Sinclair Lewis was right to sound this alarm. We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism, and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist, and act in solidarity.
Advocates of free trade often say the practice increases exports, which 'creates jobs' and generates cash to reinvest in the economy. What they don't say is imports also rise, which destroys jobs and wealth.
The House Republican health care plan unveiled Monday cuts taxes for the wealthy and corporations, gives consumers paltry tax credits to deal with rising costs, and will force many people to forgo needed care.
President Trump's poisoned-tip tweets distract us with slander while he and Republicans enact the most regressive measures of policy and taxation since the 1920s.
Trump promised to "drain the swamp" of lobbyist influence from government. But the opposite is happening: he's already granted most of the special favors requested by the Business Roundtable, a $6 trillion corporate lobby.
Citizens have refused to take no - or no-shows - as answers when elected officials sidestep questions at town hall meetings about Republicans' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
While we wonder if the teleprompter can keep Trump from biting off the head of a bat, the right wing's corporate and anti-worker agenda unfolds around us.
A new report shows Trump's push to make public schools compete for funding is driven by ideology rather than evidence that school choice actually improves the lives of children.
Recusal is not enough. Jeff Sessions has shown by his deceptions that he is not fit to serve as Attorney General. In the name of equal justice for all, he must resign.
Alleged Russian interference in our elections demands independent investigation, but Democrats can’t allow Trump to strut about jobs he’s saved, while they fixate on the past.
In his address to Congress, Trump praised a guest in the audience who used a Florida tax credit scholarship to attend a private Christian school whose fundamentalist curriculum teaches creationism and the innate inferiority of Africans.
Trump's plans to defund the EPA, State Department, Department of Energy, and domestic violence agencies to raise $54 billion for new military spending will hit Native Americans especially hard.
Key public services may end up in private hands under President Trump. Privatizers claim this transfer of public wealth "saves money." But it impoverishes and hurts people, which costs taxpayers more than it saves.
Trump can play a president on television, but that's about it. He promises the moon with a straight face, while peddling the same old conservative snake oil in new bottles.
Trump's speech contained big whoppers, little whoppers, bamboozlements, empty promises, detail-free policy mumblings, flat-out intentional lies, trickery, and especially fear.
Democrats who were hoping Trump would inflict a knockout punch on himself in his first speech to Congress walked away disappointed. It looks like they’re going to have to learn to fight for themselves.
Trump's speech to Congress contained a level of racial exploitation and manipulation unprecedented in recent presidential history. It started with his very first words.
Resistance to Donald Trump needs an outside/inside strategy. Its strength comes from the streets. But it must also work to transform the Democratic Party into a people’s party, and not one beholden to the corporate donor class.
Automation, regulation, illegal immigration and lack of education didn't kill U.S. manufacturing jobs. Globalization did. A series of bad trade deals cost millions of jobs, and must be replaced with worker-centered, fair trade pacts.
A new People's Action Institute report on the nation's "job gap" explains why if the goals are good jobs, boosting communities left behind by the economic recovery and slowing climate change, the Trump infrastructure plan is wrong.
The Trump administration’s reversal of Obama's protections for trans students is about more than bathrooms. Trump is telling states they can discriminate against trans students as they desire.
The White House wants to see local cops get tough with poor people who break federal laws on immigration. Why not crack down on the rich who scoff at federal tax laws?
Perez isn't the problem; power is. The Democratic Party won't change until it's confronted with a movement determined to change it, and starts to tell a story that reflects the lives of ordinary people.
A school voucher program is on President Trump's’s agenda — but it’s not being called that. There are reasons for this deception, and it’s important for progressives to understand Trump's scheme before the public debate starts.
President Trump’s desire to turn ICE into a deportation force strikes fear in the hearts of many immigrant families. The good news is we can fight back and win if we stand together. Here’s how.
At town hall meetings across the country, citizens are holding lawmakers’ feet to the fire about the Trump administration’s divisive actions. Their response? Duck and cover.
The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will “create growth.” Tax cuts actually force cuts in the things our government does to make our lives better.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn't deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one's driving his healthcare priorities?
Until we get the full truth about Russia — from reputable, public, and trustworthy sources — let’s fight Trump with the weapons we already have at hand: the weapons of accountability and justice.
Big-money speculators are buying up farms, charging tenants to farm it and boxing young, real farmers out of the market. Of course, the Wall Street plowboys don’t soil their own soft hands by actually farming.
From online harassment to digital strikebreaking, tech is different in the age of Trump — or, more precisely, the public policy concerns raised by powerful tech companies are heightened by the administration's actions.
Republicans don't just intend to do away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their health care plans would throw coverage for the 74 million Americans who rely on Medicaid and CHIP (the Children's Health Insurance Program) into chaos.
Tax cuts mean cuts to infrastructure, schools, health care, scientific research and all the things our government does to make our lives better — and to help our economy prosper.
Rep. Keith Ellison offers a lifeline to the Democratic Party that is floundering. The question is whether the Democratic National Committee's 447 members will accept it when they choose their new chair on Saturday.
Right-wingers are celebrating a depressing new history of those rare moments when wealth became better distributed as activists are exploring encouraging pathways to a New Economy that sustains our planet and fosters equality.
This is nothing more than a basket of gleeful, surgical giveaways to big-dollar Republican donors. We need to expose, at every opportunity, that we’re watching. We need to make it clear that we will remember this in 2018 and 2020.
It's not just Trump. The Republican Party is using him to engage in a general assault on protections from corruption, pollution, corporate fraud and financial scams. This is who they are.
When you are at an event or meeting with your member of Congress, protect yourself against misinformation spouted by right-wingers who feel compelled to pretend they care about making sure that Americans get the health care we need.
It’s no accident that Puzder bowed out just two days after National Security Adviser Gen. Mike T. Flynn’s resignation. The Trump administration’s confidence is shaken. GOP unanimity is broken.
Trump is in the White House in large part because of the establishment’s failures over the past decades. Progressives need to advance a concrete agenda, and that means taking on Democrats-in-Name-Only.
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