Nation Topics - Inequality
News and Features
More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.
For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.
After years of fraying, the US social compact is in danger of coming apart altogether. Will Americans fight back?
As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.
The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.
Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.
For Kim and Reed, Obama's caving to Republican pressure on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans was a defeat, even if it resulted in some good results for progressives. But if the Democrats are compromising their values now, how does this bode for upcoming legislative battles?
GOP leaders are going to the mat for the wealthy while abandoning those who lost their jobs because of Wall Street's recklessness.
Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?
Inequality has risen under Republicans and Democrats when they’ve embraced neoliberalism.