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Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.

Can Senate reformers stiffen President Obama's spine in the fight for financial regulatory overhaul?

The former Fed chief makes his case: everyone, and no one, is to blame for the financial crisis.

Some of the tea party's anger at the tax system is justified. We can find common ground with open-minded activists.

What the mayor of one community hard hit by war spending is doing.

After reporting US politics and economics for forty years, Nation national affairs correspondent William Greider still considers himself an optimist. Appearing as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Greider discusses the promise of the American people and their crucial role in reforming government.

Obama is on the brink of bringing significant reforms for workers to government contractors.

A big deficit-reduction program would destroy the economy two years into the Great Crisis.

Banks do have a license to steal. There is no other way to read Tuesday's report from the New York state comptroller that bonuses for Wall Street financiers rose 17 percent to $20.3 billion in 2009.

How could Barack Obama have ended up, one year later, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt began?

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Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014