Getting The ‘Customer Model’ Out Of Education

We're told schools need to be in step with the needs of businesses, and that education is "an investment" that gets a "return." The language of education policy is saturated in business values. But the truth is most businesses fail.
Jeff Bryant

Clinton on the Economy; Trump Ever Offensive

Hillary Clinton took time from the volley of insults with Donald Trump to lay out her economic policy. Donald Trump in a scripted address used recycled insults of Clinton to paint himself as the agent of change. So it begins.
Robert Borosage

The 13 Democrats Who Just Did Wall Street’s Dirty Work

Meet the "Hedge Fund 13," the House Democrats who joined Republicans in voting to protect private equity and hedge funds from regulatory oversight. Votes like this one should have consequences.
Richard Eskow

The People’s Summit: A Talk with Thom Hartmann [Video]

This past weekend I spoke at "The People's Summit," a gathering dedicated to building a longstanding movement out of the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign. I discussed it with Thom Hartmann.
Richard Eskow

The Tax Debate Is Over, and Progressives Won

Time and time again, tax cuts for the wealthy have proved ineffectual at sparking robust growth, while responsible budgeting that includes tax increases on the wealthy has repeatedly contributed to economic progress.
Bill Scher

Billionaire Trump Fleeces Workers, Small Businesses

When Americans elect a president, they want a leader who will look out for the little guy. Exploiting the little guy – and everybody else – to make a buck for himself is Donald Trump’s M.O. That’s not presidential.
Leo Gerard

Burning Issues: Taking On ISIS

Eliminating the threat of ISIS requires shifting our focus to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS, Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

The Koch Brothers Cue the Music

A slick new ad campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings — and distorting the debate over inequality. The good news? We have a new antidote.

Nobody Cares About Paul Ryan’s Conservative Rehash

Ryan has served up cold conservative porridge. Nothing that showed any lessons learned from the failed conservatism of the past. Nothing that went beyond hack anti-Obama talking points.
Bill Scher

For Nine Souls in Charleston, One Year Later

We live on. Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, we live on in memory. So let's start by remembering each of them by name, the nine kind souls who welcomed a stranger into their midst one year ago.
Richard Eskow

Trump: Big Mouth, Empty Suit

Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.

Would You Trust Henry Kissinger with Your Social Security?

The Peterson Foundation has added Henry Kissinger to a list of defense experts who declare that the federal debt is the "single biggest threat to our national security." But consider Kissinger's own threats to our global well-being.
Richard Eskow

Paul Ryan Is No Better Than Donald Trump For The Climate

Ryan new anti-regulatory package willfully ignores that the planet "has been made considerably worse by the addition of global warming," requiring action to make the planet better. But what do you expect? He's voting for Donald Trump.
Bill Scher

Announcing The Rock Against the TPP Concert Tour

There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.

What Will Bernie Do?

The mainstream media is playing a mug's game – fanning drama about what Bernie Sanders will do now that the primaries are over. The fact is, we know exactly what Bernie will do. The question is what Hillary Clinton will do.
Robert Borosage

Small Mind, Not Small Hands, Disqualifies Trump

Donald Trump a small-tent guy. Only rich white male Christians like him fit in. That, frankly, is un-American. And certainly unbefitting a person who is supposed to represent the best interests of all Americans.
Leo Gerard

Reflections on Orlando: Terror Does Not Discriminate

In the midst of pitched battles over whether some Americans can discriminate against LGBT Americans based on religion, we are viscerally reminded that terror and violence do not discriminate.
Terrance Heath

If Anything Can Unite the Democrats, It’s Climate

Even if you are convinced that Clinton's climate platform is insufficient, the logical course of action is not to let the Oval Office become occupied by someone who calls global warming a "hoax."
Bill Scher

Clinton Makes History; For Sanders “The Struggle Continues”

Hillary Clinton established herself as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party last night, the first woman to capture that honor. Bernie Sanders, in a speech the media burlesqued, promised to continue the struggle.
Robert Borosage
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