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Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Blogs

The GOP is addled by extremist ideology and vengeful partisanship. As the debt-ceiling talks have demonstrated, the party makes the routine difficult and the necessary impossible.

June 28, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

Vermont's independent senator urges the president to reject GOP demands that the budget be balanced on the backs of working Americans. 

June 27, 2011

A report released last month found that Massey Energy was largely responsible for the mine explosion that killed 29 people. But little justice has been rendered.

June 26, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011

This week, four perspectives on President Obama's announcement on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Plus, a reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, and a new WikiLeaks Haiti report.

June 24, 2011

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed.

June 24, 2011

The Senate heard emotional tales of struggling middle-class families Thursday—but it‘s not clear they can do anything about it.

June 23, 2011

Republican senators and the right-wing echo chamber did everything they could to prevent unionization of airport screeners. The union drive succeeded anyway.

June 23, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011