The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.
When it comes to the climate, there's no debate. Clinton and Sanders are on the side of addressing climate change, and the Republican candidates are on the side of doing nothing.
In the last two-and-a-half decades, the number of Silicon Valley "second-class" jobs in potential contract industries has grown three times faster than overall Silicon Valley employment.
Tuesday's 4-4 split does not end the fight over whether unions can assess fair share fees to all workers benefiting from union representation. Corporate conservatives will engineer another case attacking unions.
Measures in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pushed by the Obama administration's negotiators will raise the price of many items by several thousand percent above the free market price. Here's why you may have missed that discussion.
Daniel Kalik of J Street discusses which 2016 presidential candidate is best positioned to help Israel and the Palestinians reach a peace agreement in this Burning Issues video segment.
Banking is a competitive business run by competitive people. Fraud isn't just a sideline. It gives bankers a much-needed edge. Play by the rules? For bankers, Rule #1 is “win at any cost.”
The U.S. has had trade deficits every years since the late 1970s, when Wall Street started advertising that "free trade" - moving jobs and factories out of the country -- is good for us.
Tenacity and flexibility is helping California workers get a raise. Despite reluctance from Gov. Jerry Brown, a compromise has been struck to establish a statewide $15 minimum wage, the highest in the nation.
Bernie Sanders swept three caucuses this weekend by huge margins, knocking Hillary Clinton's pledged delegate lead down below 300. He's still the underdog, but is closing. Mainstream media ought to give him the attention he's earned.
Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, explains the "conflict within a conflict within a conflict" in Syria in this segment of the Burning Issues series.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s strongest opponents are not against trade. What we are arguing for is using a blueprint that already exists to write trade agreements that actually benefit American workers.
As Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's campaign criticisms of our country's disastrous trade policies resonate with voters, "establishment" pundits explain that moving millions of jobs out of the country is good for us.
The dust had not yet settled, the smoke had not yet cleared, and the body count had not yet begun before right-wingers used the terrorist attacks in Brussels to spout their usual brand of bigotry.
Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
After years of declarations that “government is the problem” and we should “drown it in a bathtub,” new reports reveal that years of hating government are taking their toll on government services essential to children.
If the anti-Donald Trump majority wanted to band together and stop him, they would have the numbers, and the legitimacy, to do so. The big question is whether they have the will.
If either of these men is elected president, we could see the largest redistribution in American history from the poor and middle-class of America to the rich. This is class warfare with a vengeance.
You might not know there is an alternative budget proposal that is much more in line with the priorities and values of "We the People," and that budget is in front of the Congress right now.
In this video, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione offers a startling fact about the potential resurgence of a nuclear arms race and where the presidential candidates stand.
There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Each represents what's wrong with a Democratic Party that has abandoned the working men and women it once so proudly represented.
Great America PAC just dropped $1 million on a TV ad touting Donald Trump as a "unifier." What's important is not the disingenuousness of the message, but the source. It's a super PAC ad, and Trump claims to disavow super PACs.
Cigna was sanctioned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for conduct that "poses a serious threat to the health and safety of Medicare beneficiaries." So why does it keep its favorable star rating?
In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
Republicans love to complain about people who get money from the government and refuse to work. That is, unless they’re doing so, by refusing to consider the president’s Supreme Court Nominee.
Steven Pearlstein warns that government raising the minimum wage to $15, extending public education by four years, providing Medicare-for-All would "turn America into Denmark or Sweden." He means that in a bad way.
The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Every progressive knows about the opposition and tactics of the Republican Party. The Democratic Party establishment is a far lesser evil, but it may also be a far greater obstacle to progressive change.
Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
If Kim Foxx wins in the general election for Cook County, Ill., state's attorney, that would mean a grassroots progressive-backed advocate would be in place to do battle against a long history of police misconduct.
Kudos to Mother Jones and its reporter Gabriel Kahn for covering how California has created a template for cutting carbon emissions, creating green jobs and averting a climate crisis.
In this installment of the "Burning Issues" video series, Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies explains why voters should be wary of candidates who say America's military is weak and underfunded.
Last week's Washington Post "Fact Checker" column criticizing Donald Trump's positions on trade demonstrates the elite blindness to how bad things have gotten for millions of Americans.
Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
Donald Trump needs to make a 180-degree turn to win two-time Obama voters in swing states. He has shown a greater capacity to flip-flop than Mitt Romney did in 2012. But he also needs to hold on to his right flank.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not all that is in trouble with voters; the entire corporate-dominated free trade agenda is coming under fire as well. For good reason.
When Bernie Sanders fielded a question about charter schools, his answer left a lot of folks scratching their heads. But charter schools do inhabit a sort of twilight zone in the legal distinction of what is public versus what is private.
Trump's the symptom, not the disease. The Republican establishment has been infecting the body politic for years.
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis, and the political positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in this video.
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