How A Supreme Court Case Puts Equality in the Workplace At Stake

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.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Sad Story Of Bobby Jindal

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.
Bill Scher
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What About Beirut?

What is it about the people in Beirut – and Baghdad and Syria and so many other places under attack by ISIS – that makes them somehow different from Parisians, and less worthy of our attention, empathy and solidarity?

The Terrible Legacy of Unenforced Trade Laws

The U.S. aluminum industry is desperate for relief from a flood of illegally subsidized imports from China. Thousands of American aluminum workers would still be employed if the U.S. enforced trade regulations.
Leo Gerard

Shake Off Those Charter Chains

Cartoonist Mark Fiore's latest video is a satirical look at the deeply serious issue of corporate charter school chains and their campaign to drain resources from public schools for their own bottom line.
Jeff Bryant

Five Reasons Glass-Steagall Matters

What does a banking law passed 75 years ago and repealed 16 years ago have to do with the 21st century economy? As it turns out, a lot – and thus it became a major issue in Saturday's Democratic presidential debate.
Richard Eskow
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Wingnut Week In Review: Tempest in a Coffee Cup

Does it seem like the “War on Christmas” comes earlier every year? ’Tis barely the season yet, and this week wingnuts are seeing red about Starbuck’s decidedly minimalist holiday cups.
Terrance Heath

This Postal Banking Petition Is Important

Traditional banks have abandoned communities, leaving people stranded. Postal banking serves the public, not Wall Street. We could have postal banking right now, if enough of the public speaks up and demands it.

The “New Democrats” Confront a New Reality

Once again, Third Way and its allies are misreading the economic and political moment. If their influence continues to wane, perhaps one day Americans can stop paying the price for their ill-conceived agenda.
Richard Eskow
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Republicans Can’t Get Their Climate Story Straight

In Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, both Senator Rand Paul and former Governor Jeb Bush tried to offer a new Republican approach to climate, and both got tied up in knots.
Bill Scher
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The Big Education Fight In The Democratic Party

The conventional wisdom supporting the market competition of charter schools is being questioned, this time from the most unlikely source – presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Jeff Bryant

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

It was cruel enough that America countenanced trade deals that cost millions of U.S. manufacturing workers their source of income. But now that it’s clear that bad trade schemes also cost workers their lives, the TPP must be stopped.
Leo Gerard

13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs

In Ben Carson Republicans have found a candidate who truly makes George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, and yet another representative of a right-wing culture in which belief is more important than knowledge.
Terrance Heath

Midterm Elections Say Nothing About The National Ideology

Democrats have won the presidential popular vote for five of the last six elections. So don't let anyone tell you than the midterms and off-year election results mean that the nation is fundamentally conservative and Republican.
Bill Scher
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Building On The Keystone Victory

Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
Bill Scher
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Big Oil Can’t Go On Like This

Ensuring that our planet remains hospitable requires leaving about three-quarters of all oil, gas, and coal deposits underground. Forgoing all those fossil fuels means oil companies need to change or go out of business.

Scott Wallace: Progressive Champion For The Common Person

The leader of a fossil fuel divestment movement explains how he is carrying out the vision of his grandfather, Vice-President Henry Wallace, who once called for the "Century of the Common Man."
Bill Scher
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Paul Ryan vs. the People

Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of “the people” over “Washington.” But the “people” the new House speaker defends are corporations. And the “Washington” he attacks is the one that does deliver for real people.
Richard Kirsch
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