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Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

George Packer

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Blogs

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

The vice president actually "gets it." He likes unions and working people. He's on message and the rest of the Obama administration should recognize just how necessary that message is going to be for 2012.

October 20, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is simultaneously a cutting-edge online force to be reckoned with and an old-fashioned community. 

October 20, 2011

As the movement to repeal Governor John Kasich's anti-union legislation gains ground, Republican out-of-state groups are flocking to Ohio to implement campaigns in support of the law—and Liz Cheney herself is leading the charge.

October 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

The former vice president's daughter leads a group that is pouring money into Ohio, hoping to prevent voters from overturning Governor John Kasich’s anti-labor legislation.

October 18, 2011

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011