NAFTA has become a one-word symbol for all of our country's trade problems, especially in places like Michigan, which saw auto and auto-parts manufacturing jobs move to Mexico.
A new White House executive order lets corporate execs violate worker-protection laws on wages, hours, and safety and still qualify for federal contracts. No strings attached.
Equal Pay Day is here. That's the date when women working full-time, year-round catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. If you're a working woman, or a man who cares about the women in your life, this matters to you.
Martin Luther King's call for a radical revolution of values rings as true today as it did fifty years ago at Riverside Church, when he challenged us to confront racism, materialism and militarism.
Trump's nomination of lobbyist-lawyer Makan Delrahim to lead antitrust enforcement for the Justice Department is the latest example of a fox guarding the henhouse.
Republicans don't want to prevent bank crimes. Instead, they want to dismantle the agency that plays a critical role in bringing these crimes to light. Now, some Democrats may be willing to help them.
Neil Gorsuch's court opinions reveal a pattern of antipathy toward students with disabilities. We must oppose his approval to the Supreme Court, as it would cement neglect for the vulnerable in legal precedent for generations to come.
It's time to use every tactic in the book - mass demonstrations, petitions, calls, and emails - to make clear that every Democrat who doesn't filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination will face a primary challenge.
Say anything - literally anything - to sway working-class voters. Get elected, then loot the country. Hey, it worked for this guy.
A great old Calvin & Hobbes comic strip tells us a lot about the current budget debate: it's the mattress fire of budget proposals. It’s not going anywhere, and it wasn’t designed to. So, what’s next?
Last year Maine voters approved an increase in the minimum wage. After this jobs and wages surged. So business groups are trying to do something about it. And not just in Maine.
Michael Piwowar, acting chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, wants to roll back SEC enforcement of rules on transparency at public companies. Now Senate Banking Committee members say he may have gone too far.
Words fail to give full measure to Roger Wilkins, who left us just after his 85th birthday. A great champion of social justice, proud father and good friend, he will be missed.
President Trump's sweeping executive order reverses years of efforts to promote clean air, water and energy. His claim? Environmental protections are bad for jobs. His solution? Windfalls to industry that threaten vulnerable communities.
The fact that Judge Gorsuch, born and bred a one-percenter, decided the "frozen trucker" case and others for moneyed interests without a thought for people injured on the job, disqualifies him for a seat on the nation’s highest court.
“Fair pay and safe workplaces” sums it up. The rule, which Trump and the Republicans saw fit to repeal, stated that our government should contract with companies that have “a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.”
The anger public school advocates have for Trump's proposed education budget cuts is well-deserved. But the target for their anger should not be just the extent of the cuts but also how the cuts are being pitched to the public.
A constitutional convention makes for a snappy hashtag, #ConCon. But, as GOP leaders in Idaho recently discovered, it is an impractical idea that could result in a "runaway" convention that dangerously rewrites the U.S. Constitution.
Trump has been filling his administration with swamp creatures, and Wall Street bailout lawyer Jay Clayton, Trump's pick to head the SEC, appears to be one more alligator.
Neil Gorsuch is not the first in his family to seek high office. As a teen he watched his mother, former EPA chief Anne Gorsuch, as she oversaw the mishandling of funds and withheld evidence from Congress. He later condoned these actions.
Candidate Trump swore fixing roads and bridges would be at the top of his list of spending priorities. Unfortunately, in his "America First" budget blueprint, the rubber doesn't meet the road.
Fending off the health care repeal is a huge win that will save lives. The battle brought out seasoned and new activists, who can see the fruit of their persistence, and are now energized in a new way for the fight ahead.
We must force wavering Democratic senators to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, by showing up at their offices to let them know they will face primary challenges if they let him pass.
Democrats must confront the moral horrors of Trump's policies head-on: jobs, healthcare, civil rights and the Supreme Court are all under attack. We must defend these first, even if there's a 'smell of treason' in the air.
People's Action groups stood up in Pennsylvania and other states to let elected officials know we won't let them trade away health care for a tax break to the richest two percent of the country.
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health-care debate in the House, but it should be. Both states get a raw deal under the GOP's plan, and Montana doesn't even get a vote.
Republicans won’t be able to erase what may be one of the Affordable Care Act’s most important accomplishments: significant progress on the idea that all people should get health care; that health care should be a public good.
Trans people may lose health care under the GOP, just because they are trans. We need to fight for what we all deserve: health care in which no one fears dying because we don’t have the resources or access to stay alive.
Our public schools are not failing. They're being attacked. And the weapon of choice in the assault is the English language. Here's how we fight back.
Detroit, Reno and other cities across the country rallied on World Water Day to demand that our representatives defend our access to safe drinking water and stop cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.
We live in a new era, with untruths all around us. Here are ten ways advocates, journalists, and everyday people can cut through the lies and get the real story out in what we write and say.
This is a more important time than ever to reaffirm our bravest and highest values. Jubilee – the ancient concept of debt forgiveness as an affirmation of community – reflects those values.
Trump's budget doesn't make us secure. It slashes and burns protections to our environment, labor and education. Americans sickened by pollution are weak. Workers threatened by explosions on the job are less safe, not more.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shows every sign he supports the Federalist Society's pro-corporate, far-right agenda. Democratic senators must filibuster his nomination, or face primary challenges in their home states.
Nobody’s suggesting Democrats should behave like Republicans. But it’s no longer “moderate” to pretend the rules haven’t changed. In today’s world, a vote for Gorsuch is a vote for extremism over moderation.
If you don’t pay me $230 million, the new CEO at railroad giant CSX warns, I’ll walk away, and let your workers keep their jobs. He means it. At his previous CEO stop, Hunter Harrison cut another railroad's workforce by 34 percent.
President Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency terrify me. They will gut the agency, removing protections for American families and our children.
Silicon Valley rallied against President Trump's immigration policies on "Pi Day." Maybe the Valley will start to live up to its promises to "make the world a better place."
A draft law before the House undercuts the reliable and affordable health care small business owners and employees have enjoyed since the passage of the Affordable Care Act ten years ago.
Trump's "America First" budget brings significant harm to the First Americans. It may force cuts of as much as 18 percent to the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other programs that are vital to our life.
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