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Brace yourself for a final, frantic stripping of public wealth as the Bush regime goes out the door.

Framing the financial crisis as a verdict on free-market fantasies, Obama can win with a mandate to end the war and build a better economy from the bottom up.

John McCain may have recently discovered his inner populist, but he has been pushing for deregulation all year.

The Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac crisis strips the clothes off the Emperor of Markets.

A historic line has been crossed. With no debate or commitment to policy or principle, an enormous segment of the American economy has been turned over to the government.

The tepid platform Democrats will adopt in Denver isn't a new social contract, but it does go places Republicans never will. Let's hope Obama does better.

We are flirting with catastrophe, and our foreign creditors are part of the story.

America is shaken by images of panicked customers lined up to withdraw money from the failed IndyMac Bank.

South Koreans won't be buffaloed by US beef or the Bush Administration's erratic policies.

More information about our extremely unequal world--and to help advance the struggle for a more equal future (web only).

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Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

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