But considering Trump said he wants to "drain the swamp," you might be surprised he picked someone who literally built the swamp. Scott Pruitt is a pioneer in turning government over to corporate special interests.
Our Revolution and Good Jobs Nation will hold a rally with low-wage federal contract workers Wednesday to call on President-elect Trump to honor his promises to working people, including federal contractor employees.
The future was supposed to bring prosperity and leisure to working people, not joblessness and misery. But that was before the money guys took over.
Most public-sector jobs are secure middle-class jobs that attract educated workers willing to work for less. Yu wouldn’t know this to read reports from the American Enterprise Institute, the Arnold Foundation, and countless others.
A trade deficit is a deficit in people's jobs and livelihoods. Forty straight years of trade deficits is a big part of what led to Donald Trump.
1300 Carrier manufacturing jobs are still going to Mexico. And the 800 jobs staying in Indiana aren't safe, because Carrier is moving to automate much of the work, with the help of the American taxpayer.
The right-wing assault on the advances our country has made in the more than 70 years since the presidency of FDR isn’t waiting for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Blocking a segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Native territory was a landmark victory accomplished through an unprecedented, Native-led grassroots movement. But that victory laid bare the work that remains.
The incoming HUD Secretary doesn't like President Barack Obama's plan to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act, even though he knows housing segregation is a problem and doesn't have any better ideas to offer.
In my travels around North Carolina, I ask school board members, legal and education experts, and charter advocates to explain how a state that doesn't seem to adequately fund existing public schools.
Trump was always a Trojan horse for the 0.01 percent. And now he's forming a government of, by, and for the very elites he campaigned against. The ruthless few are in charge now.
Corporate-backed Republicans in Congress are pushing to strip "Buy America" provisions from a bill to help fix the country's water systems. Trump campaigned on government help for American manufacturing and jobs. How will this play out?
Posturing as working class heroes who abandon free-market ideology to battle globalist forces is not a new look for Republicans. In 2002, George W. Bush pandered to PA and WV voters by slapping tariffs on imported steel.
The Illinois General Assembly voted to approve the Future Energy Jobs Package, a bill which would more than double renewable energy generation in the state. Our victory in this fight proves that we can still win big in the age of Trump.
Eleven AIDS activists were arrested Thursday afternoon while staging a sit-in at the office of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. They were opposing plans to dismantle the health care programs that people living with HIV depend upon.
The tea leaves -- and that's all we have from this already-secretive administration -- are telling us that things are going to be very, very bad for America's workers under a Donald "wages are too high" Trump administration.
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged not to touch Medicare. Now, it appears President-elect Trump is set to kill Medicare. If you do not want Congress to destroy traditional Medicare, sign this petition.
Only in America, new stats show, could packing an incoming administration with gazillionaires be so easy.
Education policy led by Trump and DeVos will differ from the previous administration, but what's staying the same is how wealthy people will influence it. This matters a lot because the education debate is mostly about who controls it
A progressive gay rights activist and a conservative minister launched a politically diverse coalition that successfully fought predatory lenders in South Dakota. Their story offers hope for all of us in a divisive time.
The hits just keep on coming. It looks like the self-described "great negotiator" is giving away our tax dollars to a company he promised to "penalize" – even before taking office.
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system. And so far the path looks to be chaotic.
Tom Price's widely publicized desire to gut Medicare is only part of the problem. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, he has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
A report from NELP shows that since 2012 Fight for $15 has already achieved nearly $62 billion in raises for American workers.
Our super rich have their own personal trainers, chefs, and pilots. Maybe we should give them their own personal tax collectors.
As more Americans become disillusioned with Trump, a potentially transformative moment is almost certain to appear. But voters dissatisfied with the status quo and Trump’s phony populism will seek equally transformative politicians.
"People need to be in the streets," was the consensus among panelists at a recent event addressing Trump's election win from an education justice perspective. A constant refrain was to "capture the energy of young people."
Donald Trump may tap former Rep. J.C. Watts for HUD Secretary. Both starred in infomercials for the shady Milin family. Watts flacked for the phony National Grants Conference, and Trump helped create the Trump Institute scam.
Underlying Trump's plan to "eliminate" government regulations is the premise that "government regulation" is itself a bad thing. And underlying that is the premise that government of by and for the people itself is illegitimate.
House Democrats pick their leaders this week. The betting is that they will retain the squad of septuagenarians that have led them over the last years. But it is long past time to groom new leaders.
How did it get to be "normal" that actual, verifiable ballots are not actually counted, yet we trust the reported results? Instead of publicly counting ballots we rely on results reported by computer tabulators
Expect Trump’s trade deals to be even more damaging for people in the US and abroad than the TPP would be. That would not be a victory for progressives. What we need is progressive internationalism.
Nations of the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: mess with Paris, and you may get slapped with a carbon tariff. Such a response could not happen unless the world compromised on an imperfect climate agreement in Paris.
Thousands of civil society groups coalesced to combat the TPP. The battle engaged slowly with objections to the secret negotiations. Protests grew exponentially. It was the concerted action of many, like the fire ant, that killed the TPP.
Americans must learn to distinguish the ways Trump is uniquely terrible from the ways in which he is not so terribly unique — except as a matter of degree. Consider the charges of "financial elder abuse" made against him.
Trump's plan does not call for public investment in public infrastructure, nor does it call for hiring local construction companies using American suppliers and creating jobs for American union workers.
America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.
How do Democrats respond to Donald Trump? With his first appointments, Trump has doubled down on the extremes. Democrats might learn from the 1980s, when they won many battles against Reagan, but lost the war.
People's Action and other groups call for "uncompromising opposition" to Trump's attorney general pick. “Our question for members of the United States Senate is simple: do they support racism, or do they not?"
Right-wingers are also using the appropriations process to try to sneak ideological attacks past the American people, such as blocking access to contraception, exclude non-citizens from the Census and let landlords discriminate on race.
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