With Republicans likely to at least control the House after the 2016 election, which Democratic presidential candidate has the right approach to deal with the inevitable resistance?
If you’re working harder but getting nowhere, and understand that the system is rigged against you and in favor of the rich, you don’t care about the details of proposed policies and programs. You just want a system that works for you.
Ford Motor said this week that it will close operations in Japan and Indonesia because it sees "no reasonable path to profitability." Last year GM pulled out of Indonesia. This is in spite of the coming Trans-Pacific Partnership.
To stop climate change we have to take back Congress. Progressives need to launch a campaign to win back a congressional majority committed to a bold agenda for stopping climate change and creating new green jobs.
We the People of the United States, through our elected representatives in Congress, allow this. Or, to put it in today's reality: Billionaires and their corporations pay handsomely for a Congress that allows this.
Like the former venture capitalist he is, GOP Gov. Rick Snyder denied Flint, Mich., the funds it needed to keep clean water flowing, then asked for a federal bailout when Flint's kids were poisoned by lead-tainted water.
No-excuse schools are the trend in big-city districts struggling with poverty. But that trend is generating a backlash from progressive-minded educators and community members that may soon have the rule of law behind it.
With Iowa's caucuses on the horizon, the GOP primary has only gotten more unpredictable. What it reveals is a number of fault lines in what was once a party neatly unified by tax cuts, "family values" and Old Glory.
A ballot initiative would require San Jose, Calif., employers to offer qualified part-time employees the opportunity to work additional hours before they hire new part-time or temporary employees.
It's been out of the news, but there's always the risk that Wall Street will find a way to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership back to the fore. Contact Congress and ask your representative to come out publicly against the TPP.
Just like a cold sore, Sarah Palin has returned — again. And just like every time before, it’s not pretty. Not pretty at all. She turned up in Ames, Iowa to endorse Donald Trump, and ramble her way back into the national spotlight.
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?
Rush Limbaugh admitted that "it's now out in the open that the Republican conservative base is not monolithically conservative ... That's not the glue that unites them all."
Not only is Bernie defying the odds, but he’s doing it by showing that an authentic candidate with an authentic message can generate an authentic people’s movement.
Earlier this month, news about a U.S. Supreme Court case raised concerns for progressives everywhere – for good reason. If the court upholds the plaintiffs in the Friedrichs case, that will hurt our children’s education.
How can the abortion rights movement reverse the trend of losses in state legislatures? By introducing and fighting for proactive legislation laid out in the brand-new "Playbook for Abortion Rights."
You can understand why Republicans won't talk more about global warming. But there isn't an influx of illegal immigration going on. Why does the obsession on the right persist?
The record $1.5 billion jackpot has been won, and Powerball mania has died down for now, but Americans are still stuck with a Powerball economy powered by the “lottery mentality.”
Democrats could still win back the white working class -- putting together a huge coalition of the working class and poor, of whites, blacks, and Latinos, of everyone who has been shafted by the shift in wealth and power to the top.
You might have heard that there is lead in Flint, Michigan's water. You're not going to believe how much. But you'll probably believe it happened because of government-hating Republicans.
Just a busload of billionaires, says Oxfam, now hold as much wealth than the entire bottom half of humanity. The elites now at Davos could, if they so chose, start steering that bus in a different direction.
You're going to be hearing a lot of whining and moaning about the budget deficit going up. The same people who will be whining and moaning about deficits pushed through massive tax cuts last year.
The racial and religious hatred purveyed by the GOP didn’t improve the pay of white workers. That’s because separated, workers are weak. Unions have always known that. To secure power, workers must stand together.
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.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley easily gave the most successful GOP State of the Union response in years. So, why do so many in her own party seem to hate her for it?
The Clinton campaign is accusing the Sanders campaign of "going negative." Is this Clinton accusation just an attempt to "muddy the waters" as Clinton's attacks on Sanders' health care plans backfire?
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.
After years of flirting with America’s right wing and egging on a growing rage, the GOP establishment is "shocked" by Trump's success -- and scrambling to save face.
Americans say they care about the well-being of kids. But it’s increasingly harder to see that sentiment reflected in policy. But there are recent examples of adults taking actions in the best interest of children.
This is an old-style of politicking. Misleading people by misrepresenting the policy positions in this way borders on a character attack instead of contrasting policy positions.
Crybabies. That’s the perfect word to describe conservatives' reaction to President Obama’s final State of the Union address — as well as the official GOP response by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
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.
Will the President provide a positive, progressive message for the future in his last State of the Union address, or will he continue to push the wildly unpopular, corporate/Wall Street-written Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
"The Big Short" -- Adam McKay's movie, based on Michael Lewis book about the housing and credit bubble that triggered the Great Recession -- shows why Bernie Sanders's plan to break up big banks and reinstate Glass-Steagall is necessary.
Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for five years. They’ve made no effort to patch the gaping hole that would leave behind because they believe Americans who get cancer and don't have health insurance are on their own.
If the corporate/billionaire class gets its way — and it looks like they will — the terrible inequality you see in the country today is nothing compared to what’s coming.
In our deeply unequal times, historian Edward O’Donnell reminds us, the life of the 19th century’s most important critic of concentrated wealth remains as relevant as ever.
Two recent cases demonstrate the danger to democratic government from investor-state dispute provisions in trade agreements. It appears it is President Obama who was “absolutely wrong” about the dangers of TPP.
After years of attacks on teachers and public education, Americans are catching up to the real story in our schools. 2015 was the year that forever transformed the hegemonic control so-called reformers have had on education policy
In Iowa, grassroots leaders asked tough questions of Democratic presidential candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders about actual solutions to poverty and the other struggles facing real Americans.
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