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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

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Congress extended unemployment benefits, but it’s no good for those who’ve been jobless the longest.

February 23, 2012

Austerians won the day in Europe—and now the people are paying the price. 

February 21, 2012

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don’t know exactly how the 1 percent does what it does. The money media haven’t explained it, and the 1 percent likes things that way. That’s how Robert Greenwald explained why he and the Brave New Foundation created a new video series.

February 17, 2012

If Obama wants his actions to match his rhetoric about helping the poor, he needs to show a lot more leadership.

February 16, 2012

Lest any of us forget, some people have plenty of money to throw around. A $100,000 Valentine anyone? 

February 13, 2012

Federal and state proposals to reduce unemployment benefits or make them harder to obtain place millions of unemployed people at risk of falling into poverty.

February 10, 2012

Although men account for 70 percent of jobs lost between December 2007 and June 2009, they have won 92 percent of the jobs created since. From “man-cession,” we’ve gone to “man-covery.”

February 8, 2012

The inspector general says Congressional demands have caused service to “significantly exceed” requirements for pre-funding benefits.

February 7, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012