Republicans who say that Obamacare's problems are caused by “big government” have it exactly backward. Government isn’t the problem here. It’s the solution.
This week young people from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation went to the Clinton campaign's New York City headquarters to demand that "this pipeline be stopped. It is our land, it is our water, it is our future."
A human rights blogger who writes under the pseudonym Mother Mushroom has been arrested by the Vietnam government for "corruption against the state." Yet Vietnam is still included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
The legacy of the Obama administration on education will be mostly that he generally didn't get it. Indeed the very place he recently chose to tout his work on graduation rates indicates how little his administration understands the issues
Republicans are already planning to launch yet another round of partisan investigative witch hunts designed to hobble a Hillary Clinton presidency. Such adversarial talk unnerves Democrats, but Republicans are the ones who should worry.
Given Donald Trump's shady business practices I'd be afraid to do business with him, let alone let him run the country. - Kelly Conklin of Foley-Waite LLC
If We the People could be have a simple bank account at our Post Offices, this would solve a problem for millions upon millions of Americans. It would keep people away from the debt-trap clutches of the predatory payday lending industry.
The “Blob”—the epithet Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes used to scorn Washington’s inbred, vainglorious, bipartisan foreign-policy elite—is striking back. The Blob has driven us into one folly after another. And it is calling for more.
The government of Illinois' Cook County, the second-biggest county in the nation, voted 13 to 3 on Wednesday to raise its minimum wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2020.
NAFTA forced millions of small, Mexican farmers out of business, causing a mass migration north. TPP threatens to do the same, on a much larger scale.
How much does it take to get by where you live? It takes more than $15 per hour to earn a living wage in most states. When you throw in the rising cost of student debt, low-income Americans are even further underwater.
Last spring I visited with progressive lion Tom Hayden for the last time at his home. While I disagreed with Tom backing Clinton over Sanders, I would hate for this to tarnish his legacy for some progressives. Here are his reasons.
Truck drivers and warehouse workers working for federal contractors at the Port of Los Angeles are striking for 48 hours to draw attention to wage theft and other violations.
If Clinton had passed a law forcing Trump to buy American steel, it would have meant he was coerced to follow rules. It would have meant he was a follower. If Trump had purposefully bought American steel, he'd have been a leader. He did not
Make these tax-dodging corporations pay the taxes they owe. They don't deserve a huge tax break, they deserve a huge fine. Simple as that.
For people paying off student debt, the minimum living wage nationally is close to $19 an hour, according to a report released Tuesday by People's Action Institute. No state is close, which is why so many families are struggling.
Tom Hayden showed us that thought and action were not incompatible. He showed us that an awareness of the past could enrich and deepen our engagement with the present and enrich our dreams for the future.
Many Native Americans living on reservations do not have reasonable voting access. A big win was notched in Nevada that will help ensure a fair vote, just in time for an Election Day with control of the White House and Senate on the line.
What took so long? If we judged big banks by the same standards we apply to auto body shops or dry cleaners, they'd have all been discredited long time ago.
In a campaign where last straws come almost daily, it’s hard to say if “nasty woman” is the final one for women voters. But it won’t matter. The Waylon Jennings song says it all: "She’s Gone, Gone, Gone. Cryin’ won’t bring her back."
Members of the Main Street Alliance, the coalition of socially responsible small business owners, have been speaking out against Donald Trump in the letters pages of their area newspapers.
Social scientists are starting to place the lives of the wealthy under the same microscope formerly trained on primitive tribes in Borneo. Could their research ever help us understand phenomena like the ugliness of the Donald?
Just make the giant, tax-dodging, multinational corporations pay what they owe. Don't reward them for tax-dodging. Then we can have good schools and roads and health care and more.
One (more) of the way this country is split is a sharp divide between what small businesses need and what the giant, multinational corporations want (and usually get.)
Progressive talk show host Nicole Sandler is back on the air! Wednesday she interviewed Mike Lux in her first regular broadcast since her battle with lung cancer.
The only unknowns are whether: Hillary Clinton can break 50 percent of the popular vote, Gary Johnson can break 5 percent, Evan McMullin can win Utah’s 6 electoral votes, Democrats can claim the Senate or even the House.
Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. But while Clinton grows more confident making the progressive case on domestic and social issues, she seems intent on doubling down on our failed efforts to police the globe.
People have figured out that our country's "trade" deals haven't been working our so well for "our country." A visit to Flint, Detroit or so many other places clearly shows what's wrong.
The charter industry finds it faces formidable new challenges from many unexpected corners. A new omnibus report explains how charters were able to fly under the radar for so long and why challenges to these schools are arising now.
Trump will probably never grace a national debate stage again, so there's that. But our campaigns, and the media’s coverage, have been shortchanging voters for a long time. That's not likely to change until the public demands better.
Just three weeks before the election, the Trump Campaign forms a Small Business Advisory Council. Despite his big business experience, Donald Trump is out of touch with the needs of Main Street.
This week, Terrence M. Cunningham, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, spoke out about the need to build relationships — and trust — among people of color. Unfortunately, his remarks were based in past.
In 1944, the year billionaire investor Warren Buffett first paid income tax, the U.S tax code ‘soaked the rich’ to an amazing degree — and the nation benefited mightily from all the soaking.
Oregon's Measure 97 ballot initiative is one example of We the People trying to take back control of government from the 1% and their powerful corporations.
If voter haven’t turned on Trump by now, a campaign ad from Hillary Clinton isn’t likely to move them. Clinton could choose to “go high" instead, using the debate platform to offer uplifting proposals around the issues that matter most.
Warren Buffett, who is more than six times richer than Donald Trump, demonstrates American values in both words and actions. Trump displays utter obliviousness to those values.
We are proud to announce the first slate of progressive candidates endorsed by People’s Action, who will help build on the progressive political revolution ignited by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
Clinton can win ugly by playing Pre-Vent defense and relying on Trump’s self-destruction. Or she can use the remaining three weeks of the campaign to go full metal progressive policy and lay out a positive populist governing agenda.
On last Friday's Rick Smith Show, I discuss why we should not expect a white "silent majority" will propel Donald Trump, and whether Trump might drag down the down-ballot Republicans.
We're at the stage of the election where obsession with the latest polls reaches its peak. Yet it is also the stage when polls can stop informing about the electorate and start warping the electorate.
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