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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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“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015

Now a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is arguing that the government should wind down several large financial institutions.

May 6, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015