2015: The Year That Black Lives Mattered, At Last

This was the year that #BlackLivesMatter mattered. It arrived precisely at a moment of crisis that called for a movement that values and demands respect above respectability, and doesn't hesitate to disrupt “business as usual.”
Terrance Heath

Joy to the Workers

In keeping with the figgy-pudding and potato latke traditions of the holidays, here’s a recipe for delivering joy to the workers so that they can spread holiday merriment:
Leo Gerard

This Generation, Too, Has a Rendezvous with Destiny

It is time for you and your generation to transform this nation as Americans did in the 1770s – the 1860s – and the 1930s and 1940s – not to mention the 1960s. It is time for you to make America freer, more equal, and more democratic.
Harvey J Kaye

Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits

Television news has gone off its rocker. The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns.
Bill Moyers

The Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate

Live from New Hampshire, it's the Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate, perversely designed to draw as small an audience as possible. Yet voters would be interested in the real differences in politics and strategy.
Robert Borosage

Have We Hit Peak Inequality?

The very wealthiest 400 Americans command dizzying fortunes. Their combined net worth is $2.34 trillion. Even if you celebrate successful entrepreneurship, isn’t there a point things go too far?
Chuck Collins

Making Black Lives Matter Means Making Serious Changes

The release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the murder charges against the Chicago police officer who killed him show how much has changed since Ferguson, and how much still needs to change.
Terrance Heath

What Thanksgiving Stories Share: Welcoming the Stranger

With so many voices urging us not to embrace refugees fleeing the terror of ISIS, it is fitting to remember a common thread that connects the stories of the first Europeans who set foot on America's shores.
Jim Hightower

One Year Later: Still No Justice For Tamir Rice

One year ago, Cleveland, Ohio police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of encountering him. There is still no justice for Rice and his family. If the prosecutor has his way there will be no justice for Tamir Rice.
Terrance Heath

Who Impugns Hillary’s Integrity?

In the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of impugning her integrity by raising her support from Wall Street bankers. But it isn't Bernie who is doing the impugning, it's her Wall Street donors themselves.
Robert Borosage

An Economy That Works For Everyone Starts With Women

The good news is that the gender pay gap has closed a little. The bad news is it's not because women's wages are up, but men's wages are down. A new EPI report points the way to an economy that works for all, starting with women.
Terrance Heath

What About Beirut?

What is it about the people in Beirut – and Baghdad and Syria and so many other places under attack by ISIS – that makes them somehow different from Parisians, and less worthy of our attention, empathy and solidarity?

This Postal Banking Petition Is Important

Traditional banks have abandoned communities, leaving people stranded. Postal banking serves the public, not Wall Street. We could have postal banking right now, if enough of the public speaks up and demands it.

Why The Vote On Ohio’s Gerrymandering Ban Matters

Ohioans are voting on Issue One, a constitutional amendment to ban political gerrymandering that could cure much of what ails our government and fix our broken political process.
Terrance Heath

What the Steve Jobs Movie Won’t Tell You About Apple’s Success

Everything you can do with an iPhone was government-funded. From the Internet that lets you surf the Web, to GPS that lets you use Google Maps, to touchscreen display and even the SIRI voice activated system — all were funded by Uncle Sam.
Lynne Stuart Parramore

Sanders and Clinton: How Change Comes

The Democratic debate revealed dramatically different views between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on this central question: How the devil do we get the changes we need in the face of Republican obstruction?
Robert Borosage

Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates.
Terrance Heath

Will Keynes Win The Canadian Election?

Canada's Liberal Party, after losing the prime ministership and being relegated to third party status, is on the cusp of regaining control of the government Monday. If so, it has John Maynard Keynes to thank.
Bill Scher

The Democratic Debate: A Brief Field Guide

The pundits are already dreading that the first Democratic presidential debate might feature an exchange of ideas rather than insults. The moderators will try to "fix that." Here are some program notes.
Robert Borosage

Candidate Scorecard: Sanders Leads, Populism Drives Debate

Bernie Sanders leads the field in our newly released scorecard, grading Democratic candidates relative to the Populism 2015 platform. Most striking: All the major candidates now embrace more populist positions.
Robert Borosage
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