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Poverty

Those of us who spend our lives worrying about making rent and buying our kids new crayons need better representation.

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

An interview with the New York City mayor as he launches a new “Progressive Agenda to Combat Inequality.”

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

Zuccotti Park, Manhattan after the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters

In our new Gilded Age, the worst are not only full of passionate conviction. They are also damnably clever.

Homeless person in New York City

We need more than just a safety net. We need a blueprint to create good jobs for all.

A coalition of national, state and local organizations in 41 states is uniting around an agenda to put families first.

Blogs

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don't want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015