The Labor Department reports continued jobs growth in March, the 73rd month of private sector jobs growth. But wages remain stagnant. The economy continues to recover – but not the people.
Bernie Sanders swept three caucuses this weekend by huge margins, knocking Hillary Clinton's pledged delegate lead down below 300. He's still the underdog, but is closing. Mainstream media ought to give him the attention he's earned.
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in primaries Tuesday. Marco Rubio hung it up. While the frontrunners extended their leads, the fight for the nomination of both parties will continue right to their conventions.
In a stunning upset, Bernie Sanders went from 20 points down in polls to victory in the Michigan primary Tuesday. As Donald Trump consolidated his lead on the Republican side, Sanders demonstrated the Democratic race has just begun.
A weekend of presidential politics added some clarity to both nominating contests. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders keeps moving on up. The race is a long way from over. For Republicans, the horror show just got worse.
The Labor Department reported 242,000 new jobs in February, extending the record for consecutive months of private sector jobs growth. But even the most conservative international financial institutions are raising red warning flags.
There were few surprises. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won, but not as big as they had hoped. Bernie Sanders showed the fight is not over. Republicans called for unity to stop Trump, but not one candidate dropped out. The beat goes on.
Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary. Bernie Sanders was unable to cut into her solid African-American support. Yet even as she cruised to victory, warning signs were still flashing.
Donald Trump keeps winning primaries. On Tuesday, he won big in Nevada caucuses. He leads in the vast number of upcoming March primaries. He's on his way to the nomination. But he will not be elected president of the United States.
The populist revolt in both parties continues to roil both parties. On the Republican side, the establishment favorite -- Jeb! -- is gone. On the Democratic side, the Sanders surge continues to grow.
The confrontation over selecting a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court shows how politicized our courts have become, exposing judicial decisions as political choices rather than legal ones.
The presidential debates have treated ISIS and Syria as America's central security threats. Ignored is the increasing threat of a global economic downturn that would undermine our security far more than ISIS can imagine.
The Democratic debate in Wisconsin Thursday night probably ended in a draw. Both candidates reassured supporters. Neither was embarrassed. Clinton wielded the stiletto; Sanders pounded the hammer. The race heats up.
As Bernie Sanders rises in the polls and does better than expected, the alarms about his electability in the general election grow in volume and intensity. But Insurgent candidates don’t always lose.
New Hampshire voters turned out in large numbers and sent a message to both parties: it is time for change. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won; the establishment candidates lost. The message could not have been clearer.
In the face-off between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton last night, the clear winner was populism. It was remarkable to watch both contenders arguing about who is the most progressive candidate.
The Iowa caucuses traditionally winnow the field. They give a hint about who is real and who isn't, and usually add their own nutty spice to the dish. Here's a brief rundown of last night's results.
The results of the Iowa caucuses won't be known until late Monday, but we already know the big winner: Senator Bernie Sanders. The "fringe" candidate has shown he is for real. He leaves Iowa with momentum.
Fox News hosted its Republican debate last night without Donald Trump. He was both missing and missed. Fox focused on the right-wing fixations – and left out most of what concerns America.
On Thursday morning, the Washington Post editors took a swipe at Bernie Sanders, painting him as "like a lot of other politicians." Would that it were so. The editors indict the crusader because they don't like the crusade.
What makes a president transformational? The presidents widely celebrated as transformational all got big things done. But reforms are not sufficient; a president also has to win the ideological argument.
The Clinton campaign has started throwing everything and the kitchen sink at Sanders ... But the question isn't what's wrong with Bernie -- he's soaring beyond all expectations. The question is what's wrong with Hillary?
Sunday's Democratic debate put the differences between the two leading candidates in high relief: Hillary Clinton as the candidate of continuity, Bernie Sanders as the candidate of change. The choice is ours.
Fireworks, muscle flexing, invective – the cage match that was the Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C. Thursday night had it all, except any clue about what should be done for the country.
Tuesday's State of the Union turned into President Obama's first farewell, and an occasion to offer both a common-sense corrective to the campaign trail's hysteria and to reprise some of his favorite themes.
The December Labor Department jobs report shows private sector jobs increased for a record 70th month. The question is how long this steady, slow growth can continue in a world in increasing turmoil.
The posturing and meaningless polls are behind us. Finally, the presidential race heads towards the first primaries. Real people cast real votes. For progressives, 2016 may well be an interesting time.
Live from New Hampshire, it's the Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate, perversely designed to draw as small an audience as possible. Yet voters would be interested in the real differences in politics and strategy.
In last night's debate, Republican presidential candidates responded to a shaken nation by serving up heavy doses of fear and insult. Yet in the midst of the hysteria and posturing, there were occasional glimpses of common sense.
Donald Trump will be center stage at the Republican debate Tuesday night, flanked by a rising Sen. Ted Cruz and a flagging Dr. Ben Carson. Those are the front-runners. Enough said.
Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has made his foreign policy acumen the centerpiece of his presidential campaign. Only problem: what he believes is both wrong-headed and dangerous.
The November jobs report showed continued growth, virtually insuring that the Federal Reserve will begin hiking interest rates, hailing the economic recovery. But the new normal isn't normal or acceptable for America's workers.
In the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of impugning her integrity by raising her support from Wall Street bankers. But it isn't Bernie who is doing the impugning, it's her Wall Street donors themselves.
When the Campaign for America's Future gave NEA President Lily Eskelsen García its Progressive Champion award, she electrified the crowd – particularly with her riff on what teachers do. You have to hear this.
Arithmetic was the first casualty in the CNBC Republican Presidential debate. Logic became collateral damage. What John Kasich scorned as "fantasies" of those "who cannot do this job" ruled the night.
Elizabeth Warren, a first-term minority party senator, has built a national following. By challenging Wall Street and the rules that are rigged against people, she is leading a growing populist movement earning the right enemies.
The Democratic debate revealed dramatically different views between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on this central question: How the devil do we get the changes we need in the face of Republican obstruction?
The pundits are already dreading that the first Democratic presidential debate might feature an exchange of ideas rather than insults. The moderators will try to "fix that." Here are some program notes.
Bernie Sanders leads the field in our newly released scorecard, grading Democratic candidates relative to the Populism 2015 platform. Most striking: All the major candidates now embrace more populist positions.