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Riding with a caravan that descended on Washington Monday, to call for immediate government action to push down fuel prices.

Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

As Clinton rewrites the history of her support for NAFTA, Obama needs to
prove he understands what's wrong with global trade pacts.

Gas is up, sneakers are up, onions are up and eggs, too. The only thing that is not up is your income.

Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with our own sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.

A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.

For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.

The power of Wall Street money and ideas must give way to a new public agenda to restore the real economy.

Proving once and for all that progressive economic projects are worth more than tax cuts.

People are wriggling free of the fetters of corporate culture.

Blogs

The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.

February 5, 2013

Before we’re forced to pick our flavor of austerity, we should close tax loopholes in the financial sector to raise much-needed revenue.

February 4, 2013

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

The new senator from Massachusetts has the savvy and guts to take on big (and ungrateful) finance. 

January 10, 2013

Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has spent the better part of four decades going back and forth through the revolving door from Washington to Wall Street. Which side is he on?

January 10, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013