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.
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 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.
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.
What does a banking law passed 75 years ago and repealed 16 years ago have to do with the 21st century economy?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.
Thirty-four Democratic senators have issued a strongly-worded letter requesting that a British-owned federal contracting company pay their workers a living wage and allow them to unionize.
Sen. Ted Cruz steadfastly opposed a path to citizenship, and voted against the bill that Sen. Marco Rubio supported. Yet somehow their positions are basically the same?
Although Democrats are disappointed by recent off-year election results, they need to learn from progressive victories when education was the issue and communities bucked the influences of big money.
The major story coming out of the debate was candidate Hillary Clinton's invoking of 9/11 to justify her Wall Street speaking fees and campaign contributions.
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.
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.
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.
When talking about trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Donald Trump was correct about China: "The TPP ... is a deal that is going to lead to nothing but trouble."
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.
The conventional wisdom supporting the market competition of charter schools is being questioned, this time from the most unlikely source – presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price – on our health – than we’ve up to now expected.
Studies like the one done by two Princeton University professors on increasing mortality rates among whites are precisely why progressives need to unapologetically press the case for bold economic reforms.
The biggest question leading up to the fourth GOP presidential debate is which Ben Carson will show up tonight? Will it be the soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, or the defensive fabulist?
On Tuesday the Fight For $15 movement hit the fast-food industry with "Come Get My Vote" strikes and protests in hundreds of U.S. cities, all demanding a $15 minimum wage.
Noted economist Jeffrey Sachs – who makes it clear he likes its free-trade provisions – explains why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is nonetheless too flawed for Congress to sign.
Winning the Senate will take offering voters a progressive reform agenda, which Democracy Corps lays out in a strategy memo and Greenberg details in his latest book, "America Ascendant."
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.
Where she stands on a bill that would give seniors the same raise that top CEOs have received would say a lot about where she stands on the larger question of expanding instead of cutting Social Security.
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.
Congress demanded that the Trans-Pacific Partnership outlaw currency manipulation. The administration promised that the TPP and accompanying side agreements do that. Then Japan said it will continue manipulating.
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.
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.
Ya gotta hand it to the GOP presidential candidates. It takes either incredible skill or monumental stupidity to get President Obama and Fox News to agree. But their “diva demands” for future debates did it.
President Obama has laid out the bottom line, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership “puts American workers first.” That's the right measure, but there are deficiencies even a thousand pages of legalese can't obscure.
There is an urgent need to change the nation’s federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. Now, there’s some evidence a revision to NCLB may be in the offing
Lurking behind these numbers is the real danger that the Federal Reserve will join congressional Republicans in putting brakes on economic growth just as its benefits are beginning to reach the left behind.
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.
The effort is now on to defeat this treaty in Congress, with labor, consumer, environmental and health care organizations united in their opposition based on the text released Thursday.
In an otherwise disappointing off-year election, progressive victories in Maine, Ohio, Washington and beyond inspire hope and point the way to future wins on campaign finance and other issues.
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."
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.
Lower crude oil prices helped cut imports. Sales of commercial airplanes and jet engines helped boost exports. The full effect of China's currency devaluation and the stronger U.S. dollar is yet to hit.
At some point the actual text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be made public. Organizations, academics, experts and regular people will be able to read, analyze and discuss what has been agreed to in our name.