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Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

JP Morgan elevators

This time it’s securities bundled from rentals, rather than mortgages.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Demonstrators participating in the Poor People's March in Washington D.C.

Being poor in the United States has rarely meant anything so simple as having too little money.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Blogs

The SEC is reportedly opening a review into Standard & Poor’s downgrade decision, and the Senate Banking Committee is undertaking a similar action.

August 16, 2011

John Nichols discusses the Wisconsin recall elections and why Democrats and President Obama have shied away from pro-labor positions.

August 12, 2011

John Nichols explains why last night's recall elections in Wisconsin were a victory for progressives.

August 10, 2011

The fate of America’s unions and the fate of our middle class are inextricably intertwined.

August 10, 2011

The scope of the debt-reduction committee, rather than who’s on it, is what should most worry progressives.

August 10, 2011

“Six months ago no one would have ever expected we would be where we are tonight. The people of Wisconsin have made history,” says Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller.

August 10, 2011

Hundreds of thousands will vote today in recall elections to remove six Republican state senators who sided with Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor, anti-education, anti–local democracy agenda.

August 9, 2011

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.

August 8, 2011

Standard & Poor’s is trying to set the parameters of political debate in America. That should offend everyone—no matter what their party, no matter what their ideology.

August 6, 2011

The only way to provide for a growing populace in need of a larger infrastructure is by raising the debt ceiling.

August 5, 2011