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Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

President Bill Clinton

At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis talks to The Nation about getting the Labor Department its teeth back, her worst moment as secretary and her legacy.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon. 

The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

Blogs

Georgia does its damndest to get to zero welfare recipients, and California decides whether poor pregnant women should receive aid before their third trimester.

April 20, 2012

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

April 19, 2012

Congress is debating various slash-and-burn proposals that would lead to privatization of the postal service. But it does not have to happen. The USPS is not broke. It ought to be renewed and expanded.

April 17, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Nearly 70,000 Pennsylvanians depend on General Assistance, the safety net of last resort. Governor Tom Corbett wants the program eliminated.

April 13, 2012

Housing Advocates have filed a complaint against Wells Fargo, accusing the nation’s largest mortgage lender of failing to maintain and market foreclosed properties in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

April 11, 2012

Looking to join the fight against poverty? Start right here.

April 6, 2012

Fresno adopts a policy of seizing and destroying homeless residents' property and a local legal services non-profit fights back.

March 30, 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

The country's largest industrial labor union is teaming up with the world’s largest worker-cooperative to put people to work in enterprises that build worker power.

March 27, 2012