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Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

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. 

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

President Bill Clinton

At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.

An Apple store in China

Steve Jobs told Obama that Apple manufacturing jobs are never coming back to the US. Really?

Steve Jobs

While our tech-obsessed media fondled their iPhones, it was left to a courageous monologist to discover the real legacy of Apple's founder.

Obama's Asia trip was declared a failure, but that's an oversimplification: it was also a chance for the US to reconnect with India and Indonesia, and there Obama did well.

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

Blogs

Congress is debating various slash-and-burn proposals that would lead to privatization of the postal service. But it does not have to happen. The USPS is not broke. It ought to be renewed and expanded.

April 17, 2012

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

The Democrats’ new star had some tough words for Obama and the Democratic Party on upcoming free trade deals.  

September 19, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Zero job growth, a 16.2 percent real unemployment rate, a shrinking work week, declining pay: Obama has his Labor Day work cut out for him.

September 2, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

The Clinton years analogies have been coming fast and furious since the midterm elections and Obama's self-described “shellacking.”  But today's administration seems anything but worried about the comparisons—in fact, they seem to be doing their best to roll back the clock.

January 4, 2011

Journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis describe their run-in with Wackenhut security as they attempted to interview BP and US government officials in the US Gulf. "The whole Gulf Coast is a corporate oil state," says Klein.

May 28, 2010

A West Virginia Congressman's primary defeat sends an ominous message to all incumbents. But Democrats should be especially conscious of the threat posed by an anti-Washington mood.

May 12, 2010