Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Wonder bread Indiana. Donald Trump blows Ted Cruz out of the Republican race. The Donald is officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. And Sanders shows he still has some legs left.
If I were a betting man, I’d put my money a model of capitalism that’s neither no-lose socialism for the rich nor cruel hyper-capitalism for the rest, but share-the-gains capitalism for everyone.
The Bernie Sanders economic agenda shows up particularly strong, and the conservative agenda noticeably weak, in a survey of the political attitudes of people under 30.
With big wins Tuesday, Donald Trump is on the verge of locking up the GOP nomination. and Hillary Clinton consolidated her Democratic lead. Bernie Sanders, his supporters demanding nothing less, will carry the fight to the convention.
Black Lives Matter activists are not “just yelling.” They are responding, and demanding that others respond, to “the fierce urgency of now,” because lives are at stake.
Bernie Sanders is not the match that lit a progressive populist flame. The match was the unrest with Democratic Party politics that revealed itself long before he "felt the Bern" himself.
Clinton wants Sanders to stop criticizing her fundraising. Her defenses of her money chase contradict the basic case reformers and most Democrats make against Citizens United and big money in politics. Voters should not be misled by the
In one day of the three-year-old Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, a Flint truth-teller is honored, three officials face criminal charges, and demands continue for more truth-telling and accountability.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
The Panama free trade agreement actually restricted the ability to do anything about Panama's bank and corporate secrecy. Was that the point all along?
The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great economic issue of our time, the great political issue of our time, and the great moral issue of our time. It is an issue that we must confront in my nation and across the world.
On Monday I was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building. It’s been years since I engaged in civil disobedience. But I am just one of millions of people in America who want to stop the growing attacks on our democracy.
House Republicans have proven themselves incapable of bringing even their own budget to a floor vote. But there is still reason to get members of Congress to declare their support for the People's Budget.
Three years ago we told the chilling story of the makeover of North Carolina's once progressive institutions, in our documentary “North Carolina: State of Conflict.” See it and understand why Bruce Springsteen won't play in the state.
The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Jacob Hacker's latest book examines the history of shared prosperity through an activist government that conservatives have worked hard to make us forget and that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is working to reclaim.
Pundits dismissing Bernie Sanders' chances to win the Democratic nomination say he has to win over 55 percent of the vote in remaining contests to catch up to Hillary Clinton. He’s now done that or better in each of the last six races.
Rev. William Barber, best known for leading North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, is launching a 15-state tour of the country, called, “The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values.”
The bills in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and other states expose a growing rift between “business-friendly” Republicans and religious conservatives that GOP leadership must bridge and families like mine must navigate.
The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.
Bernie Sanders swept three caucuses this weekend by huge margins, knocking Hillary Clinton's pledged delegate lead down below 300. He's still the underdog, but is closing. Mainstream media ought to give him the attention he's earned.
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
Steven Pearlstein warns that government raising the minimum wage to $15, extending public education by four years, providing Medicare-for-All would "turn America into Denmark or Sweden." He means that in a bad way.
Every progressive knows about the opposition and tactics of the Republican Party. The Democratic Party establishment is a far lesser evil, but it may also be a far greater obstacle to progressive change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The two Democratic Party White House hopefuls agree on cutting back on the after-tax incomes of America’s rich. A recently released analysis shows they disagree significantly on just how much.
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.
The New York Times on Monday is the latest publication to find that New York City, under its unapologetically progressive mayor, "has rarely been in better financial shape."
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.
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.
Not day goes by, it seems, without the mainstream media bashing Berney Sanders’s economic plan – quoting certain economists as saying his numbers don’t add up. They’re wrong. You need to know the truth, and spread it.
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.
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.