This State of the Union was all about inclusion. The President acknowledged that the economic gains after the Great Recession have gone largely to those at the very top, excluding most of us.
Obama's goal is the right one. Inequality endangers democratic institutions, limits economic mobility, and -- as recent research has shown -- can be damaging to economic growth.
Guest Post By Evelyn Omala, Program Officer for Segal Family Foundation Last week, world leaders gathered for the 44th Annual Meeting of the World E...
My fellow Americans: I deliver this address at a time of great distress in our nation. Never before have we faced challenges of such severity as we d...
In a time when funding continues to be cut for disability programs in states, here is an opportunity to show economic growth for people with disabilities.
The world of the political is catching up with the real life concerns of Main Street in asking the very important questions related to the new economic reality. Who will help us when times get tough?
Perkins should be smart enough to know that comparing anyone to the Nazis is one of the third rails of American political discourse. To compare it to the Occupy movement or a few zealous activists is more than a stretch.
We don't have to sacrifice employment or a more just and decent society in order to make progress on climate change.
They claim that the war has been lost, but do they truly understand what battles have been and are being fought or the nature of the victims?
People ask me all the time why we don't have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society. The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out.
Youth unemployment is pandemic and represents one of the biggest global challenges of our time as it affects not only the present, but also the future.
by Claudia Finkel, Chief Operating Officer, JVS Los Angeles, www.jvsla.org A bipartisan deal to extend emergency federal unemployment insurance recen...
The healthcare.gov launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the healthcare.gov example is par for the course.
I was an adjunct English professor in Alaska with a baby due. If I needed to take maternity leave, it would be unpaid. But the choice that I faced -- either care for my newborn or go broke -- was never really a choice. At 27, I was a college professor on food stamps.
Republicans are betting that voters will blame the "party in power," which means the party of the president. Our corporate media is complicit in this strategy.