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VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

Blogs

Fox News called the settlement "chump change."

November 19, 2010

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a little over a year after bankruptcy proceedings and billions of government dollars in bailouts, right?

November 18, 2010

According to the Center for American Progress, the president has the power to use executive orders, rulemaking and diplomacy to further a progressive agenda without ever consulting Congress.

November 16, 2010

As news of UK government cuts come daily, what could be a better moment to announce a royal wedding?

November 16, 2010

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is ready to fight for a progressive alternative to proposals to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

November 15, 2010

Lou Dobbs is as two-faced when it comes to business advice as he is about immigration policy.

November 12, 2010

Obama's Fiscal Commission puts cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid "on the table." The president's response is "weak." Pelosi says, "This proposal is simply unacceptable."

November 12, 2010

This week’s Republican "tsunami" is textbook politics: voters united around, well, the same frustrations they had two years ago.

November 3, 2010

This is the final chapter in the long and winding right-wing witch hunt against an organization that stood strong for poor and working people.

November 2, 2010