With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Before we accept the coming destruction of our government as "normal" or "just politics," here is something to think about. Our government is supposed to work for us, We the People, for our benefit, to make our lives better.
Outgoing Louisiana Republican Congressman Charles Boustany is being talked about as a contender for becoming Donald Trump's US Trade Representative (USTR).
To expose Donald Trump's bait-and-switch on the economy, it will be vital to follow the money, and expose the corruptions and the lies. Challenging Trump’s appointments will provide the first opportunity to pierce the veil.
Donald Trump is creating an executive branch of government in service to a narrow set of special interests that no Democrat, and not even all Trump voters, would ever want.
As the vetting of Betsy DeVos goes forward, policy leaders should look beyond "facile" comparisons of how charter schools compare to public schools and consider the impact of school choice on all students and the whole education system
But considering Trump said he wants to "drain the swamp," you might be surprised he picked someone who literally built the swamp. Scott Pruitt is a pioneer in turning government over to corporate special interests.
The incoming HUD Secretary doesn't like President Barack Obama's plan to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act, even though he knows housing segregation is a problem and doesn't have any better ideas to offer.
Trump was always a Trojan horse for the 0.01 percent. And now he's forming a government of, by, and for the very elites he campaigned against. The ruthless few are in charge now.
Only in America, new stats show, could packing an incoming administration with gazillionaires be so easy.
Education policy led by Trump and DeVos will differ from the previous administration, but what's staying the same is how wealthy people will influence it. This matters a lot because the education debate is mostly about who controls it
Tom Price's widely publicized desire to gut Medicare is only part of the problem. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, he has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.
People's Action and other groups call for "uncompromising opposition" to Trump's attorney general pick. “Our question for members of the United States Senate is simple: do they support racism, or do they not?"
Donald Trump said he'd speak for the people, but in the days since he's become president-elect, it’s billionaires and bigots who are getting heard. Now it's time for us to use our voice and stand up for each other.
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.