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The retail giant acknowledges that a “thorough review” is under way and vows “appropriate action” if violations are discovered.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Marine Le Pen

For the first time in recorded history, the ultra-right-wing National Front came first in a national election.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

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.

Blogs

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died in Memphis where he was showing support for the right of public employees to organize and strike.  We remember this, during a time when public workers in our country are under attack, as Dr. King's day approaches.

January 13, 2011

A lot of people have talked this week about violent political rhetoric bringing the US to a fever pitch, but there's something else keeping people on edge: that's economic catastrophe and despair.

January 12, 2011

Ari Berman explains the message Obama is sending by appointing William Daley and Gene Sperling to his White House team.

January 7, 2011

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on US TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

January 6, 2011

Bill Daley's appointment for White House chief of staff is another indication of Wall Street's sway over the Obama Administration.

January 5, 2011

The Clinton years analogies have been coming fast and furious since the midterm elections and Obama's self-described “shellacking.”  But today's administration seems anything but worried about the comparisons—in fact, they seem to be doing their best to roll back the clock.

January 4, 2011

The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of a crop of problems that are likely to be coming your way.

January 3, 2011

First, Washington squandered tax dollars on unnecessary wars. Next, Washington bailed out the big banks. Now, the battlelines of 2011 are drawn. President Obama's "Deficit Commission," Republicans in Congress and even some Democrats say the country's broke and that we're going to have to put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs at risk to balance the books. What the right response? "We Won't Pay for Their Crisis."

January 3, 2011

The "under-the-table settlement" draws condemnation in Nigeria, where a leading newspaper says: "Only a painstaking trial and possible conviction, if found guilty, would have forced Halliburton to change its corrupt ways..." But the payout in Nigeria does not mean the US Congress and other officials should neglect Cheney's misdeeds.

December 27, 2010

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010