It is stunning that supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would stand up for General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt in the face of GE's record of tax avoidance.
Paul Pillar, a former U.S. intelligence official and author who now writes at The National Interest, discusses the importance of not overreacting to ISIS and other terror threats in this Burning Issues video segment.
House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t save the Republican Party from what having Donald Trump as its nominee would do to the party. Beneath his cool, less orange exterior, Ryan isn’t all that different from Trump.
The Republican Party is ceasing to be a cohesive party. Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would lose a significant bloc of Republican voters in November. The GOP schism runs deep and it's about race.
Pundits dismissing Bernie Sanders' chances to win the Democratic nomination say he has to win over 55 percent of the vote in remaining contests to catch up to Hillary Clinton. He’s now done that or better in each of the last six races.
Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress discusses what the United States should do to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and highlights a key difference between presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his competitors.
The GOP campaign has been a hate fest with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz contending for No. 1 hater of Muslims and undocumented workers and women. Hate may have brought the GOP a load of publicity but it lost the party a bushel of bucks.
Wisconsin Republicans are disenfranchising citizens with laws designed to discourage voting by groups that might vote for Democrats. How will this affect Tuesday’s primary?
If the takers aren’t standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America’s resources have gone missing.
Adriana Bertrán of the Washington Office on Latin America explains the wave of Latin American children seeking entry into the United States and which presidential candidates are speaking to the root causes of that tragedy.
This week, the problem wasn’t that Donald Trump believes women who have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned should be punished. The problem was that he said it out loud.
Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund offers a passionate defense of the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal in this Burning Issues video, explaining the perils of the Republican candidates' pledge to nullify it.
The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday and Senator Bernie Sanders is pounding on his opposition to trade deals that have closed factories and cost jobs.
Does the Republican Party leadership and the Republican convention delegates have the spine to stand up to Trump, and his threats of riots, and deny him a delegate majority?
President Obama's recent opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the reactions of the presidential candidates are explored by Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America in this Burning Issues video.
Measures in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pushed by the Obama administration's negotiators will raise the price of many items by several thousand percent above the free market price. Here's why you may have missed that discussion.
Daniel Kalik of J Street discusses which 2016 presidential candidate is best positioned to help Israel and the Palestinians reach a peace agreement in this Burning Issues video segment.
Bernie Sanders swept three caucuses this weekend by huge margins, knocking Hillary Clinton's pledged delegate lead down below 300. He's still the underdog, but is closing. Mainstream media ought to give him the attention he's earned.
Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, explains the "conflict within a conflict within a conflict" in Syria in this segment of the Burning Issues series.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s strongest opponents are not against trade. What we are arguing for is using a blueprint that already exists to write trade agreements that actually benefit American workers.
Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
If the anti-Donald Trump majority wanted to band together and stop him, they would have the numbers, and the legitimacy, to do so. The big question is whether they have the will.
If either of these men is elected president, we could see the largest redistribution in American history from the poor and middle-class of America to the rich. This is class warfare with a vengeance.
You might not know there is an alternative budget proposal that is much more in line with the priorities and values of "We the People," and that budget is in front of the Congress right now.
In this video, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione offers a startling fact about the potential resurgence of a nuclear arms race and where the presidential candidates stand.
Great America PAC just dropped $1 million on a TV ad touting Donald Trump as a "unifier." What's important is not the disingenuousness of the message, but the source. It's a super PAC ad, and Trump claims to disavow super PACs.
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
Republicans love to complain about people who get money from the government and refuse to work. That is, unless they’re doing so, by refusing to consider the president’s Supreme Court Nominee.
Steven Pearlstein warns that government raising the minimum wage to $15, extending public education by four years, providing Medicare-for-All would "turn America into Denmark or Sweden." He means that in a bad way.
The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Every progressive knows about the opposition and tactics of the Republican Party. The Democratic Party establishment is a far lesser evil, but it may also be a far greater obstacle to progressive change.
Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
In this installment of the "Burning Issues" video series, Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies explains why voters should be wary of candidates who say America's military is weak and underfunded.
Last week's Washington Post "Fact Checker" column criticizing Donald Trump's positions on trade demonstrates the elite blindness to how bad things have gotten for millions of Americans.
Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
Donald Trump needs to make a 180-degree turn to win two-time Obama voters in swing states. He has shown a greater capacity to flip-flop than Mitt Romney did in 2012. But he also needs to hold on to his right flank.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not all that is in trouble with voters; the entire corporate-dominated free trade agenda is coming under fire as well. For good reason.
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis, and the political positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in this video.
The People's Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.