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Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Blogs

Stephen Colbert, with the help of Nation friend Peter Edelman, takes on right-wing poverty deniers with integrity and humor.

July 28, 2011

How can President Obama break through Republican gamesmanship and prevent a debt crisis?

July 28, 2011

President Obama has successfully used the bully pulpit to undermine the case for progressive governance.

July 28, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011

After an eighteen-week standoff, the NFL players' unanimously voted to approve an agreement that promotes player health and safety.

July 27, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the widening wealth gap between minority and white households.

July 26, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

July 26, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011