I recently got a call from a political analyst in Washington. “Trump is dropping like a stone,” he said, convincingly. “After Election Day, he’s history.” I think Trump will lose the election, but I doubt he’ll be “history.”
The truth is undocumented immigrants have paid billions of dollars into the Social Security system but legally can't collect benefits. Claims to the contrary appear designed to undermine support for Social Security.
This week, Hillary Clinton linked Donald Trump to white supremacists and white nationalists in the alt-right movement, and laid bare his own history of racial discrimination. Republicans responded with deafening silence.
Inside the liberal bubble, Democrats may be taking Steve Bannon’s appointment to help run Donald Trump’s campaign as a something of a joke. But, at their peril, they underestimate Bannon’s ability to harm Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton could have stuck to a bit of time-honored advice in online circles: don’t feed the trolls. Instead, Clinton reminded Americans that hatred must be called out and exposed for what it is.
Donald Trump's nationalism is absolutely about ethno-purity and there's an element of populism as well. But it's largely about wounded national pride which has been a potent motivating force on the American right for a very long time.
"Your continued leadership is sadly necessary as President Obama refuses to abandon this unpopular deal," says a letter signed by leading grassroots organizations.
Donald Trump is probably betting that if he can’t convince a majority to vote for him, he may just be able to convince them to vote against Hillary Clinton. Get ready. They’re going to the mattresses. This race is going to get far uglier.
Do you remember the old Elvis hit "Return to Sender"? That’s the message that 2,000 postal workers from across the nation delivered at a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tuesday at Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel, outside Orlando.
Calling the TPP a “trade” deal (it isn’t) the corporate community and the Obama administration are now trying to sell it as important for national security. Recent op-eds make a strong case that this is just wrong.
Contrary to recent headlines, Donald Trump isn’t reaching out to African-Americans. He isn’t even talking to us. He’s talking past us, and saying exactly what his alt-right base wants to hear him saying to black folks.
Awareness of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) drives opposition, and Rock Against the TPP is doing its part to drive awareness.
How much is President Obama willing to harm the Democratic Party in order to win approval for the deeply unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement? We may soon find out.
Donald Trump’s campaign shake-up completes the process of bringing white supremacists and white nationalists from the extreme fringe into the mainstream of American conservatism and the GOP.
The Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation established that employers in the United States have to pay wages. Conservatives have been fighting this ever since.
Trump’s empathy seems to extend only as far as his aristocratic peers, for they—and only they—will directly benefit from his economic policies ... his call to repeal the estate tax is targeted toward his fellow princes and princesses.
Here are the 28 Democrats who voted for fast track trade authority last year. Let's get them on the record before the election about whether they will vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.
Based on Hillary Clinton's transition team appointments, the progressive base has good cause to worry that her administration would be stacked with Washington/Wall Street insiders. The Sanders/Warren wing must insist on representation.
Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
In a campaign that every week finds new ways to go beyond the pale, Donald Trump's speech on "radical Islam" and immigration hit a new, dangerous low. His Youngstown, Ohio, speech was a chilling and dark moment for our democracy.
Someone needs to ask Ken Salazar and Hillary Clinton to explain what his appointment as transition team leader says about Clinton's position on a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future job-killing trade deals.
Which do you think will be more fun? The administration's month-long "blitz" to promote a lame-duck Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) vote in Congress, or Rock Against TPP's concert tour to raise public awareness about TPP's implications?
Donald Trump’s violent, provocative behavior makes him far too dangerous to get anywhere near nuclear codes. For Americans who want peace and security, not war, this man is too risky to inhabit the White House.
Eighty-one years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, and the program has a wonderful birthday present. Neither presidential candidate is running on Social Security privatization or benefit cuts.
Is suggesting that Second Amendment advocates assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enough for Republicans to finally renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump? You already know the answer.
Progressive activists at a Donald Trump rally in Erie, Pa. silently held their tax returns high above their heads demanding that the GOP candidate release his returns – just like Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine.
It is not enough for Hillary Clinton to say she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that doesn't stop it. She has to put herself on the front line, twisting arms and making deals to persuade members of Congress to vote against it.
A policy debate almost broke out in the presidential election when the two candidates traveled to Michigan to lay out contrasting economic agendas. What became clear is that the old establishment consensus will not hold.
No one expects newly declared independent candidate Evan McMullin to become president, let alone get on many ballots or crack one percent in the total vote. Yet his candidacy may still perform below expectations.
Progressive groups are gathering petition signatures calling on Hillary Clinton to speak out against a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership during her Thursday economic policy speech outside Detroit.
“The political revolution lives and it is moving to the states,” a director of People's Action proclaims as progressive candidates win key elections in Minnesota and Vermont on Tuesday.
Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to "the Second Amendment people"? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the biggest financial backer of his campaign.
By going counter to common political wisdom about laying low in August, Hillary Clinton can disqualify Donald Trump as a potential president in the minds of voters and exacerbate divisions in the Republican Party.
The neoliberal consensus that has dominated the globe for the past 40 years is collapsing. As the old dies, two forms of populism are rising in its wake. What are progressives and those of us on the left to do?
A consequence of historic racial and wealth inequality, woven deeply into the fabric of our economic system and our politics, is largely absent from our political discussion in both political parties.
The Republican presidential candidate says we need to cut American wages enough to be "competitive" with China and Mexico. He has even laid out a plan to accomplish this. He may have stopped saying that, but ...
We were promised a bold new vision. What we got instead was, with one or two notable exceptions, a warmed-over version of the House Republicans’ standard-issue voodoo economics.
When Donald Trump says we should keep jobs in the U.S., he means he wants to make jobs in the U.S. just as low-wage as elsewhere. Members of Michigan People's Campaign challenge him on that Monday in Detroit.
The Trump campaign has been a test to see if the Republican Party can still win as an essentially all-white party with a platform rooted in racial grievance. All the evidence says it cannot.