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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.

Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Blogs

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.

August 1, 2011

 The NAACP has just passed a historic resolution demanding an end to the War on Drugs.

July 31, 2011

The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”

July 31, 2011

This week, Republican's fiscal recklessness goes to new heights. Plus, The Nation's second-ever sports issue. And columnist Gary Young on the real threat from Europe's homegrown terrorists in the wake of Norway's massacre.

July 29, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

Stephen Colbert, with the help of Nation friend Peter Edelman, takes on right-wing poverty deniers with integrity and humor.

July 28, 2011

How can President Obama break through Republican gamesmanship and prevent a debt crisis?

July 28, 2011

President Obama has successfully used the bully pulpit to undermine the case for progressive governance.

July 28, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011