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

Are there any practical reasons for a bi-weekly payroll?

Conservatives today talk up all kinds of values, but they're all subordinated to a single goal: class warfare.

In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?

Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.

Is the recession really ending? What does Elizabeth Warren's sort-of appointment mean? Dean Baker has answers on Grit TV.

Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?

If the boom years failed to lift poor mothers into the middle class, how are they faring now that the middle class is becoming the new poor?

Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

February 14, 2014

A new Tumblr at Yale opens up a conversation about class, but what will it take to turn discussion into action?

February 4, 2014

The author of "Why I Make Terrible Decisions" discovers the dark side of Internet fame.

December 11, 2013

The Republican “war on poverty” looks a lot like a war on the poor.

November 26, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Here are what some of the best and brightest organizers are working on now.

September 12, 2013

Bond holders are at odds with municipal workers over who will bear the brunt of the city’s bankruptcy.

August 21, 2013

With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013

Sofia Coppola’s new movie doesn’t move its audience to question these celebrity-obsessed thieves—and it should.

June 25, 2013

Food stamp cuts represent a broader agenda for a Republican caucus that doesn’t ‘believe in government.’

June 20, 2013