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On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
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

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.


 While doormen fight for a small wage increase, they open doors for some of New York's richest.

April 27, 2010

Senate Republican block debate on reform. But the AFL-CIO and National People’s Action have a different idea -- and they are taking it to Wall Street.

April 27, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes joins The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the strategy of both parties on Wall Street reform.

April 23, 2010

Without Sherrod Brown's fix, financial services reform could be nothing more than a sham.

April 23, 2010

The Greek debt package reflects Europe's failure.

April 23, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes discusses the sudden conciliatory behavior from Republicans as President Obama pushes for Wall Street reform legislation.

April 22, 2010

President Obama's conciliatory rhetoric denies the reality that big banks and corporations bet against Anerican communities.

April 22, 2010

One of the best kept secrets in Washington is the working of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Does it get the job done? Not even close.

April 22, 2010

Massey Energy hasn't taken a hit after the mine explosion that killed 29 miners--in fact, they're buying more companies.

April 21, 2010

The independent senator from Vermont backs four amendments to make a tepid bill muscular enough to change the way Wall Street does business.

April 20, 2010