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This clutch of books offers
an excellent retrospective on the recent stock-market crash, which
wiped out $8.5 trillion in market value.

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

Thomas Friedman hasn't been this worked up about free trade since the anti-World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.

I'm an optimist by disposition, but some weeks it's hard to find evidence of progress in human affairs.

It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

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The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

Honor Dr. King by fighting for a minimum wage hike big enough to lift families out of poverty.

January 20, 2014

Early reports indicate that Congress may cut $9 billion from the federal food stamps program.

 

January 15, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

Republicans are once again promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. A comprehensive new report shows why it won't work. 

 

January 15, 2014

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would grow the U.S. economy by about $22 billion and create 85,000 new jobs.

January 14, 2014

California Democrat who is retiring after forty years has been as steadfast as Ted Kennedy on fighting for a just society.

January 13, 2014

Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

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