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.
In which I explain to a Donald Trump supporter over a cup of coffee that his candidate is not a "successful businessman," but a con man.
For all his bloviating about “law and order,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has yet to express any serious outrage over police killings of unarmed African Americans.
Twenty-one of the the 27 states suing the EPA to prevent implementation of its Clean Power Plan, requiring cuts in carbon emissions, are already on track to meet the plan's requirements.
People looking for drama in Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s Senate testimony on Tuesday did not come away disappointed – even if he did not crack on the stand and admit everything like the villain in a Perry Mason episode.
Despite incomes and health insurance coverage rising while unemployment, poverty and food insecurity all falling, Donald Trump says America is a hellhole. Perhaps that’s because he can’t accept morning in America delivered by Democrats.
Lawmakers in Michigan are about to walk away from $20.5M in federal funding for child care because they won’t commit to spending $7.5M in state money to help working families. Michigan returns the most unused federal dollars every year.
Wells Fargo used job insecurity, poverty-level wages, extreme sales quotas and high pressure as financial incentives to force employees to fraudulently open accounts.
Here are seven concerns, and seven sets of questions, that should be posed to Stumpf – either at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing or as part of a more rigorous investigation.
One candidate offers actual policies and proposals. The other offers entertainment. Which one does the "news" media flock to? Which candidate is receiving the news coverage — the policy wonk or the entertainer? We all know the answer.
Trump says his tax cuts would cost $4.4 trillion over 10 years, most of it paid for by economic growth. We’ve been here before. Both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush tried “trickle-down” economics. We should have learned two lessons.
Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on democracy more like Leopold and Loeb than Lincoln and Douglas.
Should Democrats present themselves as fighters for a transformative economic vision, or as skilled managers restoring and maintaining the status quo of the last several decades? The question came up again last week.
Trump’s so-called economic fixes for the nation’s majority – women – are woefully lacking. His proposal to slash the top tax rate would definitely benefit high income women earning more than $413,350. But what of their low-wage sisters?
After Hillary Clinton went a bit wobbly at the 9/11 memorial, the internet went off the deep end with speculation about her health, and whether she’s even the real Hillary Clinton.
Wells Fargo has just been hit with the biggest banking consumer fraud penalty ever. Yet the bank’s execs are walking out the door with multiple millions in bonuses. Can we stop them?
President George W. Bush tried to grow the economy by giving corporations and the wealthy lower taxes and less regulation, and sparked a global economic meltdown. Trump would do it all over again.
Joseph Stiglitz discusses tensions between globalization and democracy, and what the euro experiment tells us about the need to resist bad trade deals like the TPP and bad tax deals that favor big corporations like Apple.
Thousands of Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline project that puts their water supply at risk, threatens to plow up their sacred sites, and would worsen climate change.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump's full-throated support for school choice is the ill-conceived, grandiose, and politically polarizing gesture that many charter school proponents feared most.
This election isn’t just about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be president. Ballot initiatives will give voters the chance to raise the minimum wage for workers in four states.
This weekend we learned that Hillary Clinton has been doing something that millions of other Americans also do: going to work sick. The difference is that too many American workers don’t have much of a choice.
The Census Bureau data shows that despite a slow and unsteady recovery, wages are recovering well and small business owners are in their strongest position to thrive in over a decade.