The name Donald Trump is synonymous with the words “You’re fired!” He made money by brutally, publicly taking people’s jobs from them. And he clearly enjoyed it. Donald Trump is no jobs candidate.
The Democratic platform writing committee has voted not to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The problem is, this hands powerful ammunition to Donald Trump.
Michael Lastoria has made his &pizza restaurant chain a champion of the $15 minimum wage, and has made one of his restaurants the site for the signing of a historic $15 minimum wage law in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed new rules to rein in payday lenders and their outrageous fees. Now, the CFPB needs to take the next step to protect Americans from these corporate loan sharks.
Britain's exist from the European Union carries vital political lessons for the Obama administration and Clinton campaign, both of which must not give reason for U.S. voters to further disdain the establishment.
Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, offers a quick explanation of the opposition to the Trade-Pacific Partnership, and insight into what a good trade deal would look like, in this Burning Issues video.
Donald Trump is not just plainspoken, nor is he merely trying to get media coverage. He’s deranged and openly racist, and a manic threat to anyone he dislikes — which is everyone not named Trump.
The tragedy in Orlando reveals that the three issues that once made up the Republicans' “winning formula” may have finally ripened into political poison.
This week, House Democrats and Republicans faced off over reasonable gun laws. Democrats held a sit-in to force a showdown with Republican leadership. Republicans blinked.
The neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy is now in danger. That's not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
The heroism on the Pettus Bridge turned the tide against the inhumanity of segregation. Today’s protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry’s grip on American life and liberty.
We're told schools need to be in step with the needs of businesses, and that education is "an investment" that gets a "return." The language of education policy is saturated in business values. But the truth is most businesses fail.
Earlier this month, the IMF looked at what is happening to the world economy thanks to neoliberal policies and said, "Oh my God, what have we done?" Now ,the IMF is having another "OMG" moment.
Hillary Clinton took time from the volley of insults with Donald Trump to lay out her economic policy. Donald Trump in a scripted address used recycled insults of Clinton to paint himself as the agent of change. So it begins.
Meet the "Hedge Fund 13," the House Democrats who joined Republicans in voting to protect private equity and hedge funds from regulatory oversight. Votes like this one should have consequences.
Voters oppose free trade agreements. Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton on free trade policies. Clinton's super PAC responds by defending free trade. This doesn't help Democrats win the general election.
Donald Trump connects with a certain group of voters not through the policies he espouses, but by the language he uses to say "I'm on your side." He is the living, breathing caricature of that group.
This past weekend I spoke at "The People's Summit," a gathering dedicated to building a longstanding movement out of the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign. I discussed it with Thom Hartmann.
Time and time again, tax cuts for the wealthy have proved ineffectual at sparking robust growth, while responsible budgeting that includes tax increases on the wealthy has repeatedly contributed to economic progress.
Leaders should care deeply about the will of the public, not scheme to subvert it. This push for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election is an insult to democracy.
When Americans elect a president, they want a leader who will look out for the little guy. Exploiting the little guy – and everybody else – to make a buck for himself is Donald Trump’s M.O. That’s not presidential.
Eliminating the threat of ISIS requires shifting our focus to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS, Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says in this Burning Issues video.
With every bridge collapse, train derailment and water main breakage, it just becomes more and more obvious that the country needs to fix its infrastructure. This week brings a new study that underscores the need.
A slick new ad campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings — and distorting the debate over inequality. The good news? We have a new antidote.
Ryan has served up cold conservative porridge. Nothing that showed any lessons learned from the failed conservatism of the past. Nothing that went beyond hack anti-Obama talking points.
People who believe that Bernie Sanders is squandering his influence in the Democratic Party by not conceding now to Hillary Clinton misunderstand both the candidate and his supporters.
An estimated 3,000 people left the People's Summit in Chicago Sunday with a commitment to turn Bernie Sander's presidential campaign into a permanent independent movement for justice and equality.
While the rest of the country, and the rest of the world stood with Orlando in grief and solidarity, right-wingers tried to outdo each other with awful reactions.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
Denver is being widely hailed as the next model of "education reform" for other urban districts. But of the 27 charter schools the city has opened in the past five years, at least 40 percent are performing below expectations.
We live on. Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, we live on in memory. So let's start by remembering each of them by name, the nine kind souls who welcomed a stranger into their midst one year ago.
Nearly one year after the Charleston massacre, we are reminded again that hatred is deadly. Now we must affirm that no one who "returns hate for hate" is qualified to lead.
Although, the issue of charter schools has barely been addressed in the presidential contest, there’s little doubt the subject is a matter of intense and bitter debate down ticket.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
The Peterson Foundation has added Henry Kissinger to a list of defense experts who declare that the federal debt is the "single biggest threat to our national security." But consider Kissinger's own threats to our global well-being.
Ryan new anti-regulatory package willfully ignores that the planet "has been made considerably worse by the addition of global warming," requiring action to make the planet better. But what do you expect? He's voting for Donald Trump.
There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.
Northern Dynasty Minerals is threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. government for not approving a permit allowing them to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mines in Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness.
The mainstream media is playing a mug's game – fanning drama about what Bernie Sanders will do now that the primaries are over. The fact is, we know exactly what Bernie will do. The question is what Hillary Clinton will do.
More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
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