The revolution may not be televised, but it is happening in public schools. This is evident in the growth of student and teacher actions across the country, from walkouts to […]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks about proposed changes to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which she helped pass to curb risky lending practices in the wake […]
Every Idahoan deserves quality, affordable health care. That’s the simple truth, and a vast majority in our state believes it. Now we have a chance to come closer to that […]
In the much-written-about 60 Minutes interview of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos by CBS reporter Lesley Stahl there was a telling exchange when Stahl queried DeVos on whether she […]
Why would Democratic senators join their Republican colleagues in pushing a bill that lays out a rich banquet of goodies before some of America’s worst bankers, and increases the risk that taxpayers will have to bail them out?
Some say tariffs will raise costs at home, but most Americans are willing to pay an extra penny per six-pack to ensure their country has the domestic aluminum smelting and steel forging ability that is crucial to national security.
In 2018, many of us still do not vote because of state laws rooted in white supremacy, someone lied and told us we can’t, we are or were in prison or have a conviction in our past. So it’s time to revive Dr. King's movement for voting rights.
Progressives must push to define what the Democratic Party is – the fundamental reform agenda that is needed, the coalitions that need to be forged, the transformations of how we do politics. This is our time; people are looking for change. Let's get to it.
The West Virginia teachers’ strike is not only a startling victory for labor rights; it’s also a reminder of the important role public schools and public school educators can and should play in progressive populism.
Emboldened by the legislative success of GOP tax cuts, 20 states led by Texas and Wisconsin have renewed efforts to weaken and undo the ACA, even though the health-care plan and its reforms are more popular than ever.
Fifty years ago, the Kerner Commission warned our society was becoming "separate and unequal." Today, this is even more true. Kerner's solutions were simple and potent, yet remain unheeded: combat racism with housing, jobs and reform .
The United States can’t assure its own national security if its steel and aluminum mills and skilled mill workers are extinct. Tariffs on imported metals will give U.S. producers time to recover from illegal practices that undercut them.
Will the Democratic Party open up to the wave of grassroots energy and activism rising across the nation, or will it continue to do business as usual, backing candidates favored by deep-pocket donors over insurgents and new coalitions?
About Ben Carson's $31,000 dining room set: that's roughly three times the average income for a rural household that receives rental assistance from Housing and Urban Development, the department Carson is redecorating for Donald Trump.
Societies where large numbers of people live in constant danger of falling into poverty, new evidence shows, concetrate more wealth at the top. The deeply unequal United States has four times more economically vulnerable than Japan.
The media's big lie is that "we've done nothing" to address school shootings since Sandy Hook. Actually, we've done the wrong things. We've spent millions on armed school personnel that harm learning and don't decrease shootings.
Talking with strangers is never easy. But getting to know your neighbors helps achieve lasting change in this country. That's why ONE Northside is getting out, knocking on doors, and breaking down barriers in Chicago.
It’s time to stop letting the NRA scare the burgeoning gun safety movement led by courageous student survivors into accepting small-bore reforms out of a mistaken belief that stronger gun safety laws would be unconstitutional.
If the Gorsuch Supreme Court prevails in Janus, they will succeed in weakening unions, lowering wages and benefits for public employees, while exacerbating the savage inequality that already subverts our democracy.
A new report concludes that cancelling all student debt would create more than a million jobs. To those who say we can’t afford to cancel this debt, the report poses a new and different question: Can we afford not to?
Resistance alone is not enough. That's why 70 progressive leaders have outlined a new economic agenda, and pledged to work towards a movement that can fix our rigged economy.
Who will bring to justice those who have profited the most royally from addiction? These drug pushers have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to actually decrease U.S. life expectancy for the past two years running.
Black children in the United States are all too often robbed of their most essential right: the right to be children, who can play, learn and grow up with nourishment, love, educational opportunities, health care and safe homes.
Pro-gun advocates almost never argue the merits of specific legislation. Their constant tactic is to use logical fallacies to sidetrack the discussion. Here is how you can respond.
The revolution may not be televised, but in 2018 the resistance is being electoralized. People’s Action members are going door to door nationwide to do our part and win back democracy - one heart, one conversation and one vote at a time.
Students and teachers are taking over the debate on gun control that politicians have botched for decades. The protestors are directing their anger at opponents of sensible gun control and are intent on making them pay at the ballot box.
Resistance to Trump is vital, but it is not enough; it only defines what we're against. If today's resistance is to become a lasting movement, voters must decide what we're for: a new pledge from leading progressives points the way.
State and local governments claim there's "no money" for public services like education, yet lavish huge tax breaks on corporations and the wealthy. The St. Paul teachers' union has shown progressives how to fight back, and win.
"America's Harvest Box" is Trump administration's bid to "reinvent" food assistance to the poor. All it really does is heap shame on the hungry and offer private interests a new opportunity to enrich themselves at public expense.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been dismantling policies that protect students' civil rights, yet accuses anyone who points this out of being "hurtful," and blocks them from having their voices heard. She threatens our democracy.
Candidate Trump boasted he would double what Clinton said she’d spend on infrastructure. But the scheme he released this week fails to do that. Instead it robs vital safety-net programs to pay for a pittance of improvements. It's a con.
If peace diplomacy were an Olympic sport, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, won the Gold Medal hands down, while Vice President Mike Pence crashed and burned. That's a good thing for the possibility of world peace.
The fatal shootings at a Florida high school result from our elected officials' self-serving refusal to control weapons designed for mass killing. Once again, we have failed our sacred promise to protect all children's future.
School “reformers” have argued to lengthen the school year. Yet, there’s little valid data because so few public schools do it. New statistics from Washington, D.C. show that such schools lost a substantial number of black families.
Living paycheck to paycheck can strain even the most loving of relationships. But as former billionaire Tim Blixseth learned the hard way, spectacularly large paychecks can doom loving relationships right from the start.
Here's what voters need to know. If Republicans prevail – with or without Trump – the country will face $50 road tolls, a plundering of common wealth, and more deaths of poor and working people. That's what we need to focus on and stop.
The two-year bipartisan budget pact contains substantial wins, but comes at a high price for Democrats and DREAMers and hangs by the thread of a promised return to civility which, by current measures, strains the imagination beyond belief.
Beneath the recent stock-market gyrations, the mechanics that shackle average workers' wages have been exposed - not in the White House or Congress, but in the supposedly apolitical operations of the Federal Reserve.
Education holds the key to a brighter future for us all. In San Francisco, we made College For All a reality, and now we want to make it real for everyone in our state. How do we get there? One heart, one mind, and one signature at a time.
While some things have improved markedly for black Americans since 1968, today we are still fighting many of the same battles as Dr. King did in his day. Progress has been made. Just not as much as many of us would like.