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Economic unrest in Greece has the potential to quickly spread through the entire European Union—and back to the US where the crisis originated on Wall Street. 

The GOP has disowned some of their favorite ideas—pay as you go budgets, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling—once President Obama has endorsed them.

Debtocracy strikes an ironic chord of dissonance between Greece's glorious past and perilous present.

Does Bill Clinton still not grasp that the current economic crisis is in large measure his legacy?

A foreclosed home

An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.

Not one of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination who debated Monday night rose to a point of seriousness in addressing the nation’s grievous problems. 

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

Workers in front of the White House

True economic recovery will require creative solutions to deeply rooted problems. Our first great task is to change the way we talk about what's possible.

The best way to ensure corporate accountability is to save a seat on every board for an independent watchdog.

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A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

Both spending cuts and tax increases will hurt the vulnerable the hardest and fastest.

November 14, 2012

Ryan: “I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare.” Yes they did. 

November 14, 2012

As Congress nears the so-called "fiscal cliff," they should listen to voters: austerity cuts are unacceptable.

November 13, 2012

How hard will it be to negotiate with congressional Republicans? Ask the Republican senator who thinks voters are ignorant about fiscal math.

November 12, 2012

Not to be outdone by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan tells the biggest lie of the 2012 campaign.

November 4, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: With staggering unemployment, Romney’s trickle-down policies are the last thing the United States needs.

October 20, 2012

If Republicans take the debt ceiling hostage again, it could hurt the administration’s leverage for the fiscal cliff. 

October 18, 2012