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Newt Gingrich

Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.

A Greek flag flies in Athens

After months of political upheaval and chaos in the bond markets, few investors believe austerity programs are a route to growth and debt reduction.

His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever,  helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.

The vast majority of Americans want Congress to focus on jobs. So why is it still focused on deficit reduction—and making key budget decisions in secret?

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.

Blogs

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014

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