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Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

Zadie Smith

If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?

Barack Obama

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

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

Blogs

We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks off a new series at TheNation.com.

August 10, 2012

Could Mitt Romney really be foolish enough to pick as his running mate a bailout-backing, budget-busting hypocrite whose fiscal fantasies threaten Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

August 8, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

It’s time we retire the idea of single mothers as being the root of economic inequality, and marriage being some king of panacea for financial instability.

July 30, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

The latest chapter in the political games the GOP plays with the lives of poor people.

July 27, 2012

The Vermont senator revealed that twenty-three billionaire families have contributed $250,000 or more to this year’s campaigns. Along with several million Americans, he seeks to amend the Constitution to restore democracy.

July 24, 2012

The enormous sum Romney and his billionaire pals around the world hide from the taxman is enough to pay for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and a whole lot more.

July 23, 2012