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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

Join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to keep military spending at sequester levels or lower and invest instead in vital programs at home.

March 18, 2014

Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into government spying.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The stage is set for New York to ignite a nationwide movement rolling back some of the catastrophic consequences of Citizens United and (likely) McCutcheon

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

The four-term congressman from Minnesota’s Fifth District is boldly following in the footsteps of Humphrey, McCarthy, Mondale and Wellstone.

March 10, 2014

Across the state and beyond, students rail against racism and austerity.

March 7, 2014