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Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Blogs

Inquiries from the SEC into the federal credit downgrade might reveal a relationship between rating agencies and Wall Street that goes beyond cozy to criminal. 

September 20, 2011

The Democrats’ new star had some tough words for Obama and the Democratic Party on upcoming free trade deals.  

September 19, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

Last week's poverty figures made the media take notice of our historic poverty rate. Here's what we should do about it.

September 19, 2011

A burgeoning “John Doe” probe targets anti-labor governor's political appointees.

September 19, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Hundreds of protesters demand an end to America’s two-tier system that allows the rich to buy elections while the poor shoulder the burden of budget cuts.

September 17, 2011

This week, The Nation’s special issue takes stock of the food movement at 40. Plus, “ALEC Exposed” wins a Sidney, Chris Hayes’s new show debuts on MSNBC, and a major Nation investigation moves forward.

September 16, 2011

A bill passed by the House of Representatives could have some frightenting impacts for American workers if enacted.

September 16, 2011

New low SAT scores reflect the economic downturn and a more diverse student pool that consists of more minority students, first generation college-goers and non-English speaking students.

September 15, 2011