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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.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls for a "new type of Wall Street, a Wall Street that is not interested in bubble economics," in this first in a series of videos.

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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

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

The GOP’s CEO candidate revealed his allegiances in the battle to disengage democracy with his declaration that “corporations are people, too, my friend."

August 20, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

The great scholar of the African-American political experience urged us: “If we can dare to dream politically, let us dream of the world as it should be.”

April 2, 2011

“This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending -- domestic discretionary spending -- to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President. Let me repeat that...."

That was our president announcing his 2012 budget. And indeed let's repeat that — and note a few things he didn't say.

February 16, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

WikiLeaks may be the biggest information explosion this week, but Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bailout program could well spark the most outrage—at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

December 2, 2010