More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.
Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.
Steve Jobs told Obama that Apple manufacturing jobs are never coming back to the US. Really?
The new version of the federal education law would further entrench the problems besetting schools that serve poor and minority children.
A pioneering historian convinced that another world was possible, and that working people would create it for themselves.
Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.
For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
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.
With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”