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The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Are there any practical reasons for a bi-weekly payroll?

Conservatives today talk up all kinds of values, but they're all subordinated to a single goal: class warfare.

In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?

Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.

Is the recession really ending? What does Elizabeth Warren's sort-of appointment mean? Dean Baker has answers on Grit TV.

Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?

If the boom years failed to lift poor mothers into the middle class, how are they faring now that the middle class is becoming the new poor?

Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.

Blogs

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

Members of the US House will, in a series of votes Thursday, have an opportunity to offer their views not just on the Obama budget and Paul Ryan's budget, but also on the Congressional Progressive Caucus "Budget for All."

March 28, 2012

If Romney wins Ohio, he’ll be in a good position to win the nomination. But that doesn’t mean voters like him.

March 6, 2012

What do liberals think of the Republican race for the presidential nomination?

January 23, 2012

Liberals should not fall for Rick Santorum’s phony presentation as someone who cares about—or would do anything for—working-class Americans. 

January 5, 2012

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel accuses Paul Ryan of pandering to Washington's "austerity class"—and argues that the President needs to stand with the majority of Americans who want to see the country's chronic inequities addressed.

October 28, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011