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The Flatiron Building in 1903, at the end of the last Gilded Age

In the Age of Bloomberg, America’s most iconic big city is also its most unequal.

In a neighborhood immune to gentrification, a different model of revitalization is required.

Wall Street

A GAO examination of the Independent Foreclosure Review reveals massive levels of incompetence and negligence.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

Palestinian home

A just solution to the conflict—whether it results in one state or two—would dismantle those institutions that privilege any ethnic, religious or national group.

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

Venezuela protest

He may have been a dominant, charismatic leader, but Chavismo is an internally diverse, deeply rooted movement that will not disappear anytime soon.

Blogs

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011

 This week, The Nation reveals private letters from Charles Koch to Friedrich Hayek privatley praising America's social insurance system. Plus, I join NPR's Talk of the Nation to discuss the 'political left;' and we look at what's behind the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.

September 30, 2011

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.
 

September 28, 2011

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011

The execution is drawing added interest as a kind of “test” of a new execution “cocktail” of chemicals.

September 28, 2011

Will Troy Davis be forgotten with the next news cycle? That’s up to us, not the media.

September 28, 2011

The best way to remember Maathai is to support the Green Belt Movement, which she founded and in which she invested her life hopes.

September 26, 2011