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Blaming themselves for their plight, the unemployed don’t look to protest—or to government—for a way out.

It's Time for Debt Forgiveness, American-Style

The nation’s largest banks are methodically harvesting the last possible pound of flesh from millions of homeowners. We should put a stop to it.

Occupy Wall Street

As the Congressional budget supercommittee deliberates, fiscal hawks are calling for “tough choices.” The 99 percent are demanding economic justice.

Barack Obama

A powerful, bipartisan coalition of deficit hawks has manufactured a center-right consensus that dominates the Beltway.

Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need—is our nation descending into barbarism?

A rural post office

The privatization vultures and deficit hawks want to pick apart this essential public service. But the PO is not only a vital community asset; it’s perfectly positioned to lead the country into the digital future.

The GOP declares Keynesianism dead, but it hasn’t really been tried. The great economist would have us do much more than “prime the pump” to pull the country out of this morass.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Barack Obama

Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he's jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon.

In the United States, the richest 400 people own more collective wealth than the bottom 150 million. As Alperovitz puts it, this is quite literally medieval. 

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Even as we snicker at Europe’s misfortunes, the continent has a unique opportunity to become a truly united state.

June 15, 2012

The latest election spat holds an important clue about who has real solutions for the stagnant recovery.

June 11, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

Mitt says he will lead on debt reduction, but he avoids saying how. 

May 15, 2012

The largest IPO in history serves us lessons in what it means to love your country. 

May 14, 2012

Wisconsin's governor once warned against suggesting that protests and recalls were causing job losses. Now, as his own job is threatened, he says dissent is the problem.

April 30, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

Members of the US House will, in a series of votes Thursday, have an opportunity to offer their views not just on the Obama budget and Paul Ryan's budget, but also on the Congressional Progressive Caucus "Budget for All."

March 28, 2012

With millions still on the verge of losing their homes, why is the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency standing in the way of solutions for the housing crisis? 

March 21, 2012

Our police force is the only entity that can ensure protection and justice. We must reform it, not opt out of it.

March 20, 2012