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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

Katrina vanden Heuvel accuses Paul Ryan of pandering to Washington's "austerity class"—and argues that the President needs to stand with the majority of Americans who want to see the country's chronic inequities addressed.

October 28, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

The GOP’s CEO candidate revealed his allegiances in the battle to disengage democracy with his declaration that “corporations are people, too, my friend."

August 20, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

The great scholar of the African-American political experience urged us: “If we can dare to dream politically, let us dream of the world as it should be.”

April 2, 2011

“This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending -- domestic discretionary spending -- to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President. Let me repeat that...."

That was our president announcing his 2012 budget. And indeed let's repeat that — and note a few things he didn't say.

February 16, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

WikiLeaks may be the biggest information explosion this week, but Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bailout program could well spark the most outrage—at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

December 2, 2010