Our economy is rigged. Millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages and yet all of the new income is going to the top one percent.
As he stands there with a wide smile and open arms at the Toronto airport in December welcoming the first refugee families from Syria off the plane wh...
To call health care for all and free college education idealism is to deny realistic possibilities in the service of an ideology that idealizes greed and eschews compassion and courage. It's defeatism and a betrayal of the American way.
Some Uber drivers in New York City went on strike this week, after the company reduced rates on its basic service, UberX, in New York City by 15 perce...
Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.
ernie Sanders is offering something new and different: real change. He's proffering up action on climate change, less war, a justice system overhaul, universal healthcare, and a chance for genuine economic opportunity.
While it's true that anger associated with financial insecurity is feeding both the right and left this election year, it seems there is a place beyond anger, a place where powerlessness makes anger feel irrelevant, such is the dissociation with the political process.
Anyone watching the Republican and Democratic presidential debates would be excused for thinking that there are indeed two different countries called "America," a Republican America and a Democratic America.
If the government actually paid for the research, not just at the early phases but through the clinical testing and FDA, then there would be no reason for patent monopolies. Drugs could be sold in a free market just like toothpicks and plastic cups.
As a nation, we're nibbling around the edges with accountability measures and other reforms, but we're ignoring the immutable core issue: much of white and wealthy America is perfectly happy with segregated schools and inequity in funding.
Donald Trump, a billionaire who opposes raising the minimum wage, now at the poverty level of $7.25 an hour, is holding himself out to working people as the man who will stand as a dam against that torrent.
We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?
What's really causing the growing gap between haves and have-nots? Is it mechanical market forces? Outsourcing? Real estate?
When it comes to money, it's not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich. It's the middle-class beliefs about money that keeps them struggling to survive in a world of abundance.
Some mock Bernie's identification as a "Democratic Socialist," while others lament his supposed policy deficiencies. The critics miss the point. Sanders is running to call attention to a national emergency: the influence of money on politics, and economic inequality in general.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently proposed increased early screenings and more resources for treating autism.