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Riding with a caravan that descended on Washington Monday, to call for immediate government action to push down fuel prices.

Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

As Clinton rewrites the history of her support for NAFTA, Obama needs to
prove he understands what's wrong with global trade pacts.

Gas is up, sneakers are up, onions are up and eggs, too. The only thing that is not up is your income.

Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with our own sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.

A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.

For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.

The power of Wall Street money and ideas must give way to a new public agenda to restore the real economy.

Proving once and for all that progressive economic projects are worth more than tax cuts.

People are wriggling free of the fetters of corporate culture.

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Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

The smallest federal enforcement outfit has perhaps the best record on Wall Street prosecutions. Why?

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The outspoken congressman wants to use the budget crisis to advance his privatization agenda.

October 9, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

Obama has a chance to name a reformer as Fed Chair and make good on the "new politics" he promised in 2008.

September 16, 2013

Certain media outlets claim the sequestration wasn’t that bad, but that’s only because we don’t fully understand their consequences yet.

September 9, 2013