When the history of Donald Trump's administration is written, people may point to the appointment of a Koch Brothers' operative to a little-known White House position as a turning point in Trump's evolution.
Trump's plan calls for a reduction of $10.5 trillion in spending over the next decade. Except he calls for an increase in military spending meaning that domestic programs would have to take even bigger cuts in order to reach the total.
Wow. Huge, huge crowds, even the little places, even in the "heartland." Some say it was the biggest demonstration in US history. The Tea Party had all that Koch money pushing media coverage. We the People have democracy.
Nationwide "Stop the #Swamp Cabinet" protests take place on the first of a series of "Rise Up Tuesdays" designed to present ongoing resistance to the Trump administration.
]At the annual World Economic Forum, dancing Cossacks and mixologists give the private jet-set the inner strength to endure the preachy naggers.
Donald Trump’s inaugural address stunned Washington elites. Yet it deserves attention for it reveals how Trump’s right-wing populism distorts America’s populist tradition.
Now comes the hard part—transforming the extraordinary energy of the Womens March into an organized movement that can show up not just on one day, but day after day, and achieve real political power.
In his inaugural address President Trump said that "the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world." Trump's "Strategic and Policy Forum" is doing just that.
Brock is not a man of the left. His institutions are not grounded in the populist-progressive movement. He’s an agent of the Democratic establishment, funded significantly by its biggest donors.
It gives me no joy to say this, but you’ve been conned. Trump hasn’t come up with a single concrete proposal to create jobs.
Reagan and both Bushes cut taxes for the rich and their corporations, promising that the "benefits" would "trickle down' to the rest of us. So did Kansas and Puerto Rico. How'd that work out for them -- and us?
Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin is having his hearing today in the United States Senate. Will you make a quick call to your senators to oppose his candidacy?
It's not surprising someone who has never been a teacher, never run a school, never served as a public official official overseeing education, and never been engaged in scholarly work on education is not well versed in education policy.
The next health secretary shouldn’t have a record of benefiting from prescription drug profiteering. Profiteering shouldn’t be at the heart of our health care system — we need less corporate control of our health care, not more.
People's Action has launched a petition to block the nomination of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary, after hearing from hundreds of people who would be harmed by the health care law repeal Price favors.
To preserve a vital American manufacturing capability -- aluminum smelting -- against predatory conduct by a foreign power, the administration must speak loudly and carry a big aluminum bat.
Donald Trump is not only morally an illegitimate President, but actually an illegitimate President who would not have won, but for (1) voter suppression, (2) Comey’s letter, and (3) Russian intervention aimed at helping Trump.
It’s disappointing when Democrats offer implausible excuses for their votes, as Sen. Cory Booker and twelve other senators did. It’s downright outrageous when those same Democrats claim their votes were driven by drug safety concerns.
The leader of the British Labour Party has just outlined an ambitious set of proposals for shearing the incomes of the ultra rich down to more democratic proportions.
Trumpublicans are intent on manipulating the shock of Donald Trump's victory to roll back much of the New Deal and Great Society. It’s incumbent upon everyone who cares about democracy and the common good to fight back.
Trump's nominating Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education risks “reigniting the education wars,” says teachers union leader Randi Weingarten. Indeed, Democrats in Congress are showing an uncharacteristically unified front in opposing her
The Republicans are in a jam. But there is a way out. It requires Republicans to prioritize maintaining political power over sticking with ideological principles. That should not be a problem.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Wednesday made sure that the Senate and the country was not distracted by the makeover that the attorney general nominee presented to the country this week.
hat outrages people in Washington doesn't seem to offend voters in West Virginia or boost Democratic turnout in Milwaukee. But everyone understands greed, and graft, and selfishness.
On The Rick Smith Show, I discussed how low TV ratings would rattle Trump, as well as other issues looming large for the incoming administration. Check out the podcast.
People's Action urges people to call their congressperson at (202) 224-3121 to tell them to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). But that's just a start.
A mass refusal by the public to watch Donald Trump on TV will deprive him of big ratings, which he routinely uses to create a false impression of widespread popularity.
Forget “extreme vetting.” These nominees won’t even face ordinary vetting. Instead, Mitch McConnell is greasing the skids for some highly questionable appointees.
In a "big win" for working people, the management of the United States Postal Service is dropping a privatization pilot program that involved allowing Staples stores to act as Post Offices.
With eleven days until Donald Trump is inaugurated as President, at least half of the country is in disoriented shock. And while in many respects what is happening is unprecedented, in other respects, we've been here before.
Decades of selling off our manufacturing ecosystem, laying off millions and keeping wages stagnant for the rest brought us Trump's finger on the nuclear button.
From a political standpoint, the education reform agenda has been bipartisan because it had to be. Republicans needed Democrats in their inside game to help push ideas for privatization through government channels. Now, that's changed.
Ninety-four percent of us pay into Social Security from every paycheck we receive. A few of us stop paying into Social Security in the first few working hours of the year.
With a new Congress and White House committed to wealth’s concentration, we’ll sorely miss the scholar who dedicated his life to documenting wealth’s maldistribution.
Donald Trump and the Republicans own the government, and so, they own Obamacare. That's what Barack Obama intended and that's why Obamacare will never be truly repealed.
Just ten multinational conglomerates control almost all of the food and beverage "brands" we all recognize. These ten companies "collectively generate revenues of more than $1.1bn a day."
She is also the kind of progressive champion we need in the Congress in this challenging time. Her victory is a reminder that the majority of Americans didn't vote for Trump or sanction his bigotry.
The naked power grab by Republicans in North Carolina has shocked the nation. But few people understand that a struggle over public education is at the center of the fight against an authoritarian government in the era of Donald Trump
Lightizer's nomination signals that Trump is likely to oppose the "free trade" ideology and policy of the last several decades, as wel as much of the Republican coalition.
To get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect under Trump, look at Wall St, where the stock price of K12 Inc., the country’s largest operator of online charters, has reached an all time high
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