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Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Larry Summers

His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.

Lawrence Summers

Appointing Summers to head the Federal Reserve would only rub salt in the wounds of the disappearing middle class.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Friedrich Hayek and colleagues, 1950

Angus Burgin revisits Friedrich Hayek’s Mont Pelerin Society in The Great Persuasion.

Lawrence Summers

The guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

Blogs

Obama's State of the Union speech did a lot right, but got one thing curiously wrong.

January 25, 2011

John Nichols talks about how Paul Ryan will slickly try to sell Americans on ideas that will benefit Wall Street and the super-rich at the expense of the poor and middle class.

January 25, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders and progressive groups are urging the president to avoid any talk of cutting Social Security. Instead, Sanders says, he should use the SOTU to "stand by your campaign promises to strengthen Social Security."

January 24, 2011

William Hartung joins Democracy Now! to talk about Lockheed Martin and the 50th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's farewell address.

January 20, 2011

A new Republican Congress eager to please corporations is expected. We weren't expecting such an open display of eagerness from Obama.

January 19, 2011

The FCC's vote to approve Comcast's proposed acquisition of a majority stake in NBC Universal represents the ultimate surrender to the demands of corporate America.

January 18, 2011

Last week the World Bank warned of "serious tensions and pitfalls" ahead in the global economy, and less than 3 percent growth for the US. That came on the heels of the news that the US could lose its triple-A credit rating if the national debt keeps going up.

January 18, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

Here’s a talking point Democrats probably won't be using to defend healthcare reform this week: it's a game-changer for the LGBT community.

 

January 18, 2011

Public employees are under attack in states across the country. As we honor Rev. King today, we should all remember that he went to Memphis to march with AFSCME members.

January 17, 2011