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

The Next Big Housing Crisis?

Second-lien debt could be a greater threat to bank solvency than the subprime disaster of 2008.

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, attacks on unions aren’t about budget savings. They're about dismantling the final barrier to the domination of American politics by the power of money.

What Social Network?

For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.

Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

Would getting rid of the federal deficit be the silver bullet for our ailing economy? Robert Pollin explains why the standard arguments against deficit spending don't tell the whole truth.

It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad ­economics.

The former president set in motion a sizable slice of the fantasies destroying America.

Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?

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Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

From weak enforcement to a blank check for President Cruz, why Democrats are rebelling against trade promotion authority.

June 11, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

“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