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It's still the economy, stupid. The President gets it.

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
Times
and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on
page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

What a lousy Christmas present.

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have
mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent
nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

Blogs

For thousands of protesting Americans, their state budget cuts aren't merely an inconvenience, they're a matter of survival.

April 2, 2011

Author Nicholas Shaxson explains that over half the world's trade is now routed through tax havens, and the United States is itself a leading tax haven.

April 1, 2011

This week, Juan Cole joins us at TheNation.com, on his "Open Letter to the Left on Libya." Progressive allies are turning out on April 4th for a national day of action to protest austerity and corporate tax-dodging. Plus, the GOP overreaches in Ohio, and we debut LyricNation.

April 1, 2011

Democrats at the state-level have been more effective than their national counterparts in garnering support for unions and working people.

April 1, 2011

“It is incomprehensible to me that while creditworthy small businesses in Vermont and throughout the country could not receive affordable loans, the Federal Reserve was providing tens of billions of dollars in credit to a bank that is substantially owned by the Central Bank of Libya,” says Senator Bernie Sanders.

March 31, 2011

Join fellow progressives in actions around the country calling for a different kind of budget debate.

March 31, 2011

Russ Feingold asks: “How can someone like Immelt be given the responsibility of heading a jobs creation task force when his company has been creating more jobs overseas while reducing its American workforce?"

March 31, 2011

A group of religious leaders are fasting to oppose Congress's draconian budget cuts that would deprive poor people of food.

March 30, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies tried to take the law into their own hands—violating state statutes and the Constitution in their mad rush to take away collective-bargaining rights from Wisconsin workers. But they forgot that there are still some judges who take the rule of law seriously.

March 29, 2011

Republicans often bemoan what they view as the heavy burden of government regulation. But the absence of such regulation, combined with the prevalence of industry-bought loopholes, adversely affects Americans every single day.

March 29, 2011