Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, explains the "conflict within a conflict within a conflict" in Syria in this segment of the Burning Issues series.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s strongest opponents are not against trade. What we are arguing for is using a blueprint that already exists to write trade agreements that actually benefit American workers.
As Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's campaign criticisms of our country's disastrous trade policies resonate with voters, "establishment" pundits explain that moving millions of jobs out of the country is good for us.
The dust had not yet settled, the smoke had not yet cleared, and the body count had not yet begun before right-wingers used the terrorist attacks in Brussels to spout their usual brand of bigotry.
Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
After years of declarations that “government is the problem” and we should “drown it in a bathtub,” new reports reveal that years of hating government are taking their toll on government services essential to children.
If the anti-Donald Trump majority wanted to band together and stop him, they would have the numbers, and the legitimacy, to do so. The big question is whether they have the will.
If either of these men is elected president, we could see the largest redistribution in American history from the poor and middle-class of America to the rich. This is class warfare with a vengeance.
You might not know there is an alternative budget proposal that is much more in line with the priorities and values of "We the People," and that budget is in front of the Congress right now.
In this video, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione offers a startling fact about the potential resurgence of a nuclear arms race and where the presidential candidates stand.
There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Each represents what's wrong with a Democratic Party that has abandoned the working men and women it once so proudly represented.
Great America PAC just dropped $1 million on a TV ad touting Donald Trump as a "unifier." What's important is not the disingenuousness of the message, but the source. It's a super PAC ad, and Trump claims to disavow super PACs.
Cigna was sanctioned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for conduct that "poses a serious threat to the health and safety of Medicare beneficiaries." So why does it keep its favorable star rating?
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
Republicans love to complain about people who get money from the government and refuse to work. That is, unless they’re doing so, by refusing to consider the president’s Supreme Court Nominee.
Steven Pearlstein warns that government raising the minimum wage to $15, extending public education by four years, providing Medicare-for-All would "turn America into Denmark or Sweden." He means that in a bad way.
The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Every progressive knows about the opposition and tactics of the Republican Party. The Democratic Party establishment is a far lesser evil, but it may also be a far greater obstacle to progressive change.
Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
If Kim Foxx wins in the general election for Cook County, Ill., state's attorney, that would mean a grassroots progressive-backed advocate would be in place to do battle against a long history of police misconduct.
Kudos to Mother Jones and its reporter Gabriel Kahn for covering how California has created a template for cutting carbon emissions, creating green jobs and averting a climate crisis.
In this installment of the "Burning Issues" video series, Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies explains why voters should be wary of candidates who say America's military is weak and underfunded.
Last week's Washington Post "Fact Checker" column criticizing Donald Trump's positions on trade demonstrates the elite blindness to how bad things have gotten for millions of Americans.
Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
Donald Trump needs to make a 180-degree turn to win two-time Obama voters in swing states. He has shown a greater capacity to flip-flop than Mitt Romney did in 2012. But he also needs to hold on to his right flank.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not all that is in trouble with voters; the entire corporate-dominated free trade agenda is coming under fire as well. For good reason.
When Bernie Sanders fielded a question about charter schools, his answer left a lot of folks scratching their heads. But charter schools do inhabit a sort of twilight zone in the legal distinction of what is public versus what is private.
Trump's the symptom, not the disease. The Republican establishment has been infecting the body politic for years.
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis, and the political positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in this video.
The People's Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.
The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
Stories about local communities being devastated by business decisions made in distant headquarters have become a staple of this era. But what if that story isn't just about businesses? What if the story is about a closed public school?
The senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, explains in a video released Tuesday the sharp difference between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on trade.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in primaries Tuesday. Marco Rubio hung it up. While the frontrunners extended their leads, the fight for the nomination of both parties will continue right to their conventions.
Sanders has lit the fuse, and nothing will be the same now. Sanders is a truthteller, and his campaign isn't about him. It is about the truth he tells. This can only grow from here.
In using the anger of his supporters to justify the escalating violence at his campaign rallies, Donald Trump is cynically exploiting a racial privilege as old, even older, than America itself.
Competing budgets offer a sharp contrast between the progressive vision of a government working to strengthen working families and a conservative vision of government that all but abandons struggling people.
Are the Democrats doing enough to register the voters of the "New American Majority," bring them to the polls, and win their support once they're there? We spoke with Steve Phillips about his new book, "Brown is the New White."
The Massachusetts senator is calling out the U.S. Department of Education for a significant part of its role in being complicit with college loan debt-rigging.
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