Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Wonder bread Indiana. Donald Trump blows Ted Cruz out of the Republican race. The Donald is officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. And Sanders shows he still has some legs left.
Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, highlights the reasons why our Pentagon budget is so bloated in this Burning Issues video.
Sometimes an event comes along that crystallizes people’s awareness of an issue. Layoffs at the Indianapolis Carrier air conditioner factory focused many people’s feelings about our disastrous “trade” agreements.
The Panama Papers help reveal the extent to which the global financial system is rigged to favor the wealthy and powerful, says Eryn Schornick, policy adviser at Global Witness, in this Burning Issues video.
The Bernie Sanders economic agenda shows up particularly strong, and the conservative agenda noticeably weak, in a survey of the political attitudes of people under 30.
Two groups of people lose their minds when Beyoncé drops an album: Queen Bey’s biggest fans, and wingnuts. This week Beyoncé served up her finest "Lemonade," and wingnuts managed to make lemons out of it.
This election will be at least partly, if not mostly, about trade. The consequences of decades of moving jobs out of the country are coming home to roost. People are fed up.
We heard a lot about the “war on women” during the 2012 election cycle. The only change is that now we’re fighting on two fronts — reproductive rights and economic survival.
With big wins Tuesday, Donald Trump is on the verge of locking up the GOP nomination. and Hillary Clinton consolidated her Democratic lead. Bernie Sanders, his supporters demanding nothing less, will carry the fight to the convention.
Call your Representative and both your Senators and let them know how you feel about the possibility of Congress sneaking in a vote for TPP after the election.
Last week GOP House members conducted a hearing to further their case against saving the lives of workers exposed to silica dust. To appease big business, the GOP wants to reverse a new rule that will save lives by limiting silica exposure.
The next U.S. president needs to think of Africa as more than a source of minerals and fossil fuels, says Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies in this Burning Issues video.
Bill Scher: The Republican Party's efforts to stop Donald Trump are limp, halting and feckless. The party is so woebegone that two people can't successfully coordinate the most basic of strategies: You go here and I'll go there.
Bernie Sanders is not the match that lit a progressive populist flame. The match was the unrest with Democratic Party politics that revealed itself long before he "felt the Bern" himself.
Clinton wants Sanders to stop criticizing her fundraising. Her defenses of her money chase contradict the basic case reformers and most Democrats make against Citizens United and big money in politics. Voters should not be misled by the
Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains that the fundamental principle of a civilian-run military answerable to a democratically elected president and Congress is under threat, in this Burning Issues video segment.
For eight years, wingnuts had to deal with the reality of a black man in the White House. Now, it looks like there will be a black woman in their wallets. They’re not taking it well.
Emira Woods, foreign policy fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, explains the need for the next president to take heed of America's weariness with war and the follies of military adventurism.
On the issues that rank-and-file GOP voters purport to care about most – economic growth, debt reduction, national defense – the Progressive Caucus People's Budget contains the most serious and effective policies available.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
Kyle Ash, senior legislative representative at Greenpeace, says in this Burning Issues video that there are real dangers that U.S. export policies will undermine its fight against climate change.
Jesse Coleman, a research investigator for Greenpeace, explains what the globalization of fracking means for the planet and where the presidential candidates stand in this Burning Issues video.
Governor Pat McCrory’s sleight of hand won’t fix North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, save his political career, or keep his state from hemorrhaging jobs and money. If it isn't repealed, the state might find itself literally "out of business."
New Balance says the government offered the company a big contract in exchange for its silence about what the Trans-Pacific Partnership would do to domestic manufacturers.
House Republicans have proven themselves incapable of bringing even their own budget to a floor vote. But there is still reason to get members of Congress to declare their support for the People's Budget.
Porter McConnell, the director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, discusses the amount of money hidden in shell companies and how the next president of the United States could address the issue in this Burning Issues video.
In New York, before the Democratic candidates get to their debate and the Republican candidates get to a major fundraiser, they have to get past the nationwide demonstrations of the Fight for $15 movement.
The daughter of Donald Trump complained of New York's "onerous rules" that will keep her from voting in the Republican primary. But New York isn't even on the list of states that have recently added onerous voting restrictions.
As much as President Clinton and President Obama like to talk about "free trade" deals, the truth is that the working class ends up paying.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff offers a sharp critique of U.S. "imperial power" and offers praise for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in this Burning Issues video.
Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he wouldn’t have signed North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. That still doesn’t make him the moderate he wants people to think he is.
"We urge Congress to reject the TPP as long as these damaging provisions are a part of it. The stakes for public health are too high."
Tom Cardamone, managing director of Global Financial Integrity, discusses the Panama Papers and the ramifications of having so much of the world's wealth hidden in offshore tax havens in this Burning Issues video.
Three years ago we told the chilling story of the makeover of North Carolina's once progressive institutions, in our documentary “North Carolina: State of Conflict.” See it and understand why Bruce Springsteen won't play in the state.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has an opportunity to address her trade credibility problem by asking President Obama to withdraw the Trans-Pacific Partnership from consideration by Congress.
The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time more than 50 years, as former confederate states legislated a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for southern hospitality.