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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

Katrina vanden Heuvel asks, are the millionaires in Congress are out of touch with the American public? In a word: yes.

November 23, 2010

Fiscal Commission member Rep. Jan Schakowsky "gets" that working families should not bear the overwhelming majority of the burden for putting the nation's fiscal house in order.

November 19, 2010

Fox News called the settlement "chump change."

November 19, 2010

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a little over a year after bankruptcy proceedings and billions of government dollars in bailouts, right?

November 18, 2010

According to the Center for American Progress, the president has the power to use executive orders, rulemaking and diplomacy to further a progressive agenda without ever consulting Congress.

November 16, 2010

As news of UK government cuts come daily, what could be a better moment to announce a royal wedding?

November 16, 2010

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is ready to fight for a progressive alternative to proposals to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

November 15, 2010

Lou Dobbs is as two-faced when it comes to business advice as he is about immigration policy.

November 12, 2010

Obama's Fiscal Commission puts cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid "on the table." The president's response is "weak." Pelosi says, "This proposal is simply unacceptable."

November 12, 2010