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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

If we fail to understand the need to invest in people and our future—now and in the months, perhaps years, ahead—the already weak recovery will unravel.

June 22, 2010

Consumer groups won a vital ally—the Obama administration—in their fight to protect the ability of states to regulate and prosecute bad banks. But corporate Democrats in the Senate are still doing Wall Street's bidding on this key amendment.

May 13, 2010

After years of being dismissed and disregarded, the "Audit the Fed" movement—with a remarkable left-right coalition—wins a 96-0 vote in the Senate.

May 11, 2010

Democrats could use new restrictive laws in Arizona and Oklahoma as a guide for financial regulation.

April 28, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes joins The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the strategy of both parties on Wall Street reform.

April 23, 2010

One of the best kept secrets in Washington is the working of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Does it get the job done? Not even close.

April 22, 2010

The independent senator from Vermont backs four amendments to make a tepid bill muscular enough to change the way Wall Street does business.

April 20, 2010

Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, especially, apparently, the beauty of bailouts.

April 20, 2010

Last week Tim Geithner told steelworkers in Pittsburgh that unemployment is to remain "unacceptably high" for some time. He blamed what he called "the recession". But on the very same day, it emerged that what had been a recession for many had hardly been recession for all.

April 6, 2010

Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.

March 26, 2010