We matched our Platform for People and the Planet that the Campaign for America's Future helped release last year and a transcript of the GOP debate. Here's what we found.
Fireworks, muscle flexing, invective – the cage match that was the Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C. Thursday night had it all, except any clue about what should be done for the country.
Steve Phillips challenges Democrats and progressives to stop seeing people of color as "nuisances who need to be silenced for fear of alienating White swing voters" and instead as essential to the progressive coalition.
After years of flirting with America’s right wing and egging on a growing rage, the GOP establishment is "shocked" by Trump's success -- and scrambling to save face.
Crybabies. That’s the perfect word to describe conservatives' reaction to President Obama’s final State of the Union address — as well as the official GOP response by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
"This vote was not only decisive, but participation was broad-based, with more ballots cast than any other endorsement vote in MoveOn's history," says MoveOn's executive director.
Will the President provide a positive, progressive message for the future in his last State of the Union address, or will he continue to push the wildly unpopular, corporate/Wall Street-written Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for five years. They’ve made no effort to patch the gaping hole that would leave behind because they believe Americans who get cancer and don't have health insurance are on their own.
Two recent cases demonstrate the danger to democratic government from investor-state dispute provisions in trade agreements. It appears it is President Obama who was “absolutely wrong” about the dangers of TPP.
In Iowa, grassroots leaders asked tough questions of Democratic presidential candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders about actual solutions to poverty and the other struggles facing real Americans.
When President Obama introduced his executive actions on gun control, he wept as he talked about Sandy Hook Elementary. Wingnuts couldn’t understand why he would still cry over 20 dead first graders.
The Freidrichs case is not just about unions; it is also setting up an argument against separation of church and state.
When you hear the rhetoric from the Jack Kemp Foundation's "Expanding Opportunity" forum Saturday, it pays to watch what conservatives have done to low-income people, not what they say.
With the Democratic National Committee sanctioning so few presidential debates, progressive activists in Iowa this Saturday have organized their own presidential forum in Des Moines – "Putting Families First."
GOP operative Ed Rogers says "this is shaping up to be a change election, and nothing about a Clinton candidacy offers change." But are voters that dissatisfied with the Obama presidency? The numbers don't back it up.
They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a live toad by the World Trade Organization.
Right-wing extremists have upped the ante in Oregon. The Feds have a chance to get it right this time and make it clear that criminals — even those with white faces and cowboy hats — will face consequences.
"Under my administration, Wall Street CEOs will no longer receive a get-out-of jail free card," Sanders says just blocks from Wall Street. "Big banks will not be too big to fail. Big bankers will not be too big to jail."
Bernie Sanders offers the best economic plan for the middle class. And he has shown that he is willing to challenge the Republican Party’s rhetoric, rather than offer a pale reflection of it.
Republicans don't have to run on lower tax rates for the middle class. They just have promise to stick it to the "others" whether it's denying benefits or a path to citizenship, deportation, abusive policing, long prison sentences.
Democrats should demand that the Democratic National Committee schedule several more debates and schedule them at a time when most people can and will watch.
The posturing and meaningless polls are behind us. Finally, the presidential race heads towards the first primaries. Real people cast real votes. For progressives, 2016 may well be an interesting time.
What if angry working class whites aren't attracted to Trump because of economic anxiety? What if their “anxiety” is really just about simple racism — the fact that people they believe are inferior to them are becoming equal in society?
Trump understands the base of the GOP a lot better than Mitt Romney and the Sunday talking heads. These GOP base voters like Putin. Like so much else, Trump is just channeling an existing right wing phenomenon.
Donald Trump’s supporters are now yelling “Seig heil!,” and calling for a black man to be burned alive. Can we call them fascists now? Can we call them racists now?
Republicans put a surprise sneak-law into the big, last-minute “Omnibus” budget bill: it bans the administration from making companies and “charities” disclose who is putting up the bribe money money for political campaigns.
Live from New Hampshire, it's the Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate, perversely designed to draw as small an audience as possible. Yet voters would be interested in the real differences in politics and strategy.
Republican presidential candidates had a chance to take a stand against Donald Trump's dangerous demagoguery at Tuesday night’s debate. None of them took it.
With a Republican Congress, every budget battle is about ratcheting down the things our government does to make our lives better. This year was no exception. But We the People got some things out of the bargaining.
Fear-mongering GOP candidates divert attention from real problems like bad trade deals and urge us to burn with anger about immigrants and refugees. In a real democracy, the smoldering in America would be piles of discarded TPP texts.
Do not be misled about reports that a Trans-Pacific Partnership vote is being delayed. It's a bargaining ploy. Republicans want “side agreements” that give corporations even more. We have to keep up the fight.
Animals have a sense about people. They just know when someone is trouble. So it really wasn’t a surprise when an American bald eagle attacked Donald Trump.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. “is not who we are as a party.” But Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and what progressive must not let America become.
The U.S. Congress is being told they must repeal country-of-origin labeling law or we face billions in punishment. U.S. courts don't get a say. We the People don't, either.
The Labor Advisory Committee created by Congress to assess the Trans-Pacific Partnership says the proposed treaty is "skewing benefits to economic elites while leaving workers to bear the brunt of the TPP’s downside."
Will Hillary Clinton actively and boldly lobby against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, convincing members of Congress who voted for fast track authority to vote against the trade deal itself?
Mass shootings in Colorado and California this week, brought out the worst in wingnuts this week, and reminded us that our biggest terrorist threats still come from right here at home.
If you close a factory in the U.S., move the production to a low-wage country, bring the same goods back to the U.S. and sell them in the same stores, you have just "increased trade" because now those goods cross a border.
A Thanksgiving holiday marred by shootings should remind us that our biggest terrorist threat comes not from Syrian refugees fleeing extremist violence, but from homegrown right-wing extremists.
The group's print ads will appear in Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call and are intended to drive awareness of the lack of enforceable currency provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.