The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

In the late 70s the country was told that "protectionism" is bad for the economy and was sold "free trade" as a way to bring prosperity and jobs. "Laid-off workers would be "freed up" to get better jobs. Well, they never got better jobs

Female Vets at Highest Risk for Homelessness

Despite Donald Trump's constant harping on how bad our veterans are treated, we do pretty well overall. Homelessness is a glaring exception. Although declining slightly in the past two years, it’s way too high, especially for female vets.

Donald Trump’s Victory is Not the Last Word

The economic and human crisis of what is happening across America is real. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. The work in front of us is mammoth – and we are committed.
LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl

The Coming Republican Reckoning

If the the Republican rank-and-file can break with Trump, and Trumpism, Republican leaders will be more able to reposition and compete in 21st century America. But that is the most likely scenario.
Bill Scher
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Hillary Had My Back

As the steel industry collapsed in the 1990s, I found some lawmakers true to their word. Hillary Clinton was one. She never let workers down. Steel is in crisis again. I want a President I know I can trust to help workers. That is Clinton.
Leo Gerard

Take Heart On Election Day: The Kids Are Alright

The young people we met during our #BestOfUs2016 tour, working hard to encourage others to vote and stay politically engaged in a sometimes thankless environment, represent a bright spot in an often bleak election cycle.

Small May Not Always Be Beautiful

Have you been keeping your own personal list of issues that should have received some attention in this year’s election campaigns but didn’t? Here’s one issue you may have overlooked: America’s incredible housing squeeze.

We Were All Outsiders in Trump’s America Once — Even Trump

We were all strangers once, all except the first people of this land. Some of us can’t remember that because we’re too consumed with hate, or fear, or anger, or ambition. But it’s true. We were all strangers once.
Richard Eskow

It’s Not New: Sexual Assault in the Election and in History

Trump, Clinton, and their respective supporters have been framing the issue as a debate over whose actions are worse. But to morally condemn individual acts of sexual assault while ignoring gendered inequality in general is wrong.
Sandy Banard

Five Truths About Charter Schools

Major national newspapers published editorials criticizing the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charter schools. These editorials have got it wrong. Here’s what everyone needs to know about charter schools
Jeff Bryant

Why Is Washington Still Pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Bizarrely, first thing after this election is over, President Obama, the Republican leaders of the House and Senate and the business lobby are planning to launch a full-court press to drive the TPP through a lame-duck session of Congress.
Robert Borosage

“CoreCivic”: New Name, Same For-Profit Prison Greed

CCA has now followed competitors like the “Management and Training Corporation” by adopting a name that hides its true nature. If you can't even mention your industry in your company’s name, it's probably time for a new line of work.
Richard Eskow

Progressives Pushing on Executive Appointments? Scandal!

Even as they push hard to get Clinton elected, Progressive Senators and organizations are gearing up to influence her future appointments. This has rendered Wall Street apoplectic -- which proves how important it is.
Robert Borosage

In This Hate-Filled Election, There’s Always Love

We're using the days before our wedding to do an extreme road trip – five states in five days – to uncover the love story that we believe is the future of American democracy.
George Goehl and Ai-jen Poo

A Conversation on the Real Living Wage in America

A new report from the People's Action Institute documents the real cost of living in the United States. We discussed the report with its author, Allyson Fredericksen.
Richard Eskow

The Biggest House Race Of 2016: Teachout vs. Faso

If there's one House race that encapsulates the hopes of the Bernie Sanders revolution, it is the race for the currently Republican-held open seat in upstate New York's 19th congressional district.
Bill Scher
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Army Medic: Trump is a “Blue Falcon”

Trump likes to claim that he would be “great for the veterans,” but veterans like me know better. I served in Iraq as an Army Combat Medic and saw first hand the stakes of the decisions that will be made by our next Commander-in-Chief.

Halloween Horror: Trump’s Poll Trolls

Fearing they could not win fair and square, Republicans took steps to prevent young, old, black and Hispanic people – people likely to vote Democratic – from reaching the polls. This GOP Frankenstein threatens democracy itself.
Leo Gerard
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