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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.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

Dollar

A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Blogs

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

The extremism of the vice presidential candidate’s blueprint for the GOP makes him the farthest thing from brave.

August 14, 2012

The Ryan budget would eliminate 4.1 million jobs over the next two years.

August 13, 2012

Where Mitt Romney has been vague, Paul Ryan has long been very specific about his support for policies that take a disproportionate toll on women.

August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney tops the ticket, officially, But Paul Ryan is now its defining figure. Right-wingers are delighted. And so are Democrats.

August 11, 2012

We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks off a new series at TheNation.com.

August 10, 2012

Could Mitt Romney really be foolish enough to pick as his running mate a bailout-backing, budget-busting hypocrite whose fiscal fantasies threaten Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

August 8, 2012

All the appalled commentary about Reid’s so-called ethical lapse has crowed out the real question: What was he trying to achieve?

August 7, 2012

Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.

August 7, 2012