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Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

US Dollars

Eighty percent of Americans want to hike wages, but powerful Republicans keep saying no.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

Williston, North Dakota

Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels. 

After Friday’s violent clashes, the greatest conflict facing the movement may come from within.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

David Brooks

For one-percenters like the Times columnist, city life has never been better.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

To building a lasting peace between teachers unions and communities of color, we can’t forget their most painful battle of all.

Blogs

The veteran rocker is giving Europe “a masterclass in focused protest rock that puts younger artists to shame.”

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015