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Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

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.

Blogs

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

July 12, 2011

The jobs crisis should be priority number one for the Obama Administration.

July 12, 2011

Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.

July 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

The president has not gotten everything right in the course of the debt ceiling debate. But he was right to call Michele Bachmann out as the irresponsible professional pol that she is.

July 11, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington’s debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America’s jobs crisis.

July 11, 2011

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

In four weeks’ time, America could default on its debt for the first time in history. Might President Obama invoke the Fourteenth Amendment and order the Treasury to continue paying our country's bills?

July 6, 2011

The government calls for “shared sacrifice” during the budget wars—but only one side ends up losing out.

July 6, 2011