Progressive Caucus Beats Republicans At Their Own Game

On the issues that rank-and-file GOP voters purport to care about most – economic growth, debt reduction, national defense – the Progressive Caucus People's Budget contains the most serious and effective policies available.
Justin Talbot-Zorn

Truth And Consequences in Flint, And Beyond

In one day of the three-year-old Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, a Flint truth-teller is honored, three officials face criminal charges, and demands continue for more truth-telling and accountability.
Terrance Heath

Is The Paris Climate Agreement Too Little Too Late?

We should celebrate how much we have been able to accomplish, but with our eyes wide open, knowing that there will surely be more we will have to do and more battles to fight.
Bill Scher

China Says No To Fixing Steel Problem

China is producing much more steel than the country and the world can use, forcing steel companies in the U.S. and elsewhere to shut down production and lay off workers. They are rejecting calls to stop this overproduction.

The Big Apple Goes With the Home Team

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
Robert Borosage

Getting Arrested to Demand Democracy

On Monday I was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building. It’s been years since I engaged in civil disobedience. But I am just one of millions of people in America who want to stop the growing attacks on our democracy.
Roger Hickey

Summing Up the Clinton-Sanders Policy Debate in One Line

Any major policy change will have losers. The goal should always be to minimize the number of losers, at least among people with low and moderate incomes, and to try to assist the hardest hit so that they end up in a decent situation.
Dean Baker

Tax Day: Global Corporations Prefer to Defer

Today is tax day. Ordinary Americans rush to file their taxes to avoid paying fines. Global corporations prefer to defer. They book $2.4 trillion as foreign profits and pay no U.S. taxes on them. This is one way the game is rigged.
Robert Borosage

Wingnut Week In Review: Out Of Business

Governor Pat McCrory’s sleight of hand won’t fix North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, save his political career, or keep his state from hemorrhaging jobs and money. If it isn't repealed, the state might find itself literally "out of business."
Terrance Heath

The Big Apple Debate

Last night's debate in New York was as contentious as the city, and as clarifying as debates can be. Sanders and Clinton clearly have had more than enough of each other, but this campaign will continue through the convention
Robert Borosage

The Big Fight Over Chinese Steel

Current global overcapacity is estimated at 700 million tons — more than seven times what U.S. steelmakers can produce. This is expected to get worse. How should the U.S. respond?

Burning Issues: The Money Hidden In Shell Companies

Porter McConnell, the director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, discusses the amount of money hidden in shell companies and how the next president of the United States could address the issue in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Wall Street’s Fraud of the Week Club

$5.1 billion with Goldman Sachs, $1.2 billion with Wells Fargo – how many settlements will it take to convince some fact-resistant pundits and politicians that there is an epidemic of fraud on Wall Street?
Richard Eskow

Taking On Predatory Payday Lenders In Florida

In spite of Florida's problems with payday lenders, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat and chair of the Democratic National Committee, is fighting, not helping, efforts to to rein them in. Here's how she's being exposed.

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren’t dead; they’re just exclusive now.
Leo Gerard

Million Student March To Demand Answers On Debt Reduction

A new round of student protests on Wednesday will command the attention of the 2016 presidential election debate. The demands will include tuition-free public college and cancellation of all student debt.
Mary Green Swig | Steven L. Swig | Roger Hickey

Can Democrats Take Back The Senate?

The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
Bill Scher

Sanders Wins Wyoming, Surge Continues

Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: Is Climate Change A U.S. Security Threat?

Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
Burning Issues Video

Wingnut Week In Review: Southern In-hospitality

This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time more than 50 years, as former confederate states legislated a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for southern hospitality.
Terrance Heath

Protect America’s Consumers From Astroturf and #SaveCFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the only federal agency out to protect the financial interests of American consumers. Naturally, big money interests want to shut it down. A new campaign says, “Not without a fight.”
Terrance Heath

Why The Panama Papers Scandal Is About Cheating School Children

The Panama Papers show how wealthy people avoid paying taxes. But tax avoidance at a much smaller scale is actually quite commonplace right where you live, and the effects are most consequential on the least powerful in our society.
Jeff Bryant
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