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The presidential campaigns and their armies of consultants are well
aware that a jittery American public yearns for jobs.

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.

Blogs

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015