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The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Are we prepared to care for the aging baby boomer population?

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Domestic worker

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

The digital libertarian famed for technical innovation faced for the first time a protest movement not afraid to take their fight to the streets.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

Blogs

One hundred and three million people are poor or near poor in the United States today. Is it time to make the fight against poverty personal?

June 1, 2012

They clean the offices of some of the biggest corporations in the world for less than $9,000 per year. Now janitors in Houston are deciding whether to strike.

June 1, 2012

Some Republicans may blame immigrants for the country’s economic woes, but in reality, the causes are far more deeply rooted and complex.

May 31, 2012

The embattled governor faces the last debate of Wisconsin’s recall fight. He should answer questions about lies to Congress, a corruption probe and whether he supported recalls before he opposed them.

May 31, 2012

Two years ago, Scott Walker hailed recalls as ”an extraordinary thing” and said they were “about hope.” Now, he condemns citizens for using the power to hold him to account.

May 29, 2012

The Houston economy is creating more millionaires than any other city in the US. It’s also stealing more than $753 million annually from low-wage workers.

May 25, 2012

The embattled Wisconsin governor brings in South Carolina governor, top proponent of right-to-work laws, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, top proponent of corporate raiding.

May 24, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

Lawsuits alone won’t be enough for a real cultural shift.

May 23, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012