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Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

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?

Blogs

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

June 3, 2011

 This week, a series of groundbreaking reports about U.S. and U.N. policy toward Haiti. Plus, a comprehensive look at who's bankrolling the assault on Elizabeth Warren. And, we welcome guest-blogger Dana Goldstein.

June 3, 2011

According to Dave Zirin, the ongoing National Football League lockout hearings are all about the owners trying to take advantage of players and fans.

June 3, 2011

House Republicans passed a bill blocking TSA unionization yesterday, fulfilling a long-held goal.

June 3, 2011

Across the country, seniors are fighting back against real-life death panels: cuts to their aid and closures of life-saving facilities.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Make no mistake: Those members of the House who voted against raising the debt ceiling aided a Republican effort to force the gutting of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

June 1, 2011

With high unemployment among youth, maybe young people should be thinking about creating their own jobs.

May 31, 2011

 This week, Ryan's draconian budget is dealt a defeaning blow. We take stock of the House vote to end the war in Afghanistan, and two slideshows: seven commonly purchased Koch products and a very special tribute for Memorial Day.

May 27, 2011

This week, a Wisconsin judge ruled down Gov. Scott Walker’s law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights of state employees. 

May 27, 2011