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As he drives his team of retreads, the challenge for Obama is to remain the agent of change who electrified the nation.

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.

Blogs

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

From weak enforcement to a blank check for President Cruz, why Democrats are rebelling against trade promotion authority.

June 11, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015