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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.

Miami skyline

The buyers come from all over the globe, bearing cash and complicated pasts.

Here are a few recent buyers of high-end Miami properties.

The Miami estate of Jose Pedro de Morais

The former finance minister of a notoriously corrupt regime in Angola is living in high style.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

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.

Blogs

Mayor Mike has a plan to fire thousands of teachers; unions and students have a plan to make the the big banks pay their fair share.

May 7, 2011

This week, the Nation brings you in-depth coverage of Osama bin Laden's death and what's next for the 'War on Terror.' And I argue for a saner budget blueprint modeled after the Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget.

May 6, 2011

Teachers in California have planned a Wisconsin-style sit-in at their state's Capitol to oppose education cuts.

May 6, 2011

Finally, Republicans in Congress have announced a jobs plan. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to actually create any jobs.

May 5, 2011

The Obama administration considers cutting the corporate tax rate during a time when Americans are being asked to sacrifice their social safety net.

May 5, 2011

Thousands of protesters in North Carolina and Pennsylvania descended upon their State Capitols to demand an end to education cuts, gas companies giveaways, and corporate loopholes.

May 4, 2011

In a key electoral test of Governor Scott Walker's agenda, a legislative seat previously held by a top Walker aide is filled with a Democrat. The win provides momentum for Democratic efforts to recall Republican state senators.

May 4, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

Plus, thousands are expected to turn out in North Carolina and Pennsylvania today to protest state budget cuts.

May 3, 2011