It's time to think the unthinkable: The leader of the Democratic Party is about to submit a budget which cuts Social Security benefits. Party officials are reportedly promoting candidates with no track record on key issues and no apparent interest in politics.
The president has been spending the last year and a half talking about how he wants to fight for the middle class, and his budget should reflect those values. This is why it is so deeply troubling that Obama is strongly considering putting a Social Security cut into his budget document.
Every Opening Day I reflect on all the hope that lies ahead for my team, and the zen of the ballyard that makes life worth living. So today, here are six lessons from America's pastime for American democracy.
Poll after poll reveals an emerging consensus among young people for voting rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women's rights and worker's rights. This is no accident but the outcome of years of coalition building, grassroots blossoming into an equality generation.
We are the richest nation in the history of the world -- richer now than we've ever been. But an increasing share of that wealth is held by a smaller and smaller share of the population, who have, in effect, bribed legislators to reduce their taxes and provide loopholes so they pay even less.
As long as the right keeps doing what it keeps doing, the great conservative crack-up will bring two big winners: Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.
If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.
I herewith submit a modest proposal for helping to relieve the suffering about to be caused by sequestration. The Republicans want to cut government s...
In order to get to that leadership table in Congress or the C suite, women cannot be marginalized, either directly by work policies that exclude their employment or by "having it all" media debates so rarified that they exclude their participation.
Last month, our lawmakers decided against reversing a scheduled increase in the payroll tax, thereby increasing the amount of revenue paid to the federal government for nearly 77% of American households.
There are 535 people in Congress total. Simple math tells us that that less than 19 percent of our representatives are women. Women account for slightly more than 50 percent of the population of the United States. By any stretch of the imagination women are still woefully underrepresented.
Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.
If Obama mentions the word "drone" everybody immediately makes continuous droning noises. First person to run out of breath has to drink two shots of beer.
What is needed is a new and fresh vision for change from our nation's leaders -- at all levels. And child advocates across this country must redouble their efforts to demand change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.
Obama should mint the trillion dollar coin even if he does not think he will need it. The trillion-dollar coin will take the hostage out of the equation completely and give the president the solid leverage he needs to negotiate.
The failure of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand up to President Obama on many vital matters of principle is one of the most important -- and least mentioned -- political dynamics of this era.