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Friends of predatory lenders stay in the minority, while foes move toward the majority.

If Wal-Mart finds resistance irksome, it should lobby for universal healthcare.

Villaraigosa could make political history not just for his city, but for the country.

Wal-Mart recently found another group to offend (besides women, immigrants, African-Americans, worldwide organized labor and small businesspeople).

Cozying up to Wal-Mart may cost a New Jersey mayor his job.

About those secret payments, alligator boots, and how to "Love Mom, Not Wal-Mart."

By supporting LA's incumbent mayor, the labor movement may have weakened its hand.

Has the United States become like ancient Rome, in love with costly conquest?

Blogs

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015