America saw a divided party last night, though what it was divided over wasn't evident if you haven't been paying close attention. They are mainly divided over whether the party should accept America's multiculturalism or fight it.
We're witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
Reports say Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, "safety" could put her candidacy in serious danger.
Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican convention. The Republican prescription for jobs was, as always, tax cuts for the rich and corporations.
The failure of the political establishment has been exposed, but the center still holds. So what’s next? Tthe progressive movement should focus on defining issues and politics from the bottom up.
Billionaire banker Jamie Dimon says he’s fighting inequality. If we take him in the least seriously, the joke — and much worse — will be on us.
Trump’s reactions to the slaughter of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the recordings of police killings of black men, and the massacre in Orlando showed he’s a businessman with a heart of stone, a man who would widen the country's divides
Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed that in exercising power, the U.S. should "talk softly and carry a big stick." In contrast, each time there's a terror attack, Donald Trump speaks loudly, while his small fingers are wrapped around a tiny stick.
What Rudy Giuliani did for New York City, and what Donald Trump promises to do for America, will only make things more dangerous for Americans — both for the police, and for those being policed.
After acknowledging that poverty is systemic, House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview turns around and blames the poor themselves as being personally -- even morally -- responsible for being poor.
800 advocates for “the people’s education” gathered at the Lincoln Memorial last week, where speakers who included Diane Ravitch and Rev. William Barber placed the fight to save public schools in the context of social justice advocacy.
When Donald Trump’s Republican Party convenes in Cleveland, three shadows will haunt the arena. If you look carefully, you're sure to see them. If you’re not afraid, you don’t know your history.
The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.
Payday loans siphon money out of local communities and depress consumer spending. When consumers turn to payday lenders, only to face financial turmoil, small businesses realize the impact on their revenue sheets.
In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency — and how he may have to govern to satisfy the GOP base.
A Financial Transactions tax would slow down extreme speculation while raising money to pay for essential public services. This week, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a new transactions tax bill.
Thousands of volunteers throughout the country will go door to door this weekend to talk with voters about their values, and about coming together to take a stand against hate and for a bold, progressive economic agenda.
Jim Zogby, a member of the Democratic Party platform committee, predicts in this Burning Issues video "another difficult four years" for Palestinians as a result of the platform's stance on Israel.
Bernie Sanders supporters teamed up with those of Hillary Clinton to change how the Democratic Party platform addresses the charter school industry's threat to public education. Charter supporters aren't happy.
In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.
Democratic candidates need to align the Democratic platform and publicly declare themselves opposed to TPP, as Hillary has done -- again. Make sure that what people are saying about TPP having no chance of passing is true.
People say that the Democratic Party doesn't really stand for anything. But this year the party platform is "the most progressive platform ever." Progressives should make politicians actually stick to the platform.
Of course empathy is important and we should encourage it. But President Obama's statement in Dallas on Wednesday fell short by not addressing the implicitly racist system within which police operate.
More than 400,000 Americans signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to release his tax returns. On Tuesday, progressive activists delivered those signatures to Trump Tower.
The rate of violent crime is at a 45-year low. The murder rate is the lowest since 1957. Let's not allow the Donald Trumps of the world peddle excuses for bad police behavior on the grounds that crime is out of control, when it's not.
Matt Taibbi called Eric Holder a "double agent" for Wall Street, but it's doubtful that he sees himself that way. Few of us think of ourselves as bad people. But then, how does the former attorney general justify his behavior to himself?
When Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, he made the case that the political revolution that has begun to build must now turn its attention to defeating Donald Trump. He got that right.
A dramatic shift in foreign aid spending to the Defense Department has created significant risks for U.S. diplomacy and peacemaking, says Colby Goodman of the Center for International Policy in this Burning Issues video.
So here we are, once again, with calls from all quarters for dialogue across the racial divide. But while our narratives and debates about good cops and rogue cop are important, they are entirely insufficient.
The draft of the Republican Party platform at first glance sounds pretty good when it comes to trade. But what would Republicans actually do if elected? Watch what they do, not what they say.
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, thousands of progressive volunteers are going door-to-door to counter politics of hate, and build support for economic and racial justice.
Trump’s tax plan, his refusal to raise the minimum wage, his insistence that workers make too much all endear him to his fellow 1 percenters. With pledges like these, Trump plans to guarantee billionaires like him continue taking too much.
After 40 years of class war from above, Americans are stirring. The time has come for progressive historians and intellectuals to join with their fellow citizens in the making of a new American narrative.
The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities.
Silicon Valley housing costs have skyrocketed thanks to the high salaries and stock options tech companies pay to attract skilled workers. Meanwhile, the companies dodge taxes that would help alleviate these problems.
The Democratic Party platform committee met in Orlando over the weekend. Sanders forces gained new progress on affordable college, health care and the $15.00 minimum wage. Resistance continued over the TPP and climate reforms.
Bernie Sanders’ "political revolution" scored impressive wins in the Democratic Party’s draft platform, which ABC News calls “exceptionally progressive." This new movement has already had a major impact, with more battles to come.
Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.
Many are saying that this year's Democratic platform may be the most progressive the party has ever had. But is it progressive on education? Let's weigh the evidence.
A reported 287,000 new jobs were created in June, erasing concerns that the economy might be cratering. But the cheery jobs figures can't mask the continuing need for change to make this economy work for working people.
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