For Democrats who want to do something real to oppose cuts in domestic spending, it's important to understand what Sanders did.
In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans have become cognizant of the fact that GDP bears little connection to their well-being.
In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama has a very straightforward opportunity to help end the mindset that got us into war, by talking about the necessity of providing the funding to care for the veterans from a decade of war.
Sometimes Senator Bernie Sanders does something that reminds us that it does actually matter that he's an Independent in the best sense of the word: thinking for himself, not accepting the D.C. "conventional wisdom" that often defines the limits of reform. Now, Bernie's done it again.
Our government looks less and less like a democracy -- rule by the people -- and more like a plutocracy -- rule by the wealthy.People across the country are taking action. Here are seven ways you can help overturn Citizens United.
Now we know that it's actually not so hard to get Washington to do the right thing if the choices are framed correctly. Having learned this lesson, let us apply it to the question of future wars, and to the proposed Iran war in particular.
If millennials don't have a progressive/libertarian presidential candidate to vote and volunteer for in 2016, you can be sure we'll run one of our own down the line.
As we survey our country at the end of 2013, I don't have to tell you about the crises we face. Many of you are experiencing them every day.
We might recall that it was labor that gave us the middle class during the post World War II years as they worked to indeed lift all boats in that time of unprecedented prosperity. Can they lead our nation once again in this time of unprecedented need?
Speaking as a Jewish atheist, I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the pope's appeal to me to make common cause with him for peace. A sus órdenes, Pope Francis. Count me in. The verdict of history has been decisive. Stalin was wrong. The pope is a powerhouse.
As the longest serving independent in congressional history, a Sanders run could serve as a litmus test for breaking open our two-party political system. More fundamentally, it could become a referendum on American capitalism itself.
No one else in the Democratic Party today can so effectively put together the broad coalition that elected Barack Obama and then add to that likely wins in states like West Virginia and Arkansas. Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and the young will all coalesce around Hillary if she is the candidate.
If we progressives don't organize now an operation to bring Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, and Alan Grayson, together into a private...
As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also aware that real unemployment is close to 14 percent.
The botched attempt to inflict mortal wounds to the health care law, which all but assures that it will be implemented as planned, reminded me of another moment when reform opponents fumbled at a critical time.
It is unconscionable that in one of the most advanced nations in the world, there are nearly 50 million people who lack health insurance and millions more who have burdensome copayments and deductibles.