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America is stuck in an absurd debate over how deeply to cut teachers’ pensions and seniors’ medical benefits while preserving tax breaks for the superrich.

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

Matthew Yglesias joins Chris Hayes to explain the vital role the Fed plays in managing the health of the economy.

Paul Ryan

The threatened government shutdown was averted, but Democrats agreed to $38 billion in budget cuts. Here's what we'll see in the next negotiations.

The argument that tax cuts to wealthy will create jobs doesn't make sense.

Women Under the Budget Knife

Despite all the talk of shared sacrifice, the drastic slashes to public sector jobs and social programs will hurt women the most.

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

Deficit mania is built on a series of destructive neoliberal myths.

David Cameron

David Cameron’s coalition is prescribing the economic policy equivalent of leeches.

The government is making life immeasurably harder for some of the country’s poorest people.

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Will the Supreme Leader make concessions to the losing party?

December 20, 2012

Ben Bernanke described the persistence of mass joblessness as “a waste of human and economic potential.”

December 13, 2012

While the house burns, our heroes deal it out in the name of austerity!

December 11, 2012

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012

Over time, Americans have become more open to tax increases.

December 5, 2012

As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

Ross Douthat is worried about fewer American babies. Family policy could be the answer.

December 4, 2012

Why do we let doomsayers control the 'fiscal cliff' conversation?

December 4, 2012

After all the Republican ranting about socialism, a new poll finds Americans have more positive feelings about… socialism.

December 1, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012