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The Purple Network Opinion Duel: Does the US Need a Higher Minimum Wage?

The third in a series of debates between The Nation and The National Review, moderated by Roll Call.

Richmond Progressive Alliance

In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Blogs

Across the country, seniors are fighting back against real-life death panels: cuts to their aid and closures of life-saving facilities.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Make no mistake: Those members of the House who voted against raising the debt ceiling aided a Republican effort to force the gutting of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

June 1, 2011

With high unemployment among youth, maybe young people should be thinking about creating their own jobs.

May 31, 2011

 This week, Ryan's draconian budget is dealt a defeaning blow. We take stock of the House vote to end the war in Afghanistan, and two slideshows: seven commonly purchased Koch products and a very special tribute for Memorial Day.

May 27, 2011

This week, a Wisconsin judge ruled down Gov. Scott Walker’s law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights of state employees. 

May 27, 2011

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