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Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

It's been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists' demand for universal treatment access was catapulted o

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 "Lookout" column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)

With firmness and style, President Reagan has commandeered the rhetorical high ground by his "program for economic recovery." The phrases and concepts of Reaganomics--get government off our backs

In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.

As crises go, medical insurance is not a very sexy one.

Alan Greenspan is well loved among the governing elites and seldom criticized, because he convincingly plays the role of America's Dr. Pangloss.

Blogs

Not for nothing is Newt going after the “food stamp president.” There’s a battle shaping up, but who will fight it?

January 19, 2012

Perry and Gingrich offer a surprisingly revealing criticism of Romney's brand of predatory capitalism.

January 19, 2012

This Dr. King Day, it’s worth remembering that three years ago, a chorus of voices called on the administration to disperse stimulus funds with a view specifically to racial justice. The Kirwan Institute, the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union and others urged the administration to build justice goals into the recovery—not so as to exclude anyone but because racial (and gender) injustice had made the crisis possible. 

January 16, 2012

What the latest brain research says about kids and poverty, and what the brainless GOP says.

January 12, 2012

An expert on conversations gives new insight into the transitions of 2011 that give hope for the year ahead.

January 8, 2012

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

Liberals should not fall for Rick Santorum’s phony presentation as someone who cares about—or would do anything for—working-class Americans. 

January 5, 2012

Is poverty a culture issue or a policy issue?

January 4, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011