"Day of Action" events around the country will protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, while a petition drive calls for a broader halt to oil extraction.
Wisconsin's privatized "jobs creation agency" is subsidizing corporations as they outsource jobs from the state. For the workers who remain, the threat of outsourcing causes their wages to fall.
The rush to close more schools and embrace school closings is a perverse approach to "school improvement," with the hugely negative effects on students and communities.
The religion of inequality – of money and power – has failed us. The truth of our country is in the moral compact implicit in the preamble to our Constitution: we’re all in this together.
If Donald Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee, what would it take for his words and actions to be labeled treason? In fact, why does no one dare call it treason?
What can be done to deter pharmaceutical companies from jacking up prices of critical drugs? Answer: Fulfill Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign pledge to bar companies from deducting executive pay above $1 million.
Native Americans from tribes all over the country are protesting the construction of a crude-oil pipeline slated to snake through sacred sites and under the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The confrontation over the Dakota Access Pipeline challenges President Obama, the Democratic candidate who is seeking to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, and Congress to be clear whose side they are on.
The giant corporations pay lower (or no) taxes while the hard-working smaller companies pay what they owe. The system inevitably spirals into deeper and deeper corruption.
When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred separately on military matters during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on Wednesday, one group was all but ignored: female service members.
As parents and students reenter public schools for a new year, they're hearing a lot about "school choice." No doubt school choice will benefit some parents. But who really stands to gain most from choice and why?
More than 200 prominent legal and economic scholars warned about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would empower multinational corporations to challenge U.S. laws through a corporate tribunal.
Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservatives' willful failure to win through persuasion the votes of black and brown people.
Hillary Clinton should make appointing Supreme Court justices who would reverse Citizens United a centerpiece of her campaign. Under Donald Trump, billionaires buying politicians will continue for a generation.
We cannot easily compare the policy visions of the two major party candidates, because only one candidate is bothering to offer a comprehensive set of policy proposals.
China is exporting its steel overcapacity problem, and so far getting away with it. China doesn't want to reduce production or lay off workers so they are exporting the layoffs – to the U.S.
In effect, Mylan execs have been emptying the pockets of allergy sufferers to make themselves considerably richer. But drug company executives didn’t use to have the same powerful motive to do that as they do today.
The organizations are opposing TPP in part because of its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow corporations to sue governments in "corporate courts."
America has always been innovative. Now it must innovate on trade rules to save its steel industry, its steel jobs and all those jobs that are dependent on steel jobs.
It’s through protest that we loudly proclaim that we won’t be silenced. We must all confront a challenger aiming to make racism mainstream. We are called at this moment to make sure that never happens.
How much more would nonunion working people be paid today if unions were still strong? The answer to that question helps explain why the movement that gave birth to Labor Day matters.
Donald Trump reverted to type with his immigration speech, delivered shortly after his visit to Mexico. After flirting with “softening” his position, the old Trump-style xenophobia was a hit with some, not with others.
Thousands of American Indians from hundreds of tribes across the country are gathering to voice their opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline they say will poison their water and destroy their land. Now, the resistance is spreading.
Trump says we need to fix our trade policies. That's correct. But Trump also advocates driving US wages down so low that companies won't want to move factories to find lower wages.
A script prepared for Donald Trump for an interview about race with a Detroit pastor reveals his antipathy for even acknowledging the existence of systemic racism. The Movement for Black Lives agenda offers a contrast.
The decline in union membership has probably cost you, or someone close to you, thousands of dollars in income since last Labor Day – not because of some immutable law, but because of a cultural and political war.
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is shaping up to be a rallying cry for indigenous people across the continent and for the broader climate movement as well. And it’s not going away anytime soon.
All of Donald Trump's so-called immigration plans actually fail to address the issues for the majority of immigrants – women. That’s right: The face of the migrant in the United States is increasingly female.
Robert Borosage, in the final Burning Issues video, presents a challenge to progressives to continue the debate on foreign and domestic policy opened up by Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
The longest continuously running survey of American attitudes toward public education has startling findings that reveal how out of whack current education policy is from the prevailing public opinion.
High on decibels, low on policy details and devoid of anything new, Donald Trump’s latest immigration speech was still a chilling reminder of why he must not become president.
This rejection of Medicaid expansion is cruel – and steeped in racial injustice. Now that stubbornness is coming back to haunt those states. Let’s check the scoreboard.
The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
Existing “trade” agreements allow corporations to sue governments for passing laws and regulations that limit their profits. They set up special “corporate courts” in which corporate attorneys decide the cases.
We are still struggling to fund some of our most basic needs, including how to keep our communities from literally drowning. Instead of raising more revenue, our government held a contest.
Trump is trying to have it both ways: Reassure his base that he is the same candidate who promised to kick out all 11 million undocumented immigrants while offering what sounds like more rational, realistic policy.
The EU decided that Ireland's tax deal with Apple, based on Apple demanding a tax break to "bring jobs" to Ireland instead of somewhere else, is "state aid" to the company.
Trump called Pennsylvanians vote thieves, although the state GOP could find absolutely no in person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn’t matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.
The U.S. insurance industry has objectively failed to manage either the cost or quality of health care. Health care is a human right, and private insurers have failed to safeguard it. They had their shot, and they blew it.
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has provisions similar to the those in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would allow multinationals to sue governments in a special trade court.
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