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To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.
Fifty years after the publication of The Other America, imagining that the author would find cause for hope—and dismay—in today's political culture.
It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.
It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.
The eurocrisis fully exposes the folly of deficit mania in a time of recession. So why are the GOP candidates still oblivious?
In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.
Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.
Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.
For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.