A slick new ad campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings — and distorting the debate over inequality. The good news? We have a new antidote.
Ryan has served up cold conservative porridge. Nothing that showed any lessons learned from the failed conservatism of the past. Nothing that went beyond hack anti-Obama talking points.
People who believe that Bernie Sanders is squandering his influence in the Democratic Party by not conceding now to Hillary Clinton misunderstand both the candidate and his supporters.
An estimated 3,000 people left the People's Summit in Chicago Sunday with a commitment to turn Bernie Sander's presidential campaign into a permanent independent movement for justice and equality.
While the rest of the country, and the rest of the world stood with Orlando in grief and solidarity, right-wingers tried to outdo each other with awful reactions.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
Denver is being widely hailed as the next model of "education reform" for other urban districts. But of the 27 charter schools the city has opened in the past five years, at least 40 percent are performing below expectations.
We live on. Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, we live on in memory. So let's start by remembering each of them by name, the nine kind souls who welcomed a stranger into their midst one year ago.
Nearly one year after the Charleston massacre, we are reminded again that hatred is deadly. Now we must affirm that no one who "returns hate for hate" is qualified to lead.
Although, the issue of charter schools has barely been addressed in the presidential contest, there’s little doubt the subject is a matter of intense and bitter debate down ticket.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
The Peterson Foundation has added Henry Kissinger to a list of defense experts who declare that the federal debt is the "single biggest threat to our national security." But consider Kissinger's own threats to our global well-being.
Ryan new anti-regulatory package willfully ignores that the planet "has been made considerably worse by the addition of global warming," requiring action to make the planet better. But what do you expect? He's voting for Donald Trump.
There will be a free concert in Denver, at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, July 23rd, to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This concert will kick off a national " Rock Against the TPP " roadshow tour.
Northern Dynasty Minerals is threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. government for not approving a permit allowing them to dig one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mines in Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness.
The mainstream media is playing a mug's game – fanning drama about what Bernie Sanders will do now that the primaries are over. The fact is, we know exactly what Bernie will do. The question is what Hillary Clinton will do.
More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
Donald Trump a small-tent guy. Only rich white male Christians like him fit in. That, frankly, is un-American. And certainly unbefitting a person who is supposed to represent the best interests of all Americans.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
An inside-the-Beltway article has Democratic Senate candidates following a "cardinal rule of politics" in a year in which cardinal rules are made to be broken. One Senate candidate following a different path is surging ahead.
The Republican Party still has time to change its mind. Republicans still have time to dump Trump. For the good of the country and the world, they must. If not, shame on them.
The murderer in Orlando used an AR-15 assault weapon. The story is so awfully familiar. What is an assault weapon, what makes them so dangerous, and why can't we get rid of them?
In the midst of pitched battles over whether some Americans can discriminate against LGBT Americans based on religion, we are viscerally reminded that terror and violence do not discriminate.
Even if you are convinced that Clinton's climate platform is insufficient, the logical course of action is not to let the Oval Office become occupied by someone who calls global warming a "hoax."
At TalkPoverty.org, a video and story that national mainstream media isn't writing about the disconnect between the right-wing nostrums the House speaker is peddling and what the low-income people in Ryan's district actually need.
Republicans now face an impossible task: denouncing racism while supporting a racist. They have no one but themselves to blame.
After endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Obama went on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which Clinton, and much of the public, opposes.
It is easy to scoff at and debunk the “history” Newt Gingrich offers on the walking tour featured in his latest book. But it reminds progressives of the imperative of speaking to American historical memory and imagination.
High school graduation season is in bloom, but in some places, parents with children still in school have to worry about conditions in the schools they'll return to in the fall – or even if schools will open at all.
Senate Democrats are planning to roll out a package of moderately incremental campaign finance reform proposals they call the "We the People" plan.
The groups are concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments that try to restrict carbon emissions.
Hillary Clinton has yet to make herself clear on how she would crack down on corporations using offshore havens to avoid paying taxes, Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Reform says in this Burning Issues video.
Members of the Democratic Party platform committee were greeted by dozens of low-wage workers challenging them to support "$15 and a union" – on the heels of a victory that showed how people power has changed the game.
The Democratic National Committee chair, in supporting the payday lending industry before changing course, had become a symbol of the failure of Democratic elites to understand that there is an uprising in the land.
Concerned progressive groups gathered more than a million signatures asking the president to do this, and so far he has not. So Wednesday, they urged voters to make a call in order to send a message to the White House.
Hillary Clinton established herself as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party last night, the first woman to capture that honor. Bernie Sanders, in a speech the media burlesqued, promised to continue the struggle.
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis questions in this Burning Issues video the strategy of using U.S. troops to train foreign fighters after seeing first hand the failures of this strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The principle that every person who wants to work should have a job is one that progressives and conservatives could unite around – if conservatives believed that government had a role to play in helping to create jobs.
Naysayers on the right complained that Democrats were letting China and India off the hook. Now that Obama has forged climate deals with both China and India, the naysayers have been proven wrong.
Donald Trump told veterans on national TV that he raised $6 million for them. Then he refused to account for where the money went. Trump believes he should always be praised and never held liable, no matter what he does.
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