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The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

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As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

Ohio voted down Issue 2 yesterday in a major victory for progressives.

November 9, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

Labor rights, voter rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, Democratic renewal, independent progressives, a sheriff with a heart and “Occupy” candidates: all on the ballot for 2011's busiest election day.

November 7, 2011

A Republican Secretary of State, an ALEC ally, shuts down early voting prior to Tuesday's critical referendum on labor rights.

November 6, 2011

 This week, congress fails to act on jobs while President Obama takes his message to the American people. Plus, my new book, Change I Can Believe In, hits books stores. Nation editor Richard Kim on Occupy Wall Street, and a special event with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and others.

November 4, 2011

The key is getting young girls—under age 12—passionate about technology and the physical world. Here’s how. 

November 4, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

By arguing that public sector jobs aren't “real,” Republicans are making the bleak economic situation worse.

November 4, 2011