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Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

LBJ

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Blogs

As Santorum and Romney battle each other in Michigan, the Republicans are losing the state. 

February 28, 2012

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Austerians won the day in Europe—and now the people are paying the price. 

February 21, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012

A strong State of the Union address outlines plenty of important themes. But above all, it hits a prospective opponent where he is weakest.

January 24, 2012

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011