There are things to like and dislike about the Every Student Succeeds Act the House just passed, but instead of celebrating it, we should pause to reflect on where we are in the evolution of education policy compared to where we should be
The very wealthiest 400 Americans command dizzying fortunes. Their combined net worth is $2.34 trillion. Even if you celebrate successful entrepreneurship, isn’t there a point things go too far?
In a recent post, I wrote that Bernie Sanders does not yet have a corporate tax plan. I was mistaken. Here is a look at Sanders' Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.
If you close a factory in the U.S., move the production to a low-wage country, bring the same goods back to the U.S. and sell them in the same stores, you have just "increased trade" because now those goods cross a border.
Before Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen makes a Capitol Hill appearance, progressives told Congress that a Fed move to raise interest rates now would devastate communities hit hardest by the Great Recession.
You might have heard a few things about terror and ISIS in the last few weeks. You might not have heard that Republicans in Congress are blocking a vote to keep those terrorists from being able to buy guns.
Republicans in Congress and the corporate-funded conservative echo chamber are temporarily pausing from scaring people with "deficit" propaganda and quietly passing a bunch of tax cuts for special interests.
The latest Institute for Policy Studies report on the Forbes 400 and the rest of us underscores why we urgently need "policies that directly address the top-heavy distribution of wealth."
A Thanksgiving holiday marred by shootings should remind us that our biggest terrorist threat comes not from Syrian refugees fleeing extremist violence, but from homegrown right-wing extremists.
While Obama has championed the "green jobs" cause since his first day in the Oval Office, his primary audience this time wasn't recalcitrant Republicans. It was fossil fuel hungry nation of India.
The group's print ads will appear in Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call and are intended to drive awareness of the lack of enforceable currency provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Clinton's $275 billion infrastructure plan released Monday offers modest spending and contains few specifics. Contrast that with candidate Bernie Sanders, who has proposed a highly detailed, $1 trillion plan.
A Thanksgiving weekend story is framed as a story of "how the federal government has become the biggest, nicest and meanest student lender in the world." It actually makes the case for debt-free college and debt forgiveness.
A small number of angry, deranged people inevitably will vent their rage at groups they find threatening. Some will do so violently. But this doesn’t absolve politicians who have been fueling such hatefulness.
Pfizer doesn't play pfair. The recent announcement that it would renounce its American identity and become an Irish company -- thereby dodging billions of dollars in taxes -- is the latest in a string of shady deals and sleazy behavior.
Are we prepared to build on this initial agreement, and push our country and others to demand more greenhouse gas cuts until the crisis is behind us? Get ready to celebrate, and get ready to fight for deeper cuts the next day.
The release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the murder charges against the Chicago police officer who killed him show how much has changed since Ferguson, and how much still needs to change.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership now public, "foreign-owned companies" illegally fire workers who will be making less than $7 a day. Workers are harassed, arrested and beaten if they try to organize to improve their lives.
With so many voices urging us not to embrace refugees fleeing the terror of ISIS, it is fitting to remember a common thread that connects the stories of the first Europeans who set foot on America's shores.
Hillary Clinton recently shook up the education policy world when she challenged one of the pillars of the education establishment: the linking of teachers' job evaluations and pay to how students perform on standardized tests.
Here are some of the things you are likely to hear from your Fox-watching right-wing brother-in-law at the Thanksgiving table Thursday. Brace yourself.
One year ago, Cleveland, Ohio police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of encountering him. There is still no justice for Rice and his family. If the prosecutor has his way there will be no justice for Tamir Rice.
One percenters who feast on $45,000 Thanksgiving meals have launched a new assault on workers: a lawsuit called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Winning would enable the 1 percent to gorge themselves all the more.
The six-year surface transportation bill Congress is now hammering out contains both inadequate funding and bad policy. But there is an opportunity to boost a popular program that was a key tool in the 2009 stimulus.
The resulting company will be located where it is located now. It will make and sell products in the same places it makes and sells them now. The same executives will occupy the same buildings. It will receive the services...
A Pew Research Center survey released Monday is not surprising to those who have followed our Populist Majority polling monitoring project. It shows support for a progressive government, but distrust that it can work.
In the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of impugning her integrity by raising her support from Wall Street bankers. But it isn't Bernie who is doing the impugning, it's her Wall Street donors themselves.
One of the remarkably few efforts to examine how welfare recipients actually fare once they get back into the workforce uncovers the inconvenient truth behind right-wing rhetoric about aid to low-income people.
In the worst of times, we need leaders who call us to heed “the better angels of our nature.” In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, right-wing media, officeholders, and candidates have instead embodied the term “ugly American.”
Next year Social Security recipients get a zero cost-of-living-allowance, but CEOs just got a taxpayer-subsidized raise. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes matching that raise for seniors. Which side is your representative on?
Even after 34 senators wrote a letter to the (foreign-owned) contractor that operates the outsourced Senate cafeteria, the workers had to file another labor rights complaint.
Public polling shows that the things Sanders talked about in his speech are things that most Americans agree with and approve of. They are, as Sanders worded it, "wildly popular."
How can someone make a decision about a school they’ve never even walked into? That question is at the heart of Kristina Rizga’s terrific new book "Mission High," a story about how schools succeed despite bad policies.
Six years ago, Democrats broke ranks with Obama on capping carbon. Today, Democrats are holding firm. Republicans have proven unable to win in the court of public opinion.
We’re going to need an especially wise and able leader as president. Yet our process for choosing that person is a circus, and several leading candidates are clowns. How have we come to this? Yet our process for c
If there was ever an Elizabeth Warren speech to see, it is this one: The Massachusetts senator warns about what is happening with the coming corporate tax reform fight and why we should be paying attention.
The good news is that the gender pay gap has closed a little. The bad news is it's not because women's wages are up, but men's wages are down. A new EPI report points the way to an economy that works for all, starting with women.
An adverse ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association "would undermine one of the most successful vehicles" for providing equal opportunity for American workers, rights organizations tell the Supreme Court.
Jindal could have been the face of a modern Republican Party: racially diverse, factually based, mathematically literate, governmentally competent. Instead, he epitomizes a "stupid party" he claimed to reject.
The right-wing response to the Paris terror attacks is predictably hysterical, racist and xenophobic. In other words, it's the best recruitment device that ISIS could ask for.