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Williston, North Dakota

Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels. 

After Friday’s violent clashes, the greatest conflict facing the movement may come from within.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

David Brooks

For one-percenters like the Times columnist, city life has never been better.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

To building a lasting peace between teachers unions and communities of color, we can’t forget their most painful battle of all.

Cofán women near a pool of oil in the Amazonian region of Ecuador, 2005.

How law firms and lobbyists protect and whitewash petroleum dictatorships.

Pollution

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory’s political system too.

Blogs

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015