The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.
The God-forsaken Republican-run 112th Congress staggered home for an almost month-long recess. After what it did and did not do, workers and their allies are using the break to give those lawmakers an earful.
Those in Congress who are arrogantly playing politics with the lives of four million workers on extended unemployment compensation will not have a quiet moment.
One after the other, city governments across the country have been ordering their police departments to evict protesters in the Occupy Wall Street encampments.
This is a volatile moment: The class struggle is intensifying and the outcome is still to be decided. The battle is for the future of our democracy, economy, and country.
What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?
Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her leadership in Kenya's Green Belt Movement, died Sept. 25, 2011.
A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.
Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.
President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.