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The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.
At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.
Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.
Hilda Solis talks to The Nation about getting the Labor Department its teeth back, her worst moment as secretary and her legacy.
Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.
In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.
What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon.
The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.
It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.