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It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

LBJ

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

Blogs

This “Super” Committee is actually a ticking time bomb strapped to two sacred cows: military spending and social spending.

August 4, 2011

A Democratic Senate endorses a plan that Bernie Sanders warns risks “devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...”

August 2, 2011

President Obama heralds his supporters for pressuring Congress for a debt deal that most of his supporters dislike.

August 1, 2011

As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.

August 1, 2011

The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”

July 31, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

President Obama has successfully used the bully pulpit to undermine the case for progressive governance.

July 28, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011

Economic anxiety is at an all-time high as both parties embrace austerity politics.

July 26, 2011