Arbitration clauses keep you from taking companies to court when they do wrong. The CFPB is working on a rule to protect you when finance agreements are involved.
Inside the liberal bubble, Democrats may be taking Steve Bannon’s appointment to help run Donald Trump’s campaign as a something of a joke. But, at their peril, they underestimate Bannon’s ability to harm Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton could have stuck to a bit of time-honored advice in online circles: don’t feed the trolls. Instead, Clinton reminded Americans that hatred must be called out and exposed for what it is.
Donald Trump's nationalism is absolutely about ethno-purity and there's an element of populism as well. But it's largely about wounded national pride which has been a potent motivating force on the American right for a very long time.
The Department of Labor has released the final rules for implementing President Obama's two-year-old Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces executive order. Republicans complain.
"Your continued leadership is sadly necessary as President Obama refuses to abandon this unpopular deal," says a letter signed by leading grassroots organizations.
Comedian John Oliver revealed how often charter schools are poorly, even criminally, operated, and the charter industry missed the crux of his argument that there might be something fundamentally wrong with the schools.
Donald Trump is probably betting that if he can’t convince a majority to vote for him, he may just be able to convince them to vote against Hillary Clinton. Get ready. They’re going to the mattresses. This race is going to get far uglier.
Do you remember the old Elvis hit "Return to Sender"? That’s the message that 2,000 postal workers from across the nation delivered at a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tuesday at Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel, outside Orlando.
Lesson #1: We can't depend on political leaders to change the system. Change is an inside/outside game, and it usually happens from the outside in.
Calling the TPP a “trade” deal (it isn’t) the corporate community and the Obama administration are now trying to sell it as important for national security. Recent op-eds make a strong case that this is just wrong.
Shutting down intersections as a tactic for interrupting the status quo and bringing attention to an issue has been used in organizing since time immemorial. But a classic action in Chicago on Monday had a different twist.
Imagine, if you will, going to the IRS and saying, “I don’t think the tax rate is fair so I’m not going to pay it.” Regular Americans can’t do that. But Apple CEO Tim Cook just did.
Contrary to recent headlines, Donald Trump isn’t reaching out to African-Americans. He isn’t even talking to us. He’s talking past us, and saying exactly what his alt-right base wants to hear him saying to black folks.
Massive amounts of outside, mostly untraceable money will likely be brought to bear in this election, to sway the outcome of "down-ballot" races for the US Congress and state legislatures.
Awareness of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) drives opposition, and Rock Against the TPP is doing its part to drive awareness.
Sarah Jaffe has spent years traversing the country, covering protest movements in the wake of the financial crisis. In her new book, "Necessary Trouble," Jaffe distills what’s she’s learned.
How much is President Obama willing to harm the Democratic Party in order to win approval for the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement? We may soon find out.
The TPP “trade” agreement could prohibit us from deciding we want things like postal banking, “Buy America” policies in the use of tax dollars, and other things We the People might want to do for ourselves.
Tom Frank says populism may be permanently discredited by Trump's bigotry. Clinton's decisive victory will be the triumph of the establishment center, the Davos elites. But this election won't end a struggle that has only just begun.
The record-breaking floods in Louisiana are the latest example of what many working people already know all too well: Climate change has already begun – and it is wrecking our communities.
Donald Trump’s campaign shake-up completes the process of bringing white supremacists and white nationalists from the extreme fringe into the mainstream of American conservatism and the GOP.
The Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation established that employers in the United States have to pay wages. Conservatives have been fighting this ever since.
Trump’s empathy seems to extend only as far as his aristocratic peers, for they—and only they—will directly benefit from his economic policies ... his call to repeal the estate tax is targeted toward his fellow princes and princesses.
The billionaires and CEOs behind "Fix the Debt" have a lot of nerve. Once again they're using cheap scare tactics and some manipulative “nudging” to drum up support for cutting Social Security benefits.
The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.
Here are the 28 Democrats who voted for fast track trade authority last year. Let's get them on the record before the election about whether they will vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.
Based on Hillary Clinton's transition team appointments, the progressive base has good cause to worry that her administration would be stacked with Washington/Wall Street insiders. The Sanders/Warren wing must insist on representation.
Back-to-school supply lists are likely longer than ever. But the lack of funding for basic school supplies is just the most obvious sign of America's growing and deepening crisis in education funding.
After years of campaigning and organizing, domestic workers in Illinois are celebrating victory as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law, guaranteeing basic workplace protections.
Donald J. Trump said LyndonB. Johnson "wanted to silence the church" because "he was having a problem with either one or more churches." It's not true. Here are the facts.
If passed by voters, the initiative would require employers to offer additional work hours to their part-time employees before hiring more part-time or temporary workers.
The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
In a campaign that every week finds new ways to go beyond the pale, Donald Trump's speech on "radical Islam" and immigration hit a new, dangerous low. His Youngstown, Ohio, speech was a chilling and dark moment for our democracy.
Someone needs to ask Ken Salazar and Hillary Clinton to explain what his appointment as transition team leader says about Clinton's position on a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future job-killing trade deals.
Which do you think will be more fun? The administration's month-long "blitz" to promote a lame-duck Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) vote in Congress, or Rock Against TPP's concert tour to raise public awareness about TPP's implications?
Donald Trump’s violent, provocative behavior makes him far too dangerous to get anywhere near nuclear codes. For Americans who want peace and security, not war, this man is too risky to inhabit the White House.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs to hear your support for strong rules to protect Americans from the predatory payday loan industry and their business model of trapping people in an endless cycle of debt.
Once Hillary Clinton enters the Oval Office, she’ll need the countervailing power of a progressive movement – ironically, much like the one her primary opponent championed.
Eighty-one years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, and the program has a wonderful birthday present. Neither presidential candidate is running on Social Security privatization or benefit cuts.
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