NPR had a bizarre piece on the Labor Department's new overtime rules which seemed intended to undermine them. The bulk of the piece is devoted to the views of employers. No workers who will be affected by this rule were interviewed.
Liberals always win. Complex social struggles may take centuries or decades, he says, but they eventually bring victory for human rights, more democratic liberties and other progressive goals.
Will our country prioritize people, human rights, and morality — or corporate profits? Pride@Work hopes our country will prioritize human rights in upcoming trade agreements.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Bernie Sanders of British politics, has swept to a stunning upset victory to head the Labour Party. Could that happen here? One thing is clear: The center will not hold.
The progressive presidential candidate went to a pillar of the religious right – Liberty University – and highlighted the immorality of income inequality and the rigged economy that produced it.
After a three-day jaunt in Cuba, the People’s Pope will fly to Washington. He’ll become the first pontiff to address Congress while quite possibly urging lawmakers to take firm action on climate change and to promote immigration reform.
Corporations' growing use of lockouts to force workers to accept CEO demands demonstrates that the already powerful -- corporations -- have secured even more might in their relationship with workers.
“No more business as usual!” is the battle cry of America’s Journey. Voting rights, Black lives, Jobs with Justice, and education are all linked on the Journey.
Sixty years ago Emmett Till was killed for daring to assert his humanity. Today, too many African Americans are still being killed for doing the same.
By locking out workers, and wasting untold millions on highly paid but inexperienced replacements and on security guards, ATI has finished converting itself from a pillar of the community into a pariah.
Opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran say there is a better deal out there to be had if we just play hardball. That notion is pure fantasy for several reasons. Here are three of them.
Nobody expected to be actually talking about Bernie Sanders being the Democratic presidential nominee. But whether he is or not, the political discussion Sanders wanted has started.
Trump eruptions; stock market gyrations. The din aggravates, confuses and distracts from what we should be addressing. Here's a short bit a common sense to help sort out the real from the blare.
Progressive lawmakers are leading cutting-edge policy debates and enacting a series of innovations, protections and reforms. Here are some of the top progressive legislative accomplishments of 2015.
On the surface Americans still favor the death penalty by a margin of two to one. And yet, progressives should now feel comfortable on this issue, especially in a primary election.
With the launch of Campaign Zero, the #BlackLivesMatter movement raises its political game with detailed policy solutions to end police violence that puts policy makers on notice.
Wolf Blitzer spent an entire segment discussing with a Republican guest whether Hillary Clinton had committed a felony or a misdemeanor by using a private email server, without a single allegation of criminality or scintilla of evidence.
While Americans disagree on social issues like gay marriage and abortion, they’re actually pretty unified on the bread and butter economic issues that Bernie has made the core of his campaign.
The Republican debate debacle combined with a positive jobs report has put Democrats into a celebratory mood. But the reality is that we haven't even begun the reforms we need to make this economy work for working people.
President Obama is drafting an executive order to require federal contractors to provide sick leave for workers who are sick or caring for a sick relative. How does this measure up to Good Jobs Nation's More than the Minimum demands?
August 9 will mark one year since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Too many black lives are still lost to police violence, but movements are now demanding that black lives matter.
"If you have political connections, now is the time to use them," says Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, as he talks about how to push back against a multimillion-dollar effort to block the Iran agreement.
America’s parasitical oligarchs are masters of public relations. One of their favorite tactics is to masquerade as defenders of the common folk while neatly arranging things behind the scenes so that they can continue to plunder unimpeded.
Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.
In any society that winks as great stashes of wealth amass at the top, philosopher Elizabeth Anderson reminds us, the wealthy will sooner or later see most of the rest of us as failures.
For African Americans like Sandra Bland, simply asserting our citizenship, or expressing mild annoyance as our rights are violated, can be deadly. In almost 400 years, that much hasn’t changed.
Rexdale Henry, a Mississippi Choctaw Native American activist, was arrested on July 9 for failing to pay an old traffic fine. He was found dead in his cell on July 14. That is almost all we know.
As he rises in the polls and draws larger and larger crowds, Bernie Sanders is forcefully addressing structural racism, and its direct connection to economic inequality.
After over two months as an announced presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) for the first time came out for substantive sentencing reforms, in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday,
My advice is this: imagine how you would act if you were confronted by a gang banger with a gun and conduct yourself in exactly the same way when you are in the presence of the police. Your "rights" do you just a much good in that moment.
It’s impossible to overcome widening economic inequality in America without also dealing with the legacy of racial inequality. And it is impossible to overcome racial inequality without also reversing widening economic inequality.
Republicans in Congress may want to stop the international nuclear deal with Iran. They may prefer to provoke a war with Iran than break bread. But they can't. And it's their own fault.
Hillary Clinton presented what aides described as a framing speech for her economic policy on Monday. Her speech reflected both the scope and the limits of the populist advance in the Democratic debate.
Now, seemingly overnight, a new populist movement is dominating the political debate. The immediate reason is the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, who is drawing huge crowds, raising serious money,
As of this morning, the Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s capitol. The work to remove this symbol of hatred from the capitol is finished. Now begins the work of exorcising the legacy of the past it represents.
South Carolina's Senate vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after the end of the Civil War.
The Greeks have refused to accept the harsh punishment that Europe prescribed for them. Europe's effort to topple the Syriza government has failed. Now Europe must decide how it will react to the voice of democracy.
It's refreshing to see a Republican candidate identify inner-city poverty as a major underlying criminal justice issue. But Sen. Paul’s conservative economic policies would only exacerbate poverty in struggling black communities.
For Independence Day President Obama should help Congress become independent of campaign contributions from federal contractors.
When I ended my third term as president of CWA, I pledged to help build the "movement of 50 million for economic justice and democracy." Today, I am endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and volunteering to help in his campaign.