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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

Warren's biggest problem isn't the Republicans. It's Obama's finance boys who don't want an outspoken consumer advocate in a powerful role.

May 27, 2011

US Uncut, the anti–corporate tax dodging group, is now targeting Apple due to its support of an effort that seeks to give corporations that shelter profits overseas a “tax holiday” so they can return their profits to the US without paying traditional rates of taxes.

May 27, 2011

Deciding to support Paul Ryan's Medicare-killing budget was a bad political move for Republicans. And now they're stuck.

May 26, 2011

Tea Party–backed House freshmen pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street firms they once railed against.

May 26, 2011

Wisconsin Republicans, in their rush to strip workers of collective bargaining rights, violated the state’s Open Meetings law and disregarding a tradition of governmental transparency. That has tripped them up, for now.

May 26, 2011

The Senate rejected Ryan's Medicare-cutting budget 57-40, as five Republicans voted “no."

May 25, 2011

The clear message for Obama and Democrats is don't mess with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Run against Ryan's extremism and win.

May 25, 2011

New York Republicans moved to prevent certification of the winner of the hotly contested New York special election for a traditionally “safe” Republican seat.

May 24, 2011

At a testy hearing on Capitol Hill, Republicans intensifed their effort to undermine Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

May 24, 2011

By appointing Warren during a Senate recess, Obama can name the leader best qualified to head the agency and prove he’s willing to stand up to Wall Street.

May 24, 2011