Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did in 90 minutes at Monday nights debate.
Worries that Donald Trump would bulldoze his opponent into submission were unfounded. Trump’s misogyny and condescension did not play well last night.
The debate was largely a clash of personalities, rather than a clash of visions for the nation’s future. In her zeal to defeat her opponent, which she clearly did, Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to inspire and motivate her base.
Native American youth are making their voices heard in the movement to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and demanding a hearing in the Senate.
Millions of Americans deserve answers – including the unjustly incarcerated, African Americans, Native Americans, the unemployed, young people burdened with student debt, and everyone concerned about the planet.
From Captain Sully to the ferry crews, it's union-trained workers who saved the passengers on Flight 1549.
For all his bloviating about “law and order,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has yet to express any serious outrage over police killings of unarmed African Americans.
One candidate offers actual policies and proposals. The other offers entertainment. Which one does the "news" media flock to? Which candidate is receiving the news coverage — the policy wonk or the entertainer? We all know the answer.
Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on democracy more like Leopold and Loeb than Lincoln and Douglas.
Thousands of Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline project that puts their water supply at risk, threatens to plow up their sacred sites, and would worsen climate change.
Members of Michigan People's Campaign appeared during Donald Trump's visit to Flint, Michigan to demand he answer for specific instances of racial discrimination by him and his companies.
This weekend we learned that Hillary Clinton has been doing something that millions of other Americans also do: going to work sick. The difference is that too many American workers don’t have much of a choice.
The religion of inequality – of money and power – has failed us. The truth of our country is in the moral compact implicit in the preamble to our Constitution: we’re all in this together.
Native Americans from tribes all over the country are protesting the construction of a crude-oil pipeline slated to snake through sacred sites and under the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
We cannot easily compare the policy visions of the two major party candidates, because only one candidate is bothering to offer a comprehensive set of policy proposals.
Thousands of American Indians from hundreds of tribes across the country are gathering to voice their opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline they say will poison their water and destroy their land. Now, the resistance is spreading.
Robert Borosage, in the final Burning Issues video, presents a challenge to progressives to continue the debate on foreign and domestic policy opened up by Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
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.
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.
Lesson #1: We can't depend on political leaders to change the system. Change is an inside/outside game, and it usually happens from the outside in.
Shutting down intersections as a tactic for interrupting the status quo and bringing attention to an issue has been used in organizing since time immemorial. But a classic action in Chicago on Monday had a different twist.
Imagine, if you will, going to the IRS and saying, “I don’t think the tax rate is fair so I’m not going to pay it.” Regular Americans can’t do that. But Apple CEO Tim Cook just did.
Massive amounts of outside, mostly untraceable money will likely be brought to bear in this election, to sway the outcome of "down-ballot" races for the US Congress and state legislatures.
Awareness of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) drives opposition, and Rock Against the TPP is doing its part to drive awareness.
Sarah Jaffe has spent years traversing the country, covering protest movements in the wake of the financial crisis. In her new book, "Necessary Trouble," Jaffe distills what’s she’s learned.
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.
Tom Frank says populism may be permanently discredited by Trump's bigotry. Clinton's decisive victory will be the triumph of the establishment center, the Davos elites. But this election won't end a struggle that has only just begun.
The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.
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.
After years of campaigning and organizing, domestic workers in Illinois are celebrating victory as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law, guaranteeing basic workplace protections.
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.
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.
“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.
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?
Donald Trump says he would borrow the money for infrastructure by selling US Treasury bonds. That is exactly what the US government — and every other government — does, and has done, to fund infrastructure maintenance and modernization.
The newly formed People's Action takes up a challenge framed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: to vote for the terrain that will give progressives the best opportunity to win long-term victories.
The major issue the public is reacting to isn’t terrorism or racism. It’s the rigging of our economy – the increasingly tight nexus between wealth and political power.
Hillary Clinton's agenda should resonate with voters. But Americans are for good reason in a skeptical mood. Democrats will need to convince voters they really mean it – especially if the bad news keeps coming.