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San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Blogs

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

In four weeks’ time, America could default on its debt for the first time in history. Might President Obama invoke the Fourteenth Amendment and order the Treasury to continue paying our country's bills?

July 6, 2011

The government calls for “shared sacrifice” during the budget wars—but only one side ends up losing out.

July 6, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

 This week, reckless Republicans and their debt-ceiling theatrics. Plus, The Nation's Summer reading picks.

July 1, 2011

It seems like states operate in one of two modes: paralysis or aggressive punishment of the poor. 

July 1, 2011

The Conservative goverment's use of Greece as a boogie-man to justify public-sector cuts looks increasingly bankrupt. Someone tell Ed Miliband.

July 1, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

With the passage of savage austerity measures, Greece qualifies for a 110 billion euro loan staving off imminent bankruptcy. But the long-term prognosis is far from positive.

June 29, 2011