealth.
So many Republican leaders find ways to justify living with our society's growing injustices, and even to make them worse. There’s no polite way to say it: they suffer from a sickness of the soul.
Contrary to what some might have expected, the universe did not explode in an antimatter fireball when these two opposites came together. Nevertheless, the Pope’s dissatisfaction, and their different views of justice, are plain to see.
They're proposing bold ideas - but not bold enough. Democrats need to take on the billionaires and corporate interests that have suborned democracy and hijacked our economy if they want to win back voters.
To promote its socially conservative view of marriage and the family – especially its opposition to marriage equality – the Bradley Foundation has been pushing the work of a discredited researcher with some very strange ideas.
Donald Trump will choose the next FBI director. We can't change that. But we have the power to imagine a nation run on principles of economic and social justice. That can, and should, include the FBI and its new leader.
The firing of James Comey from the FBI raises fundamental questions we need to ask now. Why do we have a federal police agency? How should its mission be defined? And, what kind of person should run it?
Ten: that’s how many people will die every year so Republicans can give the 400 richest people in America yet another multi-million-dollar tax break. All in all, hundreds of thousands could die over the next ten years.
A recent poll finds a record number of Americans say that the government should do more — not less — to solve the nation's problems. That's the highest it's been since the question was first asked, and we should all take note.
The conservative group America Rising is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she tours the country in support of her new book. Why? Their billionaire backers might lose cushy tax breaks and regulatory favors under the policies she supports.
Obama’s payday for a Wall Street speech reflects a longstanding pattern of behavior from Democratic leaders: talk like liberals, govern from the center, then make a lot of money once you’re out of office.
From the Women’s March that inaugurated his presidency to the town-hall activism that blunted his first healthcare bill, the progressive resistance to Trump and his party has outperformed even the most optimistic expectations.
Pramila Jayapal, the newly elected member of Congress from Washington state’s 7th District, shared her unorthodox vision for elected office with us in a recent video conversation.
Barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, for example, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno, we already know Trump’s most terrible tax secrets. We will reveal them… right after this break.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has issued a declaration of class war against the American people. Mulvaney's words may sound wonkish or technical, but he was expressing Republicans' extreme ideas with unusual directness.
Sean Spicer’s Holocaust comments are important, not just for their shock value – for their sheer, breathtaking, WTF-ness – but for what they tell us about the architecture of the modern Republican mind.
Republicans have done violence to Senate traditions for years. The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is the fruit of their disrespect for tradition. It's time for all Democrats to say no.
Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch agressively fund "dark-money" campaigns for far-right causes through sham grassroots organizations, and contribute to eighty percent of the far-right "Freedom Caucus" members in Congress.
Republicans don't want to prevent bank crimes. Instead, they want to dismantle the agency that plays a critical role in bringing these crimes to light. Now, some Democrats may be willing to help them.
A constitutional convention makes for a snappy hashtag, #ConCon. But, as GOP leaders in Idaho recently discovered, it is an impractical idea that could result in a "runaway" convention that dangerously rewrites the U.S. Constitution.
Nobody’s suggesting Democrats should behave like Republicans. But it’s no longer “moderate” to pretend the rules haven’t changed. In today’s world, a vote for Gorsuch is a vote for extremism over moderation.
Donald Trump's budget blueprint aims to dazzle, but its hardness of heart is unworthy of the American people. Our country's great leaders of the past would hardly recognize it as American at all.
After an election filled with racist rhetoric, Republicans have proposed an agenda that will harm many black, brown, and poor Americans while helping the white and wealthy. Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan pioneered this divisive strategy.
The Republicans' plan to overhaul health care cuts programs that help black and brown people to pay for giveaways to the wealthy. People ask if this is accidental or deliberate. Does it matter?
The Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is a disaster for the American people. It’s not a health plan, it's a wealth grab for those who need it least, which will make the economy sicker, too.
Recusal is not enough. Jeff Sessions has shown by his deceptions that he is not fit to serve as Attorney General. In the name of equal justice for all, he must resign.
Democrats who were hoping Trump would inflict a knockout punch on himself in his first speech to Congress walked away disappointed. It looks like they’re going to have to learn to fight for themselves.
Perez isn't the problem; power is. The Democratic Party won't change until it's confronted with a movement determined to change it, and starts to tell a story that reflects the lives of ordinary people.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn't deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one's driving his healthcare priorities?
Until we get the full truth about Russia — from reputable, public, and trustworthy sources — let’s fight Trump with the weapons we already have at hand: the weapons of accountability and justice.