Belgian Awful

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.

Burning Issues: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.
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Fight For $15 Nears Big Win In California

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.
Bill Scher

Burning Issues: Understanding the Crisis in Syria

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.
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The Choice Is Not Between TPP Or No Trade

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.

Wingnut Week In Review: Brussels and Bigotry

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.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: Why Honduras Matters In The 2016 Campaign

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.
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How Breaking Government Hurts Children

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.
Jeff Bryant

Time for These Two Democrats to Go

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.
Bill Moyers

Medicare Ratings Of Medicare Advantage Plans A Farce

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?
Diane Archer

The Presidential Race: The West Weighs in

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.
Robert Borosage

Five (of Many) Ways This GOP Budget Would Do Real Harm

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.
Isaiah J. Poole

Senate GOP Disses American Voters

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.
Leo Gerard

What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia?

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.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: Is Our Military Big Enough?

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.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Breitbart Breakup

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.
Terrance Heath

Don’t Blame Bernie; Most People Don’t Get Charter Schools

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.
Jeff Bryant

Burning Issues: What Did We Learn from Libya?

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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