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Conservatives’ silver bullet is a joke.

“The First Cotton Gin,” Harper’s Weekly, December 18, 1869

Capitalism’s newest critics offer a groundbreaking account of slavery, but does their economic history add up?

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

The jobless recovery means massive speedups for many workers you depend on.

Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

US Dollars

Eighty percent of Americans want to hike wages, but powerful Republicans keep saying no.

Blogs

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015