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The financial crunch has broken the illusion of stability, exposing a deeper crisis of representation.

Supporters of the newly-elected French President Francois Hollande

As politicians dither, the threat of default spreads from Greece to Spain and Italy.

Soldiers in Afghanistan

Spending the same money on education, or clean energy, would bring many more jobs—among other benefits.

Homelessness

To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.

Michael Harrington

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.

Foreclosed home

It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

Protest in Greece

The eurocrisis fully exposes the folly of deficit mania in a time of recession. So why are the GOP candidates still oblivious?

A policeman in Athens

In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.

Davos, Switzerland

Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.

Blogs

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011