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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.

Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

Blogs

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

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

September 15, 2011

The super committee has a lot of big choices to make—but they have little to do with the deficit.

September 15, 2011

The Republicans' partisan obstructionism must be rejected and combated from below if we are going to revive the economy.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say -- and hear -- in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The head of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office had some intriguing advice for the “super-committee” on deficit reduction.

September 13, 2011

The prospect of losing another seat in Congress may further hurt the morale of the Democratic party.

September 13, 2011

The Republican plan for greater austerity—large spending cuts on all levels of government—would only exacerbate the pain suffered by lower-income families.

September 13, 2011

The New York Attorney General is refusing an unfair settlement for homeowners and pushing for a full investigation of bank misconduct.

September 13, 2011