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The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

A woman walks past a sign on a supermarket window

How a central bank created to exist apart from politics got drawn into bitter political arguments. 

A few key points to keep in mind during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

Anti-Austerity strike in Madrid

You know you’re in trouble when the master of structural adjustment says enough is enough.

Barack Obama

The “fiscal cliff” is being used to demand cuts that would otherwise be politically impossible.

Blogs

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

As in the rest of the recovery, women are losing ground while men gain some back.

March 19, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

Progressives can’t afford to focus on one side over the other.

March 15, 2012

Here’s another sign that higher education may not be a panacea for women in the workforce.

March 13, 2012

A closer look shows that women are still getting left out of the economic recovery.

March 12, 2012