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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 AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

Protesters in California attempt to stop Wisconsin-style cuts that could result in hundreds of police officers and firefighters losing their jobs.

May 18, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich calls the House Budget Committee chair's  plan to gut Medicare  "right-wing social engineering." An attempt to relaunch the scheme falls flat amid loud protests. And Ryan's dream of being a senator is finished.

May 17, 2011

Jared Bernstein, once the sole progressive economist on President Obama's economic team, launches a blog to critique the country's "terribly narrow economic debate."

May 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

Conservatives have attacked unions as bad for African Americans, but the truth is that civil rights and the labor movement have gone hand-in-hand for decades.

May 13, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters descended upon Wall Street to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's draconian budget cuts and his cozy relationship with billion-dollar corporations.

May 13, 2011

Major disasters show us how interdependent people are in this country and force us to better understand how we can work together in communities and in government.

May 10, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011