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The former Fed chief makes his case: everyone, and no one, is to blame for the financial crisis.

Some of the tea party's anger at the tax system is justified. We can find common ground with open-minded activists.

What the mayor of one community hard hit by war spending is doing.

After reporting US politics and economics for forty years, Nation national affairs correspondent William Greider still considers himself an optimist. Appearing as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Greider discusses the promise of the American people and their crucial role in reforming government.

Obama is on the brink of bringing significant reforms for workers to government contractors.

A big deficit-reduction program would destroy the economy two years into the Great Crisis.

Banks do have a license to steal. There is no other way to read Tuesday's report from the New York state comptroller that bonuses for Wall Street financiers rose 17 percent to $20.3 billion in 2009.

How could Barack Obama have ended up, one year later, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt began?

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes explains why Republicans have been spewing criticisms of the stimulus money while simultaneously supporting the achievements it has made in their own states.

"Buyer's remorse" is the way John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' fundraiser, gleefully refers to Wall Street moguls' current disenchantment with the US president they thought they had bought.

Blogs

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

To strengthen corporate dominance, Washington steadily undermined democracy, encouraged exploitation and nourished anti-union violence in the south.

February 6, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014