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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.

Blogs

There’s still time for Congress to decide not to ruin the holidays for 1.3 million unemployed Americans. 

December 11, 2013

Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

The smallest federal enforcement outfit has perhaps the best record on Wall Street prosecutions. Why?

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The outspoken congressman wants to use the budget crisis to advance his privatization agenda.

October 9, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

Obama has a chance to name a reformer as Fed Chair and make good on the "new politics" he promised in 2008.

September 16, 2013