In an apparent about-face, the House approved a measure barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees, but that doesn’t mean House Republicans have learned anything.
Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at the American Friends Service Committee, breaks down the Israel-Palestine conflict in this Burning Issues video segment.
Bernie Sanders says he will push hard to get his agenda written into the Democratic Party platform. But candidates are free to ignore the platform. Platforms are only important if citizen movements make them important.
Retired Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis argues in this Burning Issues video that the United States is "failing on every level" in Afghanistan, and sees presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as continuing the status quo.
Three years after President Obama signed executive orders protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination, House Republicans voted to write anti-LGBT discrimination in law.
It is critical that candidates for the highest office in the land release their income tax returns for multiple years, especially you Mr. Trump. After all, you are running for president based on your wealth and business ability.
More than 1,500 public interest organizations representing trade and democracy "stakeholders" sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
Americans who feel like they’re being screwed are attracted to an authoritarian bully – a strongman who will kick ass. The former reality TV star appears tough and confrontational enough to take on powerful vested interests.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a promise to countries in the Asian region to move production to boost their economies. American workers will pay the price.
He hopes to win the nomination. And he intends to build a “political revolution” to change the direction of the party and the country. As a movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race.
Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out Donald Trump likely masqueraded as his own publicist, during phone calls with reporters — proving he probably belongs in a shrink’s office, instead of the Oval Office.
Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution is centered on democratizing U.S. politics, including the Democratic Party. Here are three goals the Sanders campaign has set for structural reform of the party.
From the start of his presidential campaign, Sanders has argued that the issues on his agenda go to the heart of what Democrats stand for. The question is how Hillary Clinton and her campaign will respond.
International Trade Commission reports on pending trade agreements present best-case scenarios. Even so, its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows few benefits, and even says that the trade deficit will get even worse.
In a video interview, Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and a key supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, explains why he believes a multiracial progressive movement will emerge from the Sanders campaign.
Founding father Thomas Jefferson is often credited with saying, “The government closest to the people serves them best.” Republicans in North Carolina — and elsewhere — think they know better.
Bernie Sanders won Oregon big yesterday and ended in a virtual tie in Kentucky. His campaign continues to gain energy as its chances of victory decline. This poses a test of leadership – less for Sanders than for Clinton.
You can say this for Donald Trump; he doesn't delegate the job of attack dog. He likes to scorch his own earth. His campaign strategy is to regurgitate the greatest anti-Hillary hits from the right-wing fever swamp.
It’s easy to understand why Donald "I am really, really rich" Trump opposes raising the minimum wage. This guy who was born with a really, really silver spoon in his mouth doesn’t have a clue what living on $7.25 an hour means.
The next president and Congress needs to make an audit of the Defense Department a top priority to root out waste and what the Project on Government Oversight's Danielle Brian calls "legalized corruption."
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says that selecting a well-known white nationalist as one of its delegates in California, was due to a “technical error.” But it was really Trump’s campaign showing its true colors, again.
Critics of the Iran nuclear deal have stepped up their opposition, but there are clear successes that supporters need to keep elevating, says Kate Gould of the Friends Committee on National Legislation in this Burning Issues video.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders should emphasize their proposals to federally enforce comprehensive parental and sick leave as one way to connect with younger voters.
We should challenge the practice of recent presidents, including President Obama, of using arms sales to further foreign policy interests, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy in this Burning Issues video.
Bernie Sanders won West Virginia big last night. Even in the face of a mainstream media essentially declaring the race over, voters in the West Virginia Democratic primary chose Sanders -- and sent a message to Democrats.
Two reports reinforce one of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's chief attack lines against competitor Bernie Sanders: that his "numbers don't add up" and that he is making promises "that cannot be kept."
A week after Ted Cruz’s defended it in a failed attempt to boost his presidential bid, the battle over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” is exposing fissures in the conservative movement.
A backlash against so-called free trade is evident in the groundswell of support for insurgent presidential candidates on the left and right who denounce these failed policies. The first victim of this uprising should be the proposed TPP.
Donald Trump has a trick he likes to use when he wants to communicate two different messages to two different constituencies: incoherence. It doesn't take much to expose incoherence, yet it seems to flummox media headline writers.
The F-35 fighter place exemplifies how tax dollars are wasted at the Pentagon and how "political engineering" makes a project "too big to fail," Project on Government Oversight's Mandy Smithberger explains in this Burning Issues video.
This week saw the end of both Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, as well as the death of modern conservatism — killed off by a guy who bears more than a passing resemblance to an Oompa Loompa.
The Korean free trade agreement was sold with promises of jobs and increased exports. The opposite happened; the damaging trade deficit doubled. The vastly larger Trans-Pacific Partnership is being sold with the same promises.
Presidential candidates who emphasize closing the federal spending deficit are ignoring a more important investment deficit, argues William Spriggs, chief economist for the AFL-CIO, in this Burning Issues video.
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.