Obama Tips His Hat to FDR

Obama Tips His Hat to FDR

Whatever happens over the next two years, you can bet that 22nd century school children will know more about President Barack Obama than kids learn today about, say, Calvin Coolidge. He made history just by being the first non-white man to occupy the White House. What...
The Next Big Progressive Battle

The Next Big Progressive Battle

On New Year’s Day, 20 states raised their minimum wages. That leaves a lot of states that aren’t increasing the minimum wage — along with the federal government. Even some of those employees who are getting increases don’t have much to celebrate. Workers in Florida...
Failing the Future

Failing the Future

If President Barack Obama wants to make action on climate change a legacy of his administration, he better do a lot more in the next three years than his lackluster performance in this year’s State of the Union address. Instead of outlining an approach to build...
This Week in OtherWords: January 29, 2014

This Week in OtherWords: January 29, 2014

This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati and I explain how President Obama fell short in his State of the Union address on economic justice and energy and Mary Ann Hitt weighs in on West Virginia’s water-contamination crisis. On our blog, Karen Dolan sums up...
The Minimum We Can Do to Fight Inequality

The Minimum We Can Do to Fight Inequality

The political profile of economic inequality in America has certainly been growing. So has the political confusion over what overcoming inequality will take. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union address may only add to that confusion....