Rally for Education Justice – Are We Winning?

800 advocates for “the people’s education” gathered at the Lincoln Memorial last week, where speakers who included Diane Ravitch and Rev. William Barber placed the fight to save public schools in the context of social justice advocacy.
Jeff Bryant

Trump 2016: The Three Shadows Haunting Cleveland

When Donald Trump’s Republican Party convenes in Cleveland, three shadows will haunt the arena. If you look carefully, you're sure to see them. If you’re not afraid, you don’t know your history.
Richard Eskow

Donald Trump Appeases Extreme Right With Pence Pick

In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency — and how he may have to govern to satisfy the GOP base.
Terrance Heath

Three Years After Justice Failed Trayvon Martin

In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.
Terrance Heath

Is TPP Really Dead? Don’t Bet On It

Democratic candidates need to align the Democratic platform and publicly declare themselves opposed to TPP, as Hillary has done -- again. Make sure that what people are saying about TPP having no chance of passing is true.

Donald Trump Is Wrong. Crime Is Down. Way Down.

The rate of violent crime is at a 45-year low. The murder rate is the lowest since 1957. Let's not allow the Donald Trumps of the world peddle excuses for bad police behavior on the grounds that crime is out of control, when it's not.
Bill Scher

Eric Holder’s Justice

Matt Taibbi called Eric Holder a "double agent" for Wall Street, but it's doubtful that he sees himself that way. Few of us think of ourselves as bad people. But then, how does the former attorney general justify his behavior to himself?
Richard Eskow

The Sanders Endorsement and the Political Revolution

When Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, he made the case that the political revolution that has begun to build must now turn its attention to defeating Donald Trump. He got that right.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: The Militarization of Foreign Aid

A dramatic shift in foreign aid spending to the Defense Department has created significant risks for U.S. diplomacy and peacemaking, says Colby Goodman of the Center for International Policy in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas

So here we are, once again, with calls from all quarters for dialogue across the racial divide. But while our narratives and debates about good cops and rogue cop are important, they are entirely insufficient.

Republican Platform Tricks On Trade

The draft of the Republican Party platform at first glance sounds pretty good when it comes to trade. But what would Republicans actually do if elected? Watch what they do, not what they say.

Donald Trump: Superhero to Billionaires

Trump’s tax plan, his refusal to raise the minimum wage, his insistence that workers make too much all endear him to his fellow 1 percenters. With pledges like these, Trump plans to guarantee billionaires like him continue taking too much.
Leo Gerard

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes

The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities.
Terrance Heath

The Democratic Party Platform: Progress and Resistance

The Democratic Party platform committee met in Orlando over the weekend. Sanders forces gained new progress on affordable college, health care and the $15.00 minimum wage. Resistance continued over the TPP and climate reforms.
Robert Borosage

Don’t Stop the Revolution: The Sanders Movement After Orlando

Bernie Sanders’ "political revolution" scored impressive wins in the Democratic Party’s draft platform, which ABC News calls “exceptionally progressive." This new movement has already had a major impact, with more battles to come.
Richard Eskow

Wingnut Week In Review: Selective Outrage

Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.
Terrance Heath

Jobs Report: Change Still Needed

A reported 287,000 new jobs were created in June, erasing concerns that the economy might be cratering. But the cheery jobs figures can't mask the continuing need for change to make this economy work for working people.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: Fixing Our Policy In the Middle East

U.S. interventions in the Middle East over the past decades have been a clear failure by any measure, and we need a new direction, military expert Andrew Bacevich says in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Democrats and the TPP: Who Speaks for the Future?

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Yet President Obama insists that the party platform take no position on the TPP. This weekend Democrats will decide who speaks for the future.
Robert Borosage

61% “Uneasy” About Trump and International Trade

A new The Economist/YouGov poll asked "Are you confident or uneasy about the following presidential candidates’ ability to deal wisely with international trade?" The numbers might surprise you.
Bill Scher

Inequality’s Getting Worse. How Do We End This?

At the start of the Independence Day weekend, we learned that income inequality in this country became even worse last year. Economic inequality produces scars that last a lifetime – and even longer. We must act.
Richard Eskow

Open Letter to Donald Trump’s Campaign

Your campaign does not represent the politics of Lincoln, the call of justice, or the ethics of Biblical evangelicalism. Instead, your campaign presents an extremist philosophy of hate, greed, racism, classism, and xenophobia.
Rev. William Barber
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