Eliminating the threat of ISIS requires shifting our focus to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS, Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says in this Burning Issues video.
People who believe that Bernie Sanders is squandering his influence in the Democratic Party by not conceding now to Hillary Clinton misunderstand both the candidate and his supporters.
While the rest of the country, and the rest of the world stood with Orlando in grief and solidarity, right-wingers tried to outdo each other with awful reactions.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
Nearly one year after the Charleston massacre, we are reminded again that hatred is deadly. Now we must affirm that no one who "returns hate for hate" is qualified to lead.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.
Northern Dynasty Minerals is threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. government for not approving a permit allowing them to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mines in Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness.
Donald Trump a small-tent guy. Only rich white male Christians like him fit in. That, frankly, is un-American. And certainly unbefitting a person who is supposed to represent the best interests of all Americans.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
An inside-the-Beltway article has Democratic Senate candidates following a "cardinal rule of politics" in a year in which cardinal rules are made to be broken. One Senate candidate following a different path is surging ahead.
The Republican Party still has time to change its mind. Republicans still have time to dump Trump. For the good of the country and the world, they must. If not, shame on them.
In the midst of pitched battles over whether some Americans can discriminate against LGBT Americans based on religion, we are viscerally reminded that terror and violence do not discriminate.
Republicans now face an impossible task: denouncing racism while supporting a racist. They have no one but themselves to blame.
After endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Obama went on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which Clinton, and much of the public, opposes.
The groups are concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments that try to restrict carbon emissions.
Hillary Clinton has yet to make herself clear on how she would crack down on corporations using offshore havens to avoid paying taxes, Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Reform says in this Burning Issues video.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support "$15 and a union" – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
Hillary Clinton established herself as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party last night, the first woman to capture that honor. Bernie Sanders, in a speech the media burlesqued, promised to continue the struggle.
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis questions in this Burning Issues video the strategy of using U.S. troops to train foreign fighters after seeing first hand the failures of this strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Donald Trump told veterans on national TV that he raised $6 million for them. Then he refused to account for where the money went. Trump believes he should always be praised and never held liable, no matter what he does.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not address a key driver of the job-sapping trade deficits the United States has with some of its trading partners, trade expert Pat Mulloy explains in this Burning Issues video.
Outrage over the Trump University documents should go beyond the scam itself to acknowledge the lesson of this fraud: Profit-making and education are a bad mix for all except the few who are able to bank the results.
Donald Trump’s campaign strategy thus far is to paint Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” but “Crooked Donald Trump” is far more accurate. A Trump presidency would be just another scam, like Trump University.
Measure the presidential candidates on how they balance spending on militarism and on peacemaking, says Theo Sitther of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, in this Burning Issues video.
Democrats need to persuade President Obama to not bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress in the lame duck session. If he doesn't pull back, Donald Trump can use this as a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton.
This is a must-listen segment in which Richard Eskow interviews Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch describing how TPP hijacks democracy.
Donald Trump contends billionaire presidential candidates get a special exemption from releasing their income tax returns. Dodgin’ Donald doesn’t want workers to find out that while they paid the IRS every week, he paid nothing.
With Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton in early polls, hysteria is building among Democrats. Much venom is directed at Bernie Sanders, with Clinton surrogates telling him to pack it in. Here's a little common sense on the race.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has encouraged the use of fracking as a foreign policy tool, Charlie Cray of Greenpeace explains in this Burning Issues segment.
Proving once and for all that he truly has not one shred of decency in him, Donald Trump has traded in his red trucker hat for a tinfoil hat. The sad and frightening part is that he’ll probably get away with it.
In an apparent about-face, the House approved a measure barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees, but that doesn’t mean House Republicans have learned anything.
Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at the American Friends Service Committee, breaks down the Israel-Palestine conflict in this Burning Issues video segment.
Bernie Sanders says he will push hard to get his agenda written into the Democratic Party platform. But candidates are free to ignore the platform. Platforms are only important if citizen movements make them important.
Retired Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis argues in this Burning Issues video that the United States is "failing on every level" in Afghanistan, and sees presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as continuing the status quo.
Three years after President Obama signed executive orders protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination, House Republicans voted to write anti-LGBT discrimination in law.
It is critical that candidates for the highest office in the land release their income tax returns for multiple years, especially you Mr. Trump. After all, you are running for president based on your wealth and business ability.
More than 1,500 public interest organizations representing trade and democracy "stakeholders" sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
Americans who feel like they’re being screwed are attracted to an authoritarian bully – a strongman who will kick ass. The former reality TV star appears tough and confrontational enough to take on powerful vested interests.