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Madame Curie's denial of radiation dangers is emblematic of the legacy we now face as America's romance with the atom draws to a close.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.


Marc Cooper's July 24/31 "Where's Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?"
provoked a storm of controversy from Honolulu to Brooklyn.

There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

On the final day of the Seattle demonstrations this past December, Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight introduced the story with a sly aside: "The thousands of demonstrators will go

The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

The United States never held a large number of direct colonies, a fact that has prompted many political leaders to declare it the great exception to colonialism.

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Obama must stand up and fight for the safety net. 

February 2, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

It's worth noting, while New Yorkers dig ourselves out from another snowstorm, that the story that went rocketing around the media after the first major snowstorm of the year, of a union staging a work slowdown that kept the city paralyzed, has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.

January 27, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

By outlining new investments and pledging to strengthen Social Security, President Obama mostly reassured Democratic supporters in his speech. Now can he make it happen?

January 26, 2011

Obama's State of the Union speech did a lot right, but got one thing curiously wrong.

January 25, 2011

John Nichols talks about how Paul Ryan will slickly try to sell Americans on ideas that will benefit Wall Street and the super-rich at the expense of the poor and middle class.

January 25, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders and progressive groups are urging the president to avoid any talk of cutting Social Security. Instead, Sanders says, he should use the SOTU to "stand by your campaign promises to strengthen Social Security."

January 24, 2011

William Hartung joins Democracy Now! to talk about Lockheed Martin and the 50th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's farewell address.

January 20, 2011

A new Republican Congress eager to please corporations is expected. We weren't expecting such an open display of eagerness from Obama.

January 19, 2011