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That Lawrence Summers and Bill Clinton, the president he served as treasury secretary, can still get away with disclaiming responsibility for our financial meltdown is an insult to reason.

Betrayal by the “good guys” for whom we have ended up voting has become the norm.

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

Widespread resistance to natural gas fracking is rising above New York's Marcellus Shale.

Dump 'Citizens United'!

We need a constitutional amendment to stem the flood of corporate money that’s poisoning our democracy.

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These new political monsters have let loose an avalanche of scorched-earth, negative campaign ads—and enriched TV stations in the process.

It’s time to tackle the root problem: subservience to corporate and financial powers.

Only a federal investigation can get to the bottom of what happened in the housing bubble—and get a fair deal for homeowners.

In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.

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There is no three-strikes law for crooked bankers, who usually get off with a fine and a promise not to do it again, and again and again.

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The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."

June 5, 2013

Get to know the CEOs, investors and consultants converging on Bentonville this week to decide the future of the company.

June 5, 2013

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair play.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

“Behind every fortune lies a crime,” said Balzac—allegedly true for the fortune inherited by Penny Pritzker. Though nowadays, as the finances of Obama's Commerce pick show, the crime is how much is not illegal at all.

May 6, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013