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Zadie Smith

If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?

Barack Obama

The “fiscal cliff” is being used to demand cuts that would otherwise be politically impossible.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

Blogs

TANF authorization expires at the end of March. The program isn’t what you think it is.

February 19, 2013

Financial institutions that are Too Big to Fail are also Too Big to Exist—something conservatives and progressives should be able to agree on.

February 12, 2013

Election officals across the country express concerns about the USPS move to cut delivery. Congress should take note and block the cut.

February 8, 2013

The TANF program expires in March, and the American people need to know what it’s all about before it’s renewed.

February 8, 2013

The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.

February 5, 2013

Before we’re forced to pick our flavor of austerity, we should close tax loopholes in the financial sector to raise much-needed revenue.

February 4, 2013

Concentrated poverty has largely been ignored by policymakers, despite the huge impact it has on student achievement.

February 1, 2013

The agreement is designed to resolve Walmart’s allegations that workers’ Black Friday protests were illegal.

January 31, 2013

President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013