Which Democratic candidate will take on the banks? They all have proposals that increase regulation and likely break up the biggest banks. But will their administrations enforce those as well as existing regulations if elected?
Scott Wallace of the Wallace Global Fund, who will be honored at the Campaign for America's Future 2015 Awards Gala, explains his success in driving the global conversation on climate change.
The first debate was great for the country, the party – and candidate Hillary Clinton. So how about we stop the nonsense and schedule plenty more of them.
If no leading Republican can stand up to the most extreme right-wing faction of the party now, don't be surprised if voters conclude that a Republican president would let the House Freedom Caucus run wild.
On Tuesday night, 15.3 million people tuned in to a sane, rational Democratic presidential debate. Nobody remembered to bring the crazy to the Dem’s debate. So, wingnuts brought enough for everybody.
The Democratic debate revealed dramatically different views between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on this central question: How the devil do we get the changes we need in the face of Republican obstruction?
Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is complete, but we still are not allowed to know what is in it. There are rumors Congress might not vote on it until after the 2016 election.
The U.S. Trade Representative's office is shopping around looking for professors to tell the public that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is great – even though the agreement itself is still secret.
The difference between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on protecting Social Security is concerning a lot of people who are fighting to strengthen the program.
It doesn't matter who "won." The candidates showed they all are concerned about governing the country and proposing actual policies that will help actual people have better lives.
Private prisons are a cancer. But they fill up because they are there. Companies build them, and people come. No need for pesky voter approved bond financing of public works.
New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the TPP contained dead rats every country had to swallow. American workers know they’ll be force-fed the dead rats while the TPP will serve corporations foie gras on silver platters.
The pundits are already dreading that the first Democratic presidential debate might feature an exchange of ideas rather than insults. The moderators will try to "fix that." Here are some program notes.
House Speaker John Boehner has a recurring nightmare about being stuck, unable to move. The complete implosion of the race for his successor this week might mean Boehner’s nightmare is coming true.
On trade, every Democratic presidential nominee has for the past three decades campaigned one way and governed another. Why does this keep happening? The answer is not money.
Bernie Sanders leads the field in our newly released scorecard, grading Democratic candidates relative to the Populism 2015 platform. Most striking: All the major candidates now embrace more populist positions.
I’ve experience one shooting in my life. I know that no one truly knows what they would do when suddenly faced with their mortality. Ben Carson had a gun pointed at him once. He should know better.
Clinton cites "years of Republican obstruction at home" that have "weakened U.S. competitiveness and made it harder for Americans who lose jobs and pay because of trade to get back on their feet."
Unable to govern and unwilling to be governed, the deepest dysfunctions of the House Republican conference are rising to the surface, as the party struggles to choose a new speaker.
The enormous, humongous and ongoing trade deficit, month after month, year after year, drags down our economy. Will the media challenge candidates to discuss trade policy?
Some rich guys and GOPers actually contend that government should take the taxes paid by workers and give that money to corporations to improve worker wages and working conditions.
Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership say they have reached a deal. So here it comes. The agreement remains secret for now, but here is what we know and what to expect.
This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood. It was farcical from beginning to end.
The Washington Post just ran an attack on Bernie Sanders that distorts not only what he’s saying and seeking but also the basic choices that lie before the nation.
The differences between the college financing plans offered by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are important – both for their impact on the middle class, and for what they tell us about the candidates.
As John Boehner eyes the exit, and House Republicans prepare to vote for new leadership next week, the line-up for the post-Boehner House GOP leadership is all white, all male, and as extreme as they wanna be.
Joe Biden is currently working behind the scenes to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which core Democratic-aligned groups will likely oppose. Can Biden run for president without opposing TPP?
Negotiators are meeting in Atlanta, trying to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as Thursday. A news article explains the latest reason people should be alarmed about what they are negotiating.
House Speaker John Boehner is like the ineffectual substitute teacher whose presence barely keeps an unruly class in line. His exit leaves a chaotic House GOP without adult supervision.
Pope Francis came to town in Washington, DC, this week, calling for a “revolution of tenderness,” and bringing his powerful messages on climate change and poverty to Congress. Naturally, wingnuts don't want to hear it.
The RAPID Act is designed to get government out of the way of big corporations, by prohibiting the government from stopping polluters and companies that endanger the health and safety of the public.
Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should keep his climate views to himself because he's not a scientist. But the Pope actually is a scientist. He is a chemical engineer.
If Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thought running for President of the United States was a big challenge, he may be facing an even more imposing contest back in his home state in Milwaukee
The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Sen. Marco Rubio led the charge against shifting to green energy. That can't-do attitude could drown Rubio's home state.
Republicans don’t believe that the American government should do things that make the American people’s lives better, so now they are threatening to shut down the whole government. Again.
Scott Walker should be a cautionary tale to the GOP. His ratings plummeted after he released his anti-union screed last week. Americans oppose union busting because they know unions are a path to achieve the American Dream.
A 14-year-old high school freshman and budding scientist build his own clock, and brought it to school to show his teacher. Instead, he got arrested, and wingnuts lost their minds. Because he was Muslim, of course.
Hillary Clinton has four major accomplishments from her tenure as Secretary of State: the Libyan UN resolution, the New START treaty, renewing diplomatic ties with Myanmar and setting in motion the Iran Deal.
To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails. Not climate change, not growing inequality, or our tattered justice system — just Clinton's emails.