The economic and human crisis of what is happening across America is real. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. The work in front of us is mammoth – and we are committed.
I've seen firsthand how Donald Trump builds a wall of myths between American communities, in an effort to prevent people of different races and cultures from seeing their common foes. We have the power to tear down that wall.
The young people we met during our #BestOfUs2016 tour, working hard to encourage others to vote and stay politically engaged in a sometimes thankless environment, represent a bright spot in an often bleak election cycle.
A racially-mixed neighborhood in Lancaster, Pa., contains many residents anxious to vote and in particular to record their rejection of the policies that Donald Trump would promote if he became president.
Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been a real-life preview of what Donald Trump means for communities of color. But the county also offers a preview of how citizen action to reclaim power can work.
During the #BestOfUs2016 tour in Reno, Nev., a student organizer and immigrant from Ghana offers a clear-eyed understanding of why we have to move from discouragement to engagement on ElactionDay and beyond.
We're using the days before our wedding to do an extreme road trip – five states in five days – to uncover the love story that we believe is the future of American democracy.
Here's one example of how progressives in states like Maine are working to heal the divisions of wedge politics practiced by Donald Trump and by far-right politicians across the nation.
We are proud to announce the first slate of progressive candidates endorsed by People’s Action, who will help build on the progressive political revolution ignited by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
If you who care about climate change and are thinking of casting a protest vote for Gary Johnson, fugetaboutit. And don't vote for Stein or abstain. The planet might not survive President Trump.
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.
Tuesday's vice-presidential debate offered moments of real contrast between the America that works for all promised by Democrat Hillary Clinton and the alt-right and tea-party policies of a Donald Trump administration.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street, the multinational corporations and President Obama are pushing for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election. Wednesday, September 14, is a national call-in day to Congress to stop this.
Trump claims he’s told Americans all they need to know about his finances. But after this whole Bondi affair, it’s probably better to go with a version of the Reagan admonition when dealing with the Trump tax returns: distrust and verify.
If Donald Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee, what would it take for his words and actions to be labeled treason? In fact, why does no one dare call it treason?
More than 200 prominent legal and economic scholars warned about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would empower multinational corporations to challenge U.S. laws through a corporate tribunal.
Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservatives' willful failure to win through persuasion the votes of black and brown people.
Hillary Clinton should make appointing Supreme Court justices who would reverse Citizens United a centerpiece of her campaign. Under Donald Trump, billionaires buying politicians will continue for a generation.
We cannot easily compare the policy visions of the two major party candidates, because only one candidate is bothering to offer a comprehensive set of policy proposals.
The organizations are opposing TPP in part because of its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow corporations to sue governments in "corporate courts."
Donald Trump reverted to type with his immigration speech, delivered shortly after his visit to Mexico. After flirting with “softening” his position, the old Trump-style xenophobia was a hit with some, not with others.