The gap between how payday lenders advertise their product and the reality of taking out a payday loan is something the CFPB should be paying close attention to as they sift through the comments submitted by the public.
This week I spoke with Rep. Mark Pocan (D, WI) about an open letter to President Obama he is circulating to fellow members of Congress this week. It explains how the White House can address runaway drug costs by executive action.
Clinton’s problem—both in the Democratic primaries and in the general election—is that she is inescapably part of a political establishment that has failed Americans badly.
Donald Trump presents himself as a champion of blue-collar workers, and in particular talks about steelworkers a lot. He says, "Look at steel, it’s being wiped out." But don’t listen to the words; look at his acts.
The solution to stem an annual estimated loss of $100 billion in tax revenue is for Congress to end the "deferral" loophole and make these companies just pay the taxes they owe.
Republicans lacked foresight in 2004 on gay marriage. Today, they lack foresight on climate. And because of it, they risk losing even more voters, but this time, the wayward voters had long been part of the Republican base.
We're all today living in an epoch of epic squandering. And government, despite what Donald Trump would have us believe, isn't leading the way.
The press is in love with saying blue-collar workers are in love with Trump. But the AFL-CIO found fewer than a third of its members support Trump. That’s true in my union, the United Steelworkers, as well. Here are members explaining why.
Clinton's economic speech in Toledo, Ohio Monday wasn't perfect, and some will undoubtedly question her sincerity. But it showed just how far the candidate, and her party, have come in a very short time.
This week Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI Action), Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders' group), and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will hold a series of town hall meetings across Iowa.
Big-bank CEOs have presided over a cornucopia of criminality in recent years. And yet these top executives have managed to avoid being held accountable – legally, financially, and even socially – for their actions. Is that about to change?
Writer Maya Angelou once offered this sage advice: "If someone shows you who they really are, believe them." With his latest misogynistic attack on Alicia Machado, Donald Trump dives into the gutter to show us once again who he really is.
The "gig economy" means that big corporations make billionaires, while their workers are called "contractors" who have no rights and don't make squat. It's one more way the system has been rigged.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw the supposedly progressive framing of charter schools into doubt with her opposition to a ballot initiative to expand them in her state. Warren has good cause to oppose more charters.
I’m tired of news outlets saying again and again that Donald Trump is courting African-American voters. It’s quite clear that Trump is communicating about African Americans in order to court suburban and college-educated white voters.
Clinton may have reassured undecided moderates that Trump is dangerous and she’s the safer choice. But she didn't do enough to energize the base to turn out for her in large enough numbers to insure victory.
Robert Reich's address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, on "The Oddest Presidential Election in Living Memory," is a must hear. You will get insight from a veteran political figure who knows Washington inside and out.
The opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on trade slipped away during Monday's presidential debate. A group of leaders and activists on Wednesday laid out a plan for a push against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
To borrow one of Donald Trump’s favorite words, we already know the Trans Pacific Partnership is a “disaster” for U.S. workers. But what folks may not realize is that many of its provisions will hurt women the most.
Eighty activists came to D.C. Circuit Court and to fossil fuel interest groups with a message: The corporate assault on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is nothing less than an attack on our right to survive.
When Hillary Clinton said, "Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real," Trump immediately interjected, "I did not. I did not. I do not say that."
Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did in 90 minutes at Monday nights debate.
As usual, Donald Trump stretched, distorted and outright denied the truth in the debate Monday night. Some of his biggest whoppers were about taxes. Here are the five most wrong-headed things Trump said about taxes.
As lawyers and judges debate the finer points of constitutional executive authority and statutory interpretation, we must not forget that the climate crisis is already putting lives of real people at risk.
Worries that Donald Trump would bulldoze his opponent into submission were unfounded. Trump’s misogyny and condescension did not play well last night.
Trump offered a return to top-end tax cuts and deregulation with a populist trade posture. Clinton called for public investment to rebuild the country. Both indicted the failed policies of the past: Clinton, trickle-down; Trump, trade.
If Trump really is a $10 billionaire as he claims, there'd be no reason for him to beg a charity to pay his bills. Before voting, Americans have a right to know whether Trump is lying about his wealth. He must release his tax returns.
The debate was largely a clash of personalities, rather than a clash of visions for the nation’s future. In her zeal to defeat her opponent, which she clearly did, Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to inspire and motivate her base.
Native American youth are making their voices heard in the movement to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and demanding a hearing in the Senate.
“We want the people who are aspiring to be president of this country to talk to the communities, the parents, the young people who have been impacted by corporate education interventions," says Jitu Brown, one of the protest organizers.
You saw what happened recently with Wells Fargo. They scammed some of their customers some of the time. Payday lending is about scamming all of the customers all of the time.
Millions of Americans deserve answers – including the unjustly incarcerated, African Americans, Native Americans, the unemployed, young people burdened with student debt, and everyone concerned about the planet.
This week, a Donald Trump supporter managed to somehow surpass even Donald Trump himself in sheer, unadulterated ignorance of our nation’s history regarding race.
The provincial anger, stoked for so long by the Republican Party, has finally boiled over. Donald Trump is telling those folks what they’ve been wanting to hear, exactly the way they’ve been wanting to hear it for a very long time.
Not all anti-immigrant arguments are based on fear, dehumanization, or inappropriate analogies. Economically vulnerable populations are often told that immigrants “take our jobs” and drag down wages. Is it true?
Public schools across the nation are experiencing severe teacher shortages that are apt to develop into a “crisis.” Here are good reasons even Republicans should embrace the crisis and support good solutions.
This election season so far has been about Donald Trump, and not about the real problems facing the country and We the People. The national discussion certainly has not been about things that can be done to make people's lives better.
Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policing nationwide.
From Captain Sully to the ferry crews, it's union-trained workers who saved the passengers on Flight 1549.
The Republican IRS commissioner impeachment is an obvious attempt to kneecap the IRS and keep it from doing its work, which includes policing the misuse of nonprofit organizations to keep secret the sources of political cash.