Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price – on our health – than we’ve up to now expected.
Studies like the one done by two Princeton University professors on increasing mortality rates among whites are precisely why progressives need to unapologetically press the case for bold economic reforms.
The biggest question leading up to the fourth GOP presidential debate is which Ben Carson will show up tonight? Will it be the soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, or the defensive fabulist?
On Tuesday the Fight For $15 movement hit the fast-food industry with "Come Get My Vote" strikes and protests in hundreds of U.S. cities, all demanding a $15 minimum wage.
Noted economist Jeffrey Sachs – who makes it clear he likes its free-trade provisions – explains why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is nonetheless too flawed for Congress to sign.
Winning the Senate will take offering voters a progressive reform agenda, which Democracy Corps lays out in a strategy memo and Greenberg details in his latest book, "America Ascendant."
It was cruel enough that America countenanced trade deals that cost millions of U.S. manufacturing workers their source of income. But now that it’s clear that bad trade schemes also cost workers their lives, the TPP must be stopped.
Where she stands on a bill that would give seniors the same raise that top CEOs have received would say a lot about where she stands on the larger question of expanding instead of cutting Social Security.
In Ben Carson Republicans have found a candidate who truly makes George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, and yet another representative of a right-wing culture in which belief is more important than knowledge.
Congress demanded that the Trans-Pacific Partnership outlaw currency manipulation. The administration promised that the TPP and accompanying side agreements do that. Then Japan said it will continue manipulating.
Democrats have won the presidential popular vote for five of the last six elections. So don't let anyone tell you than the midterms and off-year election results mean that the nation is fundamentally conservative and Republican.
Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
Ya gotta hand it to the GOP presidential candidates. It takes either incredible skill or monumental stupidity to get President Obama and Fox News to agree. But their “diva demands” for future debates did it.
President Obama has laid out the bottom line, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership “puts American workers first.” That's the right measure, but there are deficiencies even a thousand pages of legalese can't obscure.
There is an urgent need to change the nation’s federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. Now, there’s some evidence a revision to NCLB may be in the offing
Lurking behind these numbers is the real danger that the Federal Reserve will join congressional Republicans in putting brakes on economic growth just as its benefits are beginning to reach the left behind.
Ensuring that our planet remains hospitable requires leaving about three-quarters of all oil, gas, and coal deposits underground. Forgoing all those fossil fuels means oil companies need to change or go out of business.
The effort is now on to defeat this treaty in Congress, with labor, consumer, environmental and health care organizations united in their opposition based on the text released Thursday.
In an otherwise disappointing off-year election, progressive victories in Maine, Ohio, Washington and beyond inspire hope and point the way to future wins on campaign finance and other issues.
The leader of a fossil fuel divestment movement explains how he is carrying out the vision of his grandfather, Vice-President Henry Wallace, who once called for the "Century of the Common Man."
Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of “the people” over “Washington.” But the “people” the new House speaker defends are corporations. And the “Washington” he attacks is the one that does deliver for real people.
Lower crude oil prices helped cut imports. Sales of commercial airplanes and jet engines helped boost exports. The full effect of China's currency devaluation and the stronger U.S. dollar is yet to hit.
At some point the actual text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be made public. Organizations, academics, experts and regular people will be able to read, analyze and discuss what has been agreed to in our name.
When the Campaign for America's Future gave NEA President Lily Eskelsen García its Progressive Champion award, she electrified the crowd – particularly with her riff on what teachers do. You have to hear this.
As long as the big corporations, Wall Street banks, their top executives and wealthy shareholders have the political power to do so, they’ll keep redistributing much of the nation’s income upward to themselves.
If worker advocates succeed in getting a county ordinance passed, Chicago businesses with low-paid workers would have to start shouldering the cost of the social services their employees are forced to rely on.
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.
While corporations stash more and more in the accounts of CEOs, they’ve slashed more and more from workers whose labor creates profits. That means retirement luxury for CEOs; retirement poverty for workers.
Sen. Marco Rubio is not the first presidential candidate to miss Senate votes. What he really missed was the chance to prove he could be a leader. His one try on immigration was a colossal disaster and he never tried again.
In Seattle, Washington, a ballot initiative that could wrest power away from corporate interests and big money donors, and change the way we do democracy, is coming up for a vote.
Journalists and news organizations are not stepping up to defend their colleagues. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and Democrats were complaining.
The right-wing backlash against the #BlackLivesMatter movement has intensified in recent weeks. There are two primary reasons for this: Black Americans are telling the truth about their lives, and it’s working.
A new International Monetary Fund study shows that a reinvigorated labor movement is essential to a just economy and a well-functioning democracy. It deserves widespread attention – and should inspire concerted action.
Anyone who believes that cracking down harder on neighborhood schools and pushing for privately operated charters are the necessary “reforms” our education system needs has to admit this past week was a huge downer.
Jeb Bush says his campaign is not on life support, and he’s right. It’s long past that point. Bush’s campaign is more like “the walking dead”; lifeless, but lumbering along just this side of the grave.
All three Democratic presidential candidates are now united in asking for a federal investigation into charges that Exxon knew of the dangers of climate change but helped fund climate-denial propaganda for profit.
As the economy slows, are Republican candidates offering solutions that will help? Or are they proposing the same old anti-government austerity, tax cuts and deregulation they always do? What about the Democratic candidates?
Sen. Marco Rubio has been christened the winner of the last debate by the pundits after staring down Jeb Bush's attack on his senatorial attendance record. But what did he actually say about his ideas and policies?
The text of TPP is still secret -- even from Congress. Today, members of Congress brought out Roxy the “secret TPP text-tracking” bloodhound to try and help them sniff out what's in TPP.
On Wednesday, Senate staffers made a point of showing that they understand what low-wage cafeteria workers are struggling with. A petition drive is ongoing to call for their right to collective bargaining.