The cadre of conservative budget hawks on the Hill feels damned if it does play spoiler in budget negotiations, and damned if it doesn’t.
California announced a deal to reach $15 an hour by 2022, and New York could soon follow.
If your ideas hurt people, it doesn’t matter what you call them.
Campaign finance is at the very heart of complaints about elections. Let’s look at some of the claims about money’s role, and proposals to change it.
It’s not just that the rich get richer and the poor poorer; it’s that the rich get louder and poor quieter.
The campaign groups are enriching the people who run them—but are they helping anyone else?
Though the senator may be running as a moderate, his proposal is anything but.
The Democratic candidates have revived an old progressive debate about whether big business can be regulated, or must be broken up.
Female donors, especially first-time female donors like those Clinton is courting, have the potential to re-create campaigns, alter the face of government, and fund future elections.
Complex financial jargon, unwieldy contracts, high fees—these are the common tools of fringe subprime lenders.
During his State of the Union speech, the president mentioned a labor protection with a long history.
In his final State of the Union, President Obama said that corporate priorities, not workers from other countries, were responsible for sluggish salaries.
Who the next president appoints to the Supreme Court could revolutionize—or reinforce—big money’s dominance of political campaigns.
Social Security is underfunded today because policymakers didn’t foresee just how rich today’s rich would be.
The candidates have very different ideas about how crucial government programs should be funded—and who is responsible for society’s well-being.
With unemployment down and the number of jobs up, there’s a lot to cheer. But in 2016 economists will be looking for improvements in the labor-participation rate and a rise in wages.
In the last few years a couple of tech companies have become massive, but where are the jobs?
If elected president, he said he’d board up the “revolving door” between regulators and the bankers they’re supposed to regulate.
In a speech on Tuesday, he said that there's a "special place in the Seventh Circle of Hell for those who charged people usurious interest rates."
An analysis finds that the Republican frontrunner’s tax plan reserves its greatest benefits for the wealthiest Americans.