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.
The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
The senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, explains in a video released Tuesday the sharp difference between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on trade.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in primaries Tuesday. Marco Rubio hung it up. While the frontrunners extended their leads, the fight for the nomination of both parties will continue right to their conventions.
Sanders has lit the fuse, and nothing will be the same now. Sanders is a truthteller, and his campaign isn't about him. It is about the truth he tells. This can only grow from here.
In using the anger of his supporters to justify the escalating violence at his campaign rallies, Donald Trump is cynically exploiting a racial privilege as old, even older, than America itself.
Competing budgets offer a sharp contrast between the progressive vision of a government working to strengthen working families and a conservative vision of government that all but abandons struggling people.
As primaries are held in cities that have some of the worst racial disparities in the country, is the key issue that Bernie Sanders is promising more than he can deliver, or is it that we as voters are not demanding enough?
The Congressional Caucus' budget proposal for fiscal 2017 includes a set of climate-change-related proposals that one environmental organization says makes it "the greenest option in Washington."
Last week Donald Trump's rallies took yet another dark turn, but if he plays his cards right, a few months down the line he might have succeeded in muddying reality enough to have most Republicans blaming Democrats for what he started.
Having failed to stop Donald Trump, and facing the really possibility of a contested convention, or even a Trump nomination, Republicans are looking for someone to blame. So, who are they blaming?
In this video interview, the syndicated columnist explains how Donald Trump rose from the ashes of failed conservative ideology, a theme he explores in his latest book.
The People's Budget includes a bold, $1 trillion plan over 10 years to invest in the nation's infrastructure. Here's why this part of the budget needs to be pushed into the center of the presidential campaign.
There is a lesson to learn from Michigan’s Democratic primary upset: Voters are tired of having their intelligence insulted by cynical politicians using 90’s-style “gotcha’ politics.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan says, “This is the party of Lincoln. We believe all people are created equal in the eyes of God and our government.” But the party of Lincoln is long gone. It’s now the party of Donald Trump.
In a stunning upset, Bernie Sanders went from 20 points down in polls to victory in the Michigan primary Tuesday. As Donald Trump consolidated his lead on the Republican side, Sanders demonstrated the Democratic race has just begun.
Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell’s salary? The Kentucky Republican is the Senate majority leader, but he doesn’t lead much. In fact, he really doesn’t do much of anything. McConnell says “no” to every task at hand.
The U.S. runs massive trade deficits with the other 11 TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the U.S. rather than made in the U.S. The math is simple. A drop in Asian currency means a drop in U.S. jobs.
In a presidential debate just two days before Michigan’s primary, Hillary Clinton dropped a ‘gotcha’ bomb on Bernie Sanders, saying he “was against the auto bailout.” Here's what that bomb destroyed.
A weekend of presidential politics added some clarity to both nominating contests. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders keeps moving on up. The race is a long way from over. For Republicans, the horror show just got worse.
After Thursday night’s performance, the next Republican presidential debate should be held in a middle school boys locker room. It couldn’t have been more juvenile, even if the candidates ran around the stage snapping towels at one another.
Trump is not supposed to be like other politicians. He's refreshing. He's not beholden to anyone. He tells it like it is. This is wrong. He is the worst kind of politician. He is megalomaniacal phony.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget for fiscal 2017 includes a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program, an aggressive transition to a green energy future, and big moves to create millions of high-paying jobs.
It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, progressive leader and commentator Van Jones showed us where to start.
Trump is tapping into an economic anxiety felt by many, many Americans. Our trade policies are at the root of this anxiety. People get it, and he knows it and says it.
There were few surprises. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won, but not as big as they had hoped. Bernie Sanders showed the fight is not over. Republicans called for unity to stop Trump, but not one candidate dropped out. The beat goes on.
You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party. But you’re paying a big price – and about to pay far more.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Texas anti-abortion law (HB 2). This case is the result of a constitutional crisis, and the court's ruling will determine whether or not that crisis is resolved.
China makes too much steel. With government subsidies and currency manipulation that are illegal under international trade rules, China sells steel overseas at below production cost, bankrupting fair market manufacturers and killing jobs.
A World Trade Organization ruling shows how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would restrict the ability of governments to make decisions if they collide with the interests of giant, multinational corporations.
Donald Trump can’t disavow the support of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for the same reason the Republican party can’t disavow his candidacy — and it could splinter the GOP vote in 2016.
A wonkish debate over Bernie Sanders' ambitious economic proposals has real kitchen-table ramifications, which will determine whether we are able to implement bold proposals to address the struggles of working families.
Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary. Bernie Sanders was unable to cut into her solid African-American support. Yet even as she cruised to victory, warning signs were still flashing.
Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired, who spoke for all who were appalled and somewhat frightened by how the GOP has devolved.
A new organization, Bank Whistleblowers United, calls on candidates to not take contributions from financial companies that have engaged in fraud and to commit to a set of actions that will "restore the rule of law" on Wall Street.
A Donald Trump nomination means several elements of the Republican Party will sit out the election, vote third-party or even vote Democrat. The seams of the GOP coalition are tearing apart in front of our eyes.
Something very big has happened, and it’s not due to Bernie Sanders’ magnetism or Donald Trump’s likeability. It’s a rebellion against the establishment. The question is why the establishment has been so slow to see this.
The difference is very difficult to spot. The word "paragraph" has been changed to "subparagraph." But this makes a major change for the worse to the intellectual property provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Donald Trump keeps winning primaries. On Tuesday, he won big in Nevada caucuses. He leads in the vast number of upcoming March primaries. He's on his way to the nomination. But he will not be elected president of the United States.
GOP candidates boast about building a physical wall to keep poor Mexican immigrants out of America. They fail to offer an economic barrier to prevent U.S. corporations from impoverishing American workers by exporting their jobs to Mexico.