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Homelessness

To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.

Michael Harrington

Fifty years after the publication of The Other America, imagining that the author would find cause for hope—and dismay—in today's political culture.

Foreclosed home

It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

Protest in Greece

The eurocrisis fully exposes the folly of deficit mania in a time of recession. So why are the GOP candidates still oblivious?

A policeman in Athens

In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.

Davos, Switzerland

Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.

Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

Food stamps

For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.

An unemployed person

With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.

Blogs

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

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

Both spending cuts and tax increases will hurt the vulnerable the hardest and fastest.

November 14, 2012

Ryan: “I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare.” Yes they did. 

November 14, 2012

As Congress nears the so-called "fiscal cliff," they should listen to voters: austerity cuts are unacceptable.

November 13, 2012