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Land parched by drought in China

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

The only way to provide for a growing populace in need of a larger infrastructure is by raising the debt ceiling.

The explosive diplomatic cables prove what many Haitians already knew about US and UN meddling in the country.

The political and economic system is broken. It's time we step back and rethink how we can make capitalism work for us.

Leaked documents provide an extraordinary glimpse of US maneuvering in Haiti from before the 2004 coup through the devastating 2010 earthquake.

The GOP is manipulating the current financial situation to push through unpopular policies that would have never gotten them elected. 

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse. 

The story of the financial debacle will end the way it began, with the super-hustlers from Goldman Sachs at the center of the action and profiting wildly.

There aren't too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them--and had he been listened to, a significant part of the housing crisis could have been mitigated.

Nation editor Christopher Hayes discusses how the top twenty-five hedge fund managers made $25 billion last year and what financial reform can do to correct this inequality.

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Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” says postal workers union.

July 26, 2013

Rightwingers are using Detroit's fiscal crisis—much like they did in New York in 1975—to undermine the social safety net.

July 21, 2013

Bankruptcy will dramatically alter Detroit's future. Yet, Michigan’s governor seeks it without consulting the voters.

July 18, 2013

Detroit voters opposed Michigan Governor Snyder 20-1, rejecting his agenda overwhelmingly. Now he has grabbed control of the city.

March 25, 2013

Democrats have an economic duty—and a political opportunity—to counter the House Budget with a robust growth agenda, which Americans favor across the spectrum.

March 21, 2013