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Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the widening wealth gap between minority and white households. 

How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.

The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

Royal Wedding

The one thing I never thought I’d have to explain to Americans is why monarchy is a bad idea. Apparently, I’m wrong.

Kai Wright talks about how payday lenders prey on poor and working class neighborhoods.

Are We All Black Americans Now?

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse. 

The real dilemma in Amy Chua's book is how to survive in a world in which the slightest nonconformity risks landing you out of a job, a home, a life.

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Blogs

And they’re picking up steam throughout the country.

June 19, 2013

One candidate’s push to move New York past the new “gilded age.”

June 13, 2013

Dave Zirin represents a long tradition of reporting from the intersection of basketball, politics and culture.

June 8, 2013

Blockbusters don't usually have strong ties to public funding. Les Mis is an exception.

January 7, 2013

The Strike Debt movement is planning a Rolling Jubilee—a bailout of the people, by the people. 

November 12, 2012

Tens of thousands of individuals in Spain protest further harsh austerity measures recently announced by their right-wing government.

October 8, 2012

Whenever the Romneys get off script, they forget to pretend that they haven’t always been rich.

September 11, 2012

The Republican vice presidential nominee is part of an economic royalist cabal that has stalled action on farm and food legislation that’s essential to working farmers, rural America and food stamp recipients.

September 11, 2012

The Great Recession has devastated black wealth and the ability of black Americans to move up the income ladder. 

July 18, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012