The Federal Reserve took off the table the immediate fear that a rate hike would set in motion a slowing down of economic growth. But there's a longer-term issue of reclaiming the definition of "full employment"
Private prisons with a profit incentive to put more and more people in jail? Lobbyists exerting influence against releasing prisoners so their companies can make more money? Can you believe that?
You might think that three hours is enough time for a presidential debate offer up ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs. But this is a Republican debate.
If the Federal Reserve does raise rates Thursday, it would be rejecting the advice of many leading economists – and going against the interests of millions still struggling in today's economy.
To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails. Not climate change, not growing inequality, or our tattered justice system — just Clinton's emails.
Why are the Democrats letting Republicans have the attention? Why are they hiding their candidates? The party has taken itself out of the game, and more and more people are asking why.
NPR had a bizarre piece on the Labor Department's new overtime rules which seemed intended to undermine them. The bulk of the piece is devoted to the views of employers. No workers who will be affected by this rule were interviewed.
The rest of the Republican presidential candidates are causing people to ask, "Wait, is Donald Trump the reasonable one?" Watch tonight's debate to see the freak show.
Liberals always win. Complex social struggles may take centuries or decades, he says, but they eventually bring victory for human rights, more democratic liberties and other progressive goals.
Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis' saga to be over — and soon.
Will our country prioritize people, human rights, and morality — or corporate profits? Pride@Work hopes our country will prioritize human rights in upcoming trade agreements.
Disgraced former United CEO Jeff Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and American communities in a scam to amass wealth for themselves and well-heeled stockholders.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Bernie Sanders of British politics, has swept to a stunning upset victory to head the Labour Party. Could that happen here? One thing is clear: The center will not hold.
The progressive presidential candidate went to a pillar of the religious right – Liberty University – and highlighted the immorality of income inequality and the rigged economy that produced it.
As governor, Jeb Bush put South Florida squarely at the forefront of the charter school bonanza – and the rise of the charters as big business brought with it new and special forms of corruption and chaos.
Two year ago, Australian voters delivered a warning by replacing the ruling Labor Party with right-wing Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott, who pledged to repeal Labor's carbon tax. Today, Australia delivers another message.
Many seniors' Social Security benefits are being garnished to continue to pay student loans they took out a lifetime ago. But student debt activists and seniors are now joining together to say “Enough!” Join us.
NAFTA hit us hard; now it looks like TPP will hit us much, much harder. Something we still do in the US is being negotiated away so that executives can pocket even more of those lost wages for themselves.
Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
Of all of the presidential candidates, none are in a better position to understand the role for-profit colleges play in driving student debt upward than Donald Trump.
This week's statement that the Justice Department will seek prosecutions of individual bankers engaged in fraud promises to reverse its greatest strategic failure against elite white-collar crime.
Areas with higher union membership demonstrate more mobility for low-income children. Which Democratic presidential candidates will come out in favor of strong laws and regulations to advance labor rights?
The controversy over UC’s use of thousands of contract workers who earn low wages with few, if any, benefits has taken center stage amid escalating national concern over income inequality.
America’s problems have nothing to do with what happens in bedrooms. Our problems have everything to do with what occurs in boardrooms, and whether corporations and wealthy individuals are allowed to undermine our democracy.
Operating under the mask of being purely ‘public,’ charter schools haven’t faced the scrutiny they warrant. Now, the Washington state Supreme Court ruling has stripped the mask away.
Those watching the juvenile tactics on the House floor may ask themselves who they would rather handle our delicate foreign policy matters: those who accept reality or those who don't.
The tax plan the Republican candidate has released this week shows he is as wedded to failed conservative economic orthodoxy as his relatives and the rest of the Republican political leadership.
After a three-day jaunt in Cuba, the People’s Pope will fly to Washington. He’ll become the first pontiff to address Congress while quite possibly urging lawmakers to take firm action on climate change and to promote immigration reform.
As schools across Pennsylvania open their doors for the new school year, there’s one district in the state where teachers will be hard at work even though they’re not likely to get paid.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledged right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened on the way to her canonization.
A petition launched today says that if the online retailer "is really trying to be 'mindful, transparent, and humane,' it must pay its fair share of taxes at home."
It is simply remarkable to see a political party working so obviously in the service of an industry as the Republican Party is working on behalf of fossil-fuel interests.
Sanders reportedly became the first major presidential candidate to walk a picket line while campaigning since Robert Kennedy in 1968 when he joined a picket line against a food manufacturing company.
Corporations' growing use of lockouts to force workers to accept CEO demands demonstrates that the already powerful -- corporations -- have secured even more might in their relationship with workers.
Republicans are already stuck trying to keep the government open through a slapdash "continuing resolution" instead of a negotiated budget. They can't earn an "A." Can they avoid shutdown and get a "C"?
This week, President Obama gave a national landmark its name back. Wingnuts tried to make a mountain out of that molehill. Meanwhile, a Kentucky county clerk goes from standing in the chapel door to sitting in jail.
Talk radio host Rick Smith took a "People's Tour" of the South this summer to revisit some of the sites where the fights for racial equality and economic justice intersected.
Attacks from the right on the ability of workers to organize are a fundamental factor in the national debate we should be having over income inequality and how to address it.
“No more business as usual!” is the battle cry of America’s Journey. Voting rights, Black lives, Jobs with Justice, and education are all linked on the Journey.
The jobs report released today will stoke the debate over whether the Fed should hike interest rates. But the real deal is that wages are still declining. And we need Congress to act, not the Fed.