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Soldiers in Afghanistan

Spending the same money on education, or clean energy, would bring many more jobs—among other benefits.

We do not care a whit about their human rights as long as they satiate our unbridled appetites.

End Student Debt!

Total debt now exceeds $1 trillion. We should write off existing debt and make public college free.

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.

Homeless child

Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race? 

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

Death of a Salesman speaks to our time on the failure of competitive capitalism.

Paul Ryan

Republicans are fighting Dodd-Frank's mechanism for dismantling failing financial firms.

Blogs

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

With the passage of savage austerity measures, Greece qualifies for a 110 billion euro loan staving off imminent bankruptcy. But the long-term prognosis is far from positive.

June 29, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

Vermont's independent senator urges the president to reject GOP demands that the budget be balanced on the backs of working Americans. 

June 27, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011

A slide show of ways we can mend our broken system.

June 8, 2011

The political and economic system is broken. It's time we step back and rethink how we can make capitalism work for us.

June 8, 2011

How Oregon is attempting to follow in North Dakota's footsteps by pushing forward a bill to establish a publicly-owned bank.

June 8, 2011

Send us your proposal on how we can reinvent American capitalism.

June 8, 2011