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Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Ludlow tent city

All the factors that defined the 1914 conflict at Ludlow are with us once again.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Blogs

The prospect of losing another seat in Congress may further hurt the morale of the Democratic party.

September 13, 2011

The Republican plan for greater austerity—large spending cuts on all levels of government—would only exacerbate the pain suffered by lower-income families.

September 13, 2011

The New York Attorney General is refusing an unfair settlement for homeowners and pushing for a full investigation of bank misconduct.

September 13, 2011

Both sides will spin to win House races in New York and Nevada, but the results will be telling.

September 13, 2011

A new report reveals that high school textbooks are getting a lot wrong about the labor movement.

September 12, 2011

Obama laid out a surprisingly ambitious jobs plan—though many economists agree it’s still probably not enough. What else could the government do?

September 9, 2011

It was nice to see President Obama in an assertive mood, but this might not mean much in the long run. 

September 8, 2011

The president needs to turn the heat up on Congress. Way up. And the way to do this is not by offering to compromise or by talking about working with “my friends on the other side of the aisle.” It’s by going to the American people.

September 8, 2011

Obama should stop borrowing lines from accountants and unapologetically say what Americans already know: we need job programs.

September 8, 2011

Before embarking on a GOP “cuts only” approach, the super committee members should look homeward to their own districts and states and see how their constituents are doing.

September 8, 2011