The past few weeks have seen a wave of conservative support for "Ban the Box" initiatives, a practice that delays questions on criminal background until after job applicants have had the opportunity to demonstrate qualifications. For the over 70 million Americans who are subject to employment discrimination due to criminal history, the change has come none too soon.
As an urban dweller, I may finally have something to pin my personal angst on. The funny thing is that I suspected that air pollution may be impacting my mental health, just not in the way that one study suggested...
The best chance for a progressive agenda lies not in challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination but in making sure she gets the White House, and then holding her accountable once she's there.
Peter Schweizer claims to be non-partisan, but is really a right-wing political operative.
He doesn't go on and on about the woods and the rivers -- he goes on and on about working class Vermonters who can't afford health care and heating oil. His issue is inequality and unfairness, and it has been from the start. And for those of us who do work mostly on the environment, that's just the kind of ally we need.
Sitting with Sean Hannity last week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul expressed his outrage at money received by Bill and Hillary Clinton over the years and actions that they may have taken as public officials to benefit those who contributed funds.
Scott Walker's 2016 strategy is simple: He will seek to defeat Hillary Clinton by mobilizing the resentment of working-class white voters, male and female.
The Republican claims are laughable -- but the GOP budget cuts seeking to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are deadly serious.
Why do the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers get a tax break for funding climate change science denial? The IRS is finally investigating.
Walker's extreme ideological agenda prompted one million people in the state to sign petitions to recall him from office, and it was the Kochs who came to his rescue.
Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.
Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests.
A sea-change is brewing in Florida and it's shaping up to be the most closely watched 2016 referendum on any state's election ballot. Given that Florida harbors the most potential for solar in any state east of the Mississippi River and is the country's largest underperforming solar market, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.
We've already seen how Barack Obama has been used to channel white America's racial fears into a complete shutdown of compromise, a cornerstone of American Democracy. A Hillary Clinton Presidency will look a lot like that. Lose the racism. Use the gender fear.
While each of the major political parties seek to serve the interests of constituent voters, the Kochs' network only serves to further the interests of its billionaire founders. The opacity of super-PACs and other independent-expenditure organizations does not bring the same level of accountability to the Koch network as in the Republican and Democratic parties.