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Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Wal-Mart shopping cart

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Bitter Chocolate: Hershey's Broken Trust

A new attorney general in Pennsylvania could launch a real investigation into the diversion of charitable resources to luxury golf and Republican politics.

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.

The Court’s next project: saving Wall Street from Dodd-Frank.

Helping the big get bigger, the strong get stronger.

Blogs

Scores of West Virginians are reporting symptoms related to exposure to chemical-tainted water.

January 15, 2014

A new bill would force federal agencies to be honest about how much they’re really making corporations pay.

January 8, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013

Regulators have finalized a key financial reform intended to make banking boring again. 

December 11, 2013

Distribution companies stress safety and speed to their workers. But are those two goals even compatible?

December 5, 2013

The spot explains that nature sucks but a stroll through the plastic corridors of Toys“R”Us is just what young minds need to stimulate their inner creativity and happiness.

December 4, 2013

The massive corporations taking part in Giving Tuesday aren’t anonymous. They want positive pr, and for that they deserve serious scrutiny.

November 29, 2013