Being a Walmart worker often means poverty pay, inflexible schedules, and disrespect from bosses. Now Walmart is trying to hide online behind brands like ModCloth and Bonobos. Join us to tell Walmart there's no hiding from bad behavior.
The GOP's massive tax cuts for the wealthy will badly hurt small businesses, their employees and customers, according to Sen. Ron Wyden and job creators from all across the country who have joined him to denounce the plan.
As the Republican-controlled Congress advances tax plans that slash public education, a new report reveals how state and local government officials, especially where GOP leadership dominates, are butchering school funding.
Republicans have had a rough year. To paraphrase a president: They've lost so much, they're tired of losing. They're aching for a win. But doing the wrong thing just to do something is not a win. It’s a scam perpetrated on American workers.
On his first day on the job, Mulvaney froze all hiring and rule-making at the CFPB, bringing consumer protection by the bureau to a standstill. The banks won the first round, and Trump proved again he's just a fast-talking huckster.
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose health insurance unless Congress acts soon to reenact CHIP. The Indian Health Service will have to stretch its already thin dollars to try and cover this gap.
Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to slam shut the door of opportunity, so future generations can't have the help he used to start his career. Hatch's tax plan benefits the rich, not the working folks he claims to defend, and voters know it.
Average Americans today are facing an elite hellbent on a tax “reform” that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate. In 1932, Americans faced the same scenario — and dealt their elite a history-shifting defeat. Could history repeat?
The Keystone XL pipeline threatens our water, our livelihoods and our sacred sites. But we know it can be stopped, when Natives and non-Natives stand together in a values-led campaign that puts Mother Earth above profits from fossil fuels.
The world has never been richer, says Credit Suisse. Net worth worldwide has jumped a remarkable $16.7 trillion over the past year. So why aren’t people worldwide cheering? That money has benefited only a precious few.
During one of the worst housing crises in our history, The GOP's tax reforms will reduce new affordable housing by as many as a million units. Other changes will undermine access to safe and affordable housing for millions more.
As soon as they finish raiding the Treasury for big corporations and the wealthy, Republicans will push for more cuts in everything from education to Head Start. That isn’t just corrupt. It is criminal.
Rather than Make America Great Again, Congressional Republicans plan to Make America Grieve Again if their tax plan passes, as even more family-supporting factory jobs get shipped offshore to take advantage of the new tax rate of zero.
Election results in Denver, Virginia and elsewhere were good news for Democrats but not for Democratic "education reformers" who've supported the Republican agenda of school privatization, standardized testing and tough-on-teacher measures.
Nominating Alexander Azar for Health and Human Services Secretary is like pinning a sheriff's badge on Billy the Kid. When it comes to public harm, the mild-mannered Azar puts blowhard "pharma bros" like Martin Shkreli to shame.
What Republicans propose in their tax plans isn't just a raid on budget items for the sake of fiscal efficiency; their plans are part of a strategic offensive against the very idea that all children and youth have a right to learn.
Sweeping victories in last Tuesday’s elections provided a bracing tonic for Democrats. Party pros decry internal divisions, but the fact that grassroots activists are putting energy into electoral politics may be the best hope for renewal.
Phil Murphy, New Jersey's governor-elect, is the latest alum of Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs to join government. Unlike his GOP peers, he promises to help workers and families. Will this help his troubled state? Only time will tell.
If you're a Democrat, there's a name for that unfamiliar emotion you were feeling last Tuesday night. It's called happiness. But there is a serious risk that the party will draw the wrong lessons from last week's results.
New reports offer a rare glimpse into the world of the super-rich. Their concentrated wealth is the dark matter of the world economy: rarely seen, yet reshaping everything around it. We must confront this power before it is too late.
The Tar Heel states shows how charter schools and other forms of 'school choice' turn education funding into a contest between haves and have-nots, in ways that divide communities and segregate students.
In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities and the NRA have put on a master class in how to bamboozle the media and whitewash unpleasant truths about guns and gambling. It's time to speak truth to power in this country.
Election Day 2017 feels like the dawn of a new era, and a new kind of politics, in this country. Up and down the ballot, courageous ordinary folks are running for office on issues that truly matter. And guess what? They're winning.
Winners include bold progressives and a voter-led push to expand Medicaid in a state led by a Trump-like governor. Defeated was a gubernatorial candidate who spent millions on fear-mongering and race-baiting. So who's the biggest loser?
Ralph Northam's big win for the Democratic party in the Virginia governor's election is being hailed as a rebuke of President Trump. It's also a rebuke of Betsy DeVos and her education policies. But Northam had to break from Democrats too.
In the midst of the GOP's frenzy to pass their tax bill, remember one thing: this entire project is utterly wrong-headed. Few politicians dare say it, but the reality is Americans are not overtaxed. They are underserved by their government.
Americans for Tax Fairness has just published "Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan." All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this travesty of a tax bill.
Why are Democrats still fighting the Battle of 2016? Aren't there better things to argue about? As it turns out, there are - including the future of the party, which depends on their ability to democratize it from the inside out.
Former President Jimmy Carter has stepped up to point a direction out of the looming crisis with North Korea. Trump should take Carter up on his offer to start negotiations of a permanent peace. It just might work; here's how.
People's Action joins a broad coalition asking everyone to call 877-795-7862 NOW and tell your Members of Congress to vote against the Republicans' tax cut plan, which offers huge windfalls to corporations and the rich at our expense.
A Republican proposal to eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) from federal income taxes will undercut education. It will also likely result in cuts to the same state and local taxes that provide most funding to schools.
The GOP's tax plan sets off a scrum, when lobbyists fix rules to benefit the few, with lies and false promises to the many. One of the worst is tax "repatriation," which rewards, rather than reforms, tax avoidance by big corporations.
Centrist think tanks and Democratic Party elites promise to lead the party out of the "wilderness," but what they're peddling is the same losing agenda on economics and education.
A new poll shows most Democratic voters want their party to move left, with new people in charge. In other words, they want a political revolution. They've got the right idea.
I’m Joe Mangino, and I live with my family in the Jersey Shore town of Beach Haven West. Hurricane Sandy destroyed my home, but it taught us we're stronger when we stand together. Who can find and fight for solutions? We can.
To pay for their red-ribbon wrapped gift box for the uber-wealthy, Republicans are smashing and burning $5 trillion in programs cherished by workers, including Medicare and Medicaid. This is not tax reform; it's tax deform.
GOP lawmakers think their budget means tax cuts for the rich are finally within reach, if they can hold on a little longer. But they're wrong; we' re going to stop them. We won't let this stinker slide through.
The Center for American Progress's recent 'progressive case' for charter schools is flawed and unconvincing in multiple ways. What's most obvious is CAP hasn't spent much time seriously considering what charter school skeptics say.
Lawmakers ought to make improving Social Security, not enriching the rich, the goal of tax reform. What the White House calls “tax reform” favors the rich so much, the rest of us ought to call it an outrage.
No ideology in modern American history has failed as consistently or for as long as the Wall Street-friendly "Democratic centrism." Its practitioners are undeterred by the losing streak that has brought their party to its knees.