Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents also nabbed the grandfather of them all.
Corporate conservatives are accusing Sanders of "buying votes" by "promising" "free stuff." Is it true? The people who consider the things We the People "get" from government just "free stuff" misunderstand the purpose of government.
The Democratic debate in Wisconsin Thursday night probably ended in a draw. Both candidates reassured supporters. Neither was embarrassed. Clinton wielded the stiletto; Sanders pounded the hammer. The race heats up.
Which candidates will promise today not to send the TPP to Congress for approval if elected, or promise not to sign the TPP into law if Congress approves it? Bernie Sanders has; will Hillary Clinton?
During a webinar by the Public Leadership Institute, Robert Borosage talks about Bernie Sanders' victory in the New Hampshire primary and the political road ahead for the progressive movement in 2016.
We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
As Bernie Sanders rises in the polls and does better than expected, the alarms about his electability in the general election grow in volume and intensity. But Insurgent candidates don’t always lose.
New Hampshire voters turned out in large numbers and sent a message to both parties: it is time for change. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won; the establishment candidates lost. The message could not have been clearer.
As America’s tool makers and freight car builders are furloughed, their factories shuttered and offshored, America is wasting. Ill-conceived free trade deals, like the proposed TPP, are reducing it to a nation of stooped shoulders.
Her most declarative statement to date on the issue of where she would stand on various proposals to "reform" Social Security and ensure its long-term solvency comes in the context of a disconcerting history.
The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
People are questioning Hillary Clinton over millions in speaking fees and contributions from Wall Street. There are specific steps she can take now, and pledges she can make about what she will do if elected. Will she?
Meet Ted Cruz, the Republican winner of the Iowa caucuses. He’s a liar, a jerk, and nobody who knows him remotely well — including his fellow Republicans and, quite possibly, his own family — appears to like him much.
Conventional wisdom said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wouldn’t even get close to becoming president. This week Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses, and got a little closer to the White House. Here’s why that should scare you.
Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected president. Will Hillary Clinton commit to doing the same?
Perhaps we can now spend less time on Donald Trump's demagogic proposals for building a wall and banning all Muslims from entering the country, and spend more time on what the rest of the field is proposing.
As trade representatives officially sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand, significant opposition is rising.
The Heritage Foundation has released its annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” As we enter an election influenced by anger at an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy, it’s time to ask: What is “economic freedom," and who is it for?
There are some surprises, some confirmations and some warnings in a caucus in which overall turnout, first-time turnout and younger voter turnout were all down for Democrats from 2012.
Working America found among white blue-collar workers huge support for Donald Trump, who like a preacher of prejudice validates cursing the nation’s marginalized and accusing them of emptying workers’ bank accounts.
The Iowa caucuses traditionally winnow the field. They give a hint about who is real and who isn't, and usually add their own nutty spice to the dish. Here's a brief rundown of last night's results.
Seeing workers in call centers, smelters at Alcoa, skilled trades workers at John Deere, or servers at the sandwich shops, the support is contagious and nearly universal.
The results of the Iowa caucuses won't be known until late Monday, but we already know the big winner: Senator Bernie Sanders. The "fringe" candidate has shown he is for real. He leaves Iowa with momentum.
George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Were the right lessons learned from that campaign?
This week two major right-wing crusades that started out with pretty big bangs -- the Oregon Standoff and the Planned Parenthood sting -- ended with disappointing (for wingnuts) whimpers.
A vote for Trump is to confirm the liberal stereotype of conservatives as racists. To have the last laugh, you can't prove us liberals correct. You need to prove us wrong.
Fox News hosted its Republican debate last night without Donald Trump. He was both missing and missed. Fox focused on the right-wing fixations – and left out most of what concerns America.
On Thursday morning, the Washington Post editors took a swipe at Bernie Sanders, painting him as "like a lot of other politicians." Would that it were so. The editors indict the crusader because they don't like the crusade.
The Washington Post's latest editorial on Bernie Sanders says we can't wish away the plutocratic control of our economy and it is "fantastical" to think otherwise and try.
Tuesday's CNN town hall debate missed an opportunity to clarify where Clinton stands on expanding Social Security. Now a petition drive seeks to build political momentum for legislation to improve Social Security benefits.
In the interview Sanders fields questions about the Black Lives Matters protests at his early campaign events and the fact that some blacks feel taken for granted by the Democratic party.
Conservatives are responding to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis with the same depraved indifference that helped contaminate the city’s water and expose thousands of children to lead poisoning.
With Republicans likely to at least control the House after the 2016 election, which Democratic presidential candidate has the right approach to deal with the inevitable resistance?
Ford Motor said this week that it will close operations in Japan and Indonesia because it sees "no reasonable path to profitability." Last year GM pulled out of Indonesia. This is in spite of the coming Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Monday's CNN town hall forum brought into sharper relief the fundamental question that Democratic primary voters face: Do we need a technician to repair our politics or a remodeler who can reimagine and rebuild?
It's been out of the news, but there's always the risk that Wall Street will find a way to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership back to the fore. Contact Congress and ask your representative to come out publicly against the TPP.
Just like a cold sore, Sarah Palin has returned — again. And just like every time before, it’s not pretty. Not pretty at all. She turned up in Ames, Iowa to endorse Donald Trump, and ramble her way back into the national spotlight.
Rush Limbaugh admitted that "it's now out in the open that the Republican conservative base is not monolithically conservative ... That's not the glue that unites them all."
You can understand why Republicans won't talk more about global warming. But there isn't an influx of illegal immigration going on. Why does the obsession on the right persist?
The racial and religious hatred purveyed by the GOP didn’t improve the pay of white workers. That’s because separated, workers are weak. Unions have always known that. To secure power, workers must stand together.