As voters in Ohio have shown, politics is not a spectator sport. Democracy depends on citizens exercising the power of the vote to counter the power of money. With Run for America, Progressive Majority is looking for a few good men and women to take the field.
In the first major election since Occupy Wall Street swept the nation, Ohioans have a chance on Tuesday to repeal draconian restrictions on labor rights.
Were it not for the struggling American economy, President Obama would be in a commanding position in his campaign for re-election in 2012. But the current field of Republican presidential candidates is doing all they can to help him win a second term.
Senate Bill 5 essentially kills collective bargaining rights for members of public unions. If SB5 stays on the ballot in November, Democrats statewide should receive a great boost in turnout from typical Democratic voters.
For a society that is so child-centric our attitude about education, especially public education, seems sadly ironic. Public school teachers are often vilified in our everyday discourse.
When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in a so-far obscure group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn...shall we say, vehement.
As Arab citizens take to the streets in their respective countries, several extremist governors and advocates are stripping American workers of their economic rights and voice by working to eliminate or weaken collective bargaining and voter protections.
HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday night on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss the falling popularity of Republican governors ...
The truth is that those on the U.S. right are about as "pro-life" as Arnold Schwarzenegger is pro-wife. Or Dominique Strauss Kahn is pro-maid.
As the economy continues to stutter and new unemployment claims surge to an eight month high, it hasn't escaped the notice of people on Main Street that the folks on Wall Street are back in the black.
If the United States ignores an opportunity to reshape its economic geography with high-speed trains, it's likely to get left behind.
The school reform movement -- roughly defined as those who believe that schools alone can make a dent in the problems arising from the confluence of race and poverty -- is headed into a major beat down.
The fact that conservatives are currently pursuing a losing electoral strategy is not enough for progressives to win in the long run. The labor movement must seize the current moment as an opportunity to put forward a winning program.
43 years ago, King gave his life fighting for the rights of 1,300 striking sanitation workers. It's a tragedy that 43 years later, our workers are still fighting for basic rights.