Rush Limbaugh knows less about evolution than the average seventh grader, and now it looks like Limbaugh's own failure to evolve may land him on the endangered list.
A trade deficit is a measure of the jobs sent out of the country. The April trade deficit was $37.4 billion. The economy only added 38,000 jobs in May while manufacturing lost 10,000 jobs.
Startlingly low jobs growth of 38,000 in May, and reductions in previously reported figures for March and April, should warn the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates. This economy isn't overheating, it's cooling off.
Outrage over the Trump University documents should go beyond the scam itself to acknowledge the lesson of this fraud: Profit-making and education are a bad mix for all except the few who are able to bank the results.
President Obama on Wednesday did a remarkable 180-degree turn on Social Security, and for the first time we can claim the president as an ally on expanding, not cutting, the program.
Economist Heather Boushey's new book, "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict," explains how progressives can make the case for government policies that can help families balance life and work.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is releasing the first-ever proposed federal rules that rein in payday lenders. Grassroots pressure led to the rules; we'll need more pressure to fend off the industry attack.
Michele Obama on Friday may commend City College of New York graduates for their effort to "reach higher" in education. Let's hope she also tells policy leaders and public officials to reach higher to fund it.
Donald Trump’s campaign strategy thus far is to paint Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” but “Crooked Donald Trump” is far more accurate. A Trump presidency would be just another scam, like Trump University.
Measure the presidential candidates on how they balance spending on militarism and on peacemaking, says Theo Sitther of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, in this Burning Issues video.
Democrats need to persuade President Obama to not bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress in the lame duck session. If he doesn't pull back, Donald Trump can use this as a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton.
The long Verizon strike has ended, and the unions won. This means that the American middle class won, too.
This is a must-listen segment in which Richard Eskow interviews Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch describing how TPP hijacks democracy.
Donald Trump contends billionaire presidential candidates get a special exemption from releasing their income tax returns. Dodgin’ Donald doesn’t want workers to find out that while they paid the IRS every week, he paid nothing.
With Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton in early polls, hysteria is building among Democrats. Much venom is directed at Bernie Sanders, with Clinton surrogates telling him to pack it in. Here's a little common sense on the race.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has encouraged the use of fracking as a foreign policy tool, Charlie Cray of Greenpeace explains in this Burning Issues segment.
Proving once and for all that he truly has not one shred of decency in him, Donald Trump has traded in his red trucker hat for a tinfoil hat. The sad and frightening part is that he’ll probably get away with it.
Membesr of Congress are weighing in against the U.S. government's use of "gunboat diplomacy"-style intimidation against Colombia over a generic cancer drug.
In a video interview before an announced strike settlement, Sara Steffens, secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, explains why the Verizon strike effort remained strong after six weeks.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both accept climate science and propose policies based on science that would cut carbon pollution. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is pure poison for the planet. Period.
The false god of school vouchers has been unmasked once again by a study that says Louisiana and Indiana students using private school vouchers ended up doing worse than their public school counterparts.
Regardless of how you feel about charter schools, because of the way they've been forged in the crucible of politics, they've become much more political beings than they are institutions of education.
In an apparent about-face, the House approved a measure barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees, but that doesn’t mean House Republicans have learned anything.
Trump brags about sucking the wealth from the lower-income to line his own pockets, and nothing in his stated policies suggests a Trump administration would be any different.
Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at the American Friends Service Committee, breaks down the Israel-Palestine conflict in this Burning Issues video segment.
Bernie Sanders says he will push hard to get his agenda written into the Democratic Party platform. But candidates are free to ignore the platform. Platforms are only important if citizen movements make them important.
One in eight college graduates are currently underemployed. That shows that the problem of low wages among workers under 25 isn't a problem of education; it's a function of a weak economy.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains in this video taken at the launch of the "Take On Wall Street" campaign why we need a new level of financial reform to finish the work of the Dodd-Frank bill.
Retired Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis argues in this Burning Issues video that the United States is "failing on every level" in Afghanistan, and sees presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as continuing the status quo.
When Wall Street got in over its head, the U.S. government stepped in with trillions of dollars to bail them out. Now that Puerto Rico is in trouble, conservatives respond with a broken "PROMESA."
Three years after President Obama signed executive orders protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination, House Republicans voted to write anti-LGBT discrimination in law.
It is critical that candidates for the highest office in the land release their income tax returns for multiple years, especially you Mr. Trump. After all, you are running for president based on your wealth and business ability.
More than 1,500 public interest organizations representing trade and democracy "stakeholders" sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
If he's willing to lower the corporate tax rate to strengthen our negotiating position, what's stopping him from lowering the federal minimum wage as well? Why assume his version of a "good deal" would try to lift wages worldwide?
More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
Americans who feel like they’re being screwed are attracted to an authoritarian bully – a strongman who will kick ass. The former reality TV star appears tough and confrontational enough to take on powerful vested interests.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a promise to countries in the Asian region to move production to boost their economies. American workers will pay the price.
He hopes to win the nomination. And he intends to build a “political revolution” to change the direction of the party and the country. As a movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race.
Conservatives have chosen public schools as the battleground to attack transgender student rights because that is one of the few places where the nation's diversity comes together to engage in its most collaborative endeavor.
Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out Donald Trump likely masqueraded as his own publicist, during phone calls with reporters — proving he probably belongs in a shrink’s office, instead of the Oval Office.
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