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(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.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

Blogs

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is committed to enforcing laws against wage theft. But Florida agricultural workers say new, stronger laws are still needed.

May 27, 2010

Christopher Hayes says that Rand Paul’s defense of BP reflects the common mentality of politicians and corporations who have continually displayed a lack of accountability over the past decade.

May 25, 2010

Guest-hosting The Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC Editor Christopher Hayes asks why the libertarian Rand Paul is so determined to defend BP's honor.

May 24, 2010

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy. 

May 24, 2010

The Nation's DC Editor Chris Hayes reports on The Rachel Maddow Show that stalling the financial reform legislation has introduced stronger consumer protections.

May 20, 2010

Harry Reid tried to shut down the debate on financial services reform. Republicans and responsible Democrats blocked the move. They were right to do so.

May 20, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes appears on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's blatant attempts to defend big oil and his shortcomings in regulating the Minerals Management Service.

May 19, 2010

Watch Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel on Democracy Now! discussing the anti-incumbent mood in the country.

May 19, 2010

Voters want strong action, not weak words.

May 18, 2010

Consumer groups won a vital ally—the Obama administration—in their fight to protect the ability of states to regulate and prosecute bad banks. But corporate Democrats in the Senate are still doing Wall Street's bidding on this key amendment.

May 13, 2010