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Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Elizabeth Warren

The reform-minded senator talks tough, and she knows where the bodies are buried.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

Margaret Thatcher

In every way, her agenda opposed the interests of ordinary working people. How did she get so many of them to vote against their own economic interests again and again?

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

The man behind Fix the Debt has spent decades trying to foment panic over a looming economic disaster, with little to show for it.

Blogs

Even as we snicker at Europe’s misfortunes, the continent has a unique opportunity to become a truly united state.

June 15, 2012

The latest election spat holds an important clue about who has real solutions for the stagnant recovery.

June 11, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

Mitt says he will lead on debt reduction, but he avoids saying how. 

May 15, 2012

The largest IPO in history serves us lessons in what it means to love your country. 

May 14, 2012

Wisconsin's governor once warned against suggesting that protests and recalls were causing job losses. Now, as his own job is threatened, he says dissent is the problem.

April 30, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

Members of the US House will, in a series of votes Thursday, have an opportunity to offer their views not just on the Obama budget and Paul Ryan's budget, but also on the Congressional Progressive Caucus "Budget for All."

March 28, 2012

With millions still on the verge of losing their homes, why is the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency standing in the way of solutions for the housing crisis? 

March 21, 2012

Our police force is the only entity that can ensure protection and justice. We must reform it, not opt out of it.

March 20, 2012