Postal Workers To Rally Against TPP Tuesday

The TPP “trade” agreement could prohibit us from deciding we want things like postal banking, “Buy America” policies in the use of tax dollars, and other things We the People might want to do for ourselves.

The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over; It’s Only Just Begun

Tom Frank says populism may be permanently discredited by Trump's bigotry. Clinton's decisive victory will be the triumph of the establishment center, the Davos elites. But this election won't end a struggle that has only just begun.
Robert Borosage

Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer

The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.

These Are Your 28 TPP House Democrat Targets

Here are the 28 Democrats who voted for fast track trade authority last year. Let's get them on the record before the election about whether they will vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.

Sanders/Warren Wing Needs to Demand Seats on Clinton Transition Team

Based on Hillary Clinton's transition team appointments, the progressive base has good cause to worry that her administration would be stacked with Washington/Wall Street insiders. The Sanders/Warren wing must insist on representation.
Miles Mogulescu
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Victory For Domestic Workers in Illinois

After years of campaigning and organizing, domestic workers in Illinois are celebrating victory as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law, guaranteeing basic workplace protections.
Terrance Heath

Donald Trump’s Smear of Lyndon Johnson

Donald J. Trump said LyndonB. Johnson "wanted to silence the church" because "he was having a problem with either one or more churches." It's not true. Here are the facts.
Bill Scher
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Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever

Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever
Isaiah J. Poole
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Baltimore’s “Big Government” In Blue Uniforms

The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
Terrance Heath

A Dangerous New Low – Even For Donald Trump

In a campaign that every week finds new ways to go beyond the pale, Donald Trump's speech on "radical Islam" and immigration hit a new, dangerous low. His Youngstown, Ohio, speech was a chilling and dark moment for our democracy.
Mehrdad Azemun

Check The Anti-TPP Concert Schedule

Which do you think will be more fun? The administration's month-long "blitz" to promote a lame-duck Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) vote in Congress, or Rock Against TPP's concert tour to raise public awareness about TPP's implications?

Help Stop The Payday Loan Debt-Trap Scam

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs to hear your support for strong rules to protect Americans from the predatory payday loan industry and their business model of trapping people in an endless cycle of debt.

End Price-Gouging on Drugs Developed With Public Dollars

Why should the drug industry be the exclusive financial beneficiary of research that the public helps fund? The public should benefit as well, through lower prices on drugs developed with the aid of publicly funded research.
Diane Archer

Workers of the Future, Unite

Automation will undoubtedly transform society in the future. But that's no reason to ignore the problems we're facing right now. The best way to ensure a more equitable economy tomorrow is by fighting for one today.
Richard Eskow

Wingnut Week In Review: Trump Shoots Off His Mouth

Is suggesting that Second Amendment advocates assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enough for Republicans to finally renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump? You already know the answer.
Terrance Heath

What Does Trump Have to Hide? A Tiny Tax Return

Progressive activists at a Donald Trump rally in Erie, Pa. silently held their tax returns high above their heads demanding that the GOP candidate release his returns – just like Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine.

The Economic Debate and the Failed Consensus

A policy debate almost broke out in the presidential election when the two candidates traveled to Michigan to lay out contrasting economic agendas. What became clear is that the old establishment consensus will not hold.
Robert Borosage
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The Fiscal Myth That’s Killing The Economy, In 7 Steps

This week, yet another paper reinforces our need for more government spending, not less, to repair the economy for millions of working Americans. Unfortunately, our political debate is being held back by an economic myth.
Richard Eskow

How Populism Is Rewriting The Charter School Narrative

Two recent events showcase exactly how the populist fervor in the nation is redrawing the education policy landscape, and more specifically, rewriting the story of the roll out of charter schools in our communities.
Jeff Bryant

Extracting a Cold Corporate Truth

For today’s top corporate executives, the contemporary corporation has become a personal ATM — with no limits on withdrawals. But the UK Labour Party may soon have a useful antidote in the works.

The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to "the Second Amendment people"? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the biggest financial backer of his campaign.
Bill Scher
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