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Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Blogs

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Kshama Sawant sees her election as “a sign that we are heading into a period of political change.”

January 6, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

The Nation’s editor in chief tallies the signature political achievements of 2013.

January 2, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013