After feeding their base's anger for so long, the new Congress has to deliver.
Donald Trump swept the Rust Belt in part because labor unions are in retreat, a trend that started long before Election Day.
The idea that the appalling income distribution is the result of the new, global, high-tech economy is convenient nonsense. It’s politics, stupid.
After a year that left progressives reeling, The American Prospect looks back at our most important stories of 2016.
Pope Francis has outraged conservatives and liberals alike in the Catholic hierarchy, but his populist message is in step with his politically turbulent times.
In North Carolina, which has become ground zero in the fight over LGBTQ rights, a special legislative session to repeal the state’s House Bill 2 devolved into name-calling and hostile stalemate.
A conservative ALEC legislator threatens to block local minimum-wage hikes.
The trade deals they shilled for didn’t work out all that well.
For now, it will be up to states and cities to protect workers.
The nation is weary from a hellish campaign and fear of its outcome. But if there was ever a time to wake up, it’s now.
Trump may tap cable news’ most diehard devotee of supply-side policy as his top economic adviser, cementing his administration’s adherence to a malicious scheme.
Trump’s infrastructure plans could raise costs, enrich financiers, and fleece the public.
And what Democrats need to do if they’re to win elections
A bid by North Carolina’s GOP-controlled legislature to strip power from the state’s incoming Democratic governor has prompted another round of progressive protests and civil disobedience.
As Trump postures tougher on trade, we need to keep focused on the net impact of all of his policies on workers.