The American workforce is hobbled by deteriorating schools, unaffordable college tuitions, decaying infrastructure, soaring health-care costs, and diminishing basic research.
The president's lawlessness is systematically corrupting the United States, inside and out.
In rallies and countless tweets, President Donald Trump claims to be restoring the American working class. But what does his record show?
What started in 2010, with Citizens United, has brought us to where we are today, with Donald Trump in the White House. It doesn't have to be this way.
Even if a subsequent president wanted to pardon Trump—in the interest of, say, domestic tranquility—she could not.
Trump promised to surround himself with "only the best people in America." He succeeded, but through no fault of his own.
If we've learned anything over the last forty years it's that the savings and investments of wealthy Americans don't necessarily trickle down in ways that grow the economy or benefit most Americans.
Warren "vilifies successful people," says Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Rubbish. Being a billionaire has nothing to do a with being successful in free market capitalism.Rubbish.
If these near-monopolies are unwilling to protect the public from misinformation, they shouldn't have as much power to spread it.
In the conventional view of American politics, Joe Biden is a moderate, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are on the left, and Donald Trump is on the right. This conventional view is rubbish.
Trump has been funneling government dollars into his own pockets ever since he was elected.
Trump is like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar: denying his hand was there, blaming whoever caught him, blaming the cookies, throwing a tantrum, daring parents to do anything about it.
And who can we count on to protect the integrity of our election process? Certainly not Attorney General William Barr.
The Trump administration's corporate welfare is doing nothing to help the 50,000 workers on strike at General Motors—or any of the others the president promised to protect.
True, we can vote him out of office in 14 months' time. But he could end the world in seven and a half seconds.
Wall Street and the CEOs of major corporations have made a hellish deal—ignore President Donald Trump's repugnance and provide ongoing support for the GOP regardless of its complicity, in return for high returns.
Reclaiming democracy requires ending big money in politics, stopping corporate welfare, busting up monopolies and stopping voter suppression. It is the bedrock for everything else America must do.
The stakes in 2020 are greater than in any election in living memory. Now is not the time for the kind of free-for-all we saw at the Democratic debates.
Instead of trying to get China to change, we must lessen the dominance of big American corporations over policy.
Not since Warren G. Harding's sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.
Elizabeth Warren's new "Plan for Economic Patriotism" is a stunningly ambitious revival of American industrial policy.
The jobs problem today isn't just stagnant wages. It's also uncertain incomes.
Personal economy drives votes, not national statistics. And most Americans think their personal economy is lousy.
Trump is openly defiling the very basic principles of our Constitution. Whatever it means for 2020, he must be brought to account.