Donald Trump is a fraud, but Democrats will have to prove that they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will fix previous trade deals. They can start by opposing TPP in the party platform.
Hillary Clinton took time from the volley of insults with Donald Trump to lay out her economic policy. Donald Trump in a scripted address used recycled insults of Clinton to paint himself as the agent of change. So it begins.
When Americans elect a president, they want a leader who will look out for the little guy. Exploiting the little guy – and everybody else – to make a buck for himself is Donald Trump’s M.O. That’s not presidential.
People who believe that Bernie Sanders is squandering his influence in the Democratic Party by not conceding now to Hillary Clinton misunderstand both the candidate and his supporters.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
Donald Trump a small-tent guy. Only rich white male Christians like him fit in. That, frankly, is un-American. And certainly unbefitting a person who is supposed to represent the best interests of all Americans.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
An inside-the-Beltway article has Democratic Senate candidates following a "cardinal rule of politics" in a year in which cardinal rules are made to be broken. One Senate candidate following a different path is surging ahead.
After endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Obama went on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which Clinton, and much of the public, opposes.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support "$15 and a union" – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
Hillary Clinton established herself as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party last night, the first woman to capture that honor. Bernie Sanders, in a speech the media burlesqued, promised to continue the struggle.
Outrage over the Trump University documents should go beyond the scam itself to acknowledge the lesson of this fraud: Profit-making and education are a bad mix for all except the few who are able to bank the results.
With Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton in early polls, hysteria is building among Democrats. Much venom is directed at Bernie Sanders, with Clinton surrogates telling him to pack it in. Here's a little common sense on the race.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.