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Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Doctor

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

Elizabeth Warren

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

Dollar

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

David Brooks

The conservative NYT columnist steers the conversation away from economics and toward “behavioral” terrain.

Homelessness

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

Blogs

A new report reveals that America’s highest-paid CEOs often do their jobs badly, leaving taxpayers to clean up the mess.

August 28, 2013

Under the sequester, only one in four eligible families receives rental assistance vouchers—and waiting lists are growing.

July 19, 2013

Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

The Democrat is an old-school defender of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Republican is for raising the retirement age and ‘chained CPI.’

June 25, 2013

And they’re picking up steam throughout the country.

June 19, 2013

One candidate’s push to move New York past the new “gilded age.”

June 13, 2013

The House Budget Committee chairman is so determined to advance his austerity agenda that he’s talking about abandoning commitments to Americans nearing retirement.

March 5, 2013

Rather than obsessing over a deficit boogie man, we should be putting financially battered Americans back to work.

February 26, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

Boehner's vision for a post-cliff America includes slashing benefits and gutting vital social services. 

January 2, 2013