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Hillary's Proposal For Paid Family Leave Will Likely Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to make sure every working American can take time off, with pay, in order to care for a newborn or sick relative -...

Clinton and CAP Are Out of Touch With Growing Criticism of Israel Among Grassroots Democrats

Naomi Dann | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Naomi Dann

Clinton and other American politicians continue to urge a return to Oslo's failed paradigm and to pander to a dwindling segment of Americans who are die-hard supporters of Israel's right wing.

What We Must Do To Preserve Our National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

If we do not intercede now, in its next 100 years the National Park Service will be presiding over a shell of what we inherited.

Why The NAACP And Urban League Join President Obama And Congress For Equity In National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.

Zen and the Art of Petitioning

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

There are over one billion people with disabilities around the globe. It is unacceptable that we are not recognized. Without the pressure of more voices, they will not understand that the disability community not only exists, but that it is a significant global force that will not be ignored.

Netanyahu Successfully Lobbies To Address Progressive Think Tank During DC Swing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacrificed much of his popularity with the Democratic Party by crusading against the Ir...

GOP: No Bootstraps For You, Baby!

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a GOP field filthy with candidates who kiss up to corporate bosses and systematically suppress workers' wages, Walker is a stand out. But the whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.

Child Care Costs Too Much -- And Too Little

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

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Politicians Ignore Disability, And It's A Big Problem

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sarah Blahovec

The political sphere ignores people with disabilities, and it's getting really old. It's time for a change, and for that change to happen, we need people with disabilities to speak up and show the world that we listen, we take action, and most importantly, we vote.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

The Foundational Tension That Drives Economic Divisions

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The inherent tension, buried deep in the foundational structure of our capitalist democracy, is the perpetual tension between one-person-one-vote democracy, and one-dollar-one-vote capitalism.

Reforming Our Justice System Will Require Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances

Christine Leonard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Christine Leonard

As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Asylum Seekers Not Getting Enough Relief, Report Finds | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the United States awaits a major Supreme Court decision that could legalize gay marriage across the nation, there are more than 70...

Roque Planas

Texas Could Gain Big From Immigration Changes | Roque Planas | Posted 06.15.2015 | Latino Voices

The states that are suing the Obama administration to block the implementation of ambitious plans to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from d...

Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."

Why It Is Imperative To Address Latino Health Disparities

Elianne Ramos | Posted 05.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

Am I Ready for Hillary?

Peter Greene | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for President. Let the questions begin. My question is, will she be good for public education? Clinton's track record hasn't brought her into education issues very often. But there is one huge honking squealing flashing siren wrapped in a fluorescent red flag atop a high-powered blinking crimson light.

5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've argued that Hillary Clinton is at risk of being a weak presidential nominee -- on several counts. She seems like yesterday's news rather than tomorrow's. The excitement of a having a breakthrough woman president is blunted by the fact that her husband got there first. She will raise a ton of money from Wall Street, just like the Republican nominee, blurring differences and depressing turnout. Despite the absence of a formidable primary challenger (assuming Elizabeth Warren doesn't run), Clinton is likely to under-perform in the primaries. Still, she is likely to be the Democratic nominee. While it's good that Clinton is positioning herself as more of a progressive, I think she needs to be even more radical, both to generate real enthusiasm and to address America's real problems.

Hillary Clinton Ready to Take the Next Step to Forging a 'More Perfect Union'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We live in a complex world and it's one Clinton knows well. There are no easy answers on how to deal with ISIS, the Iranians, the Israeli/Palestinian question, race relations, etc. Anyone who suggests there are easy answers to these and other thorny issues should be regarded as a fool.

Polls: The Middle Class Likes Profit Sharing

Joseph Blasi | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blasi

Polls and surveys show that the middle class has a positive attitude towards profit sharing and the whole idea of employee shares. This evidence is important since the idea of middle class profit shares has been percolating up in policy discussions across the country.

Racial Inequality Has Sucked Trillions From The Economy, New Report Says

Fusion | Emily DeRuy | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

In just three decades, people of color will make up the majority of the United States’ population. But as the nation grows more diverse, so too does...

The Future of Electricity (Part 3): To Speed Innovation, Share the Gains Fairly

Carl Pope | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The transition from outmoded, dirty power to advanced, clean energy is highly lucrative. Winners should compensate vulnerable losers; just capture a fraction of these new profits and we can protect the security and welfare of otherwise stranded workers and communities, provide investment capital for economic diversification and ensure the full value of pension funds.

Democrats Answer the False Choice of Growth Versus Redistribution With Inclusive Prosperity

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats have not done well at all in telling their story and explaining their policies in a coherent manner. At the same time Republicans have been doing at least as well in addressing their message to the middle class voters.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Pollster Explains Why Republicans Need Record Minority Support To Win In 2016 | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American electorate is more diverse than ever, which means Republicans will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win...