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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.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Blogs

The Nation's DC Editor Chris Hayes reports on The Rachel Maddow Show that stalling the financial reform legislation has introduced stronger consumer protections.

May 20, 2010

Harry Reid tried to shut down the debate on financial services reform. Republicans and responsible Democrats blocked the move. They were right to do so.

May 20, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes appears on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's blatant attempts to defend big oil and his shortcomings in regulating the Minerals Management Service.

May 19, 2010

Watch Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel on Democracy Now! discussing the anti-incumbent mood in the country.

May 19, 2010

Voters want strong action, not weak words.

May 18, 2010

Consumer groups won a vital ally—the Obama administration—in their fight to protect the ability of states to regulate and prosecute bad banks. But corporate Democrats in the Senate are still doing Wall Street's bidding on this key amendment.

May 13, 2010

BP, Transocean and Halliburton elude blame one after the other when asked about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

May 12, 2010

A West Virginia Congressman's primary defeat sends an ominous message to all incumbents. But Democrats should be especially conscious of the threat posed by an anti-Washington mood.

May 12, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes guest-hosts the Rachel Maddow show and reports on the “remarkable” showing from the Senate as they unanimously voted to audit the Federal Reserve.

May 12, 2010

 How could there be trillions of dollars in government aid for banks and insurance companies and so little left over for schools, health and transit?

May 12, 2010