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Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

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.

Blogs

A recent study shows that school breakfasts can help alleviate child hunger. Will President Obama take action on his pledge to end it? 

March 5, 2013

The $85 billion sequester will hurt our economy—and our people.

March 2, 2013

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions uses some very creative math to prove that people in poverty have incomes that are similar to the middle class.

March 1, 2013

Rather than obsessing over a deficit boogie man, we should be putting financially battered Americans back to work.

February 26, 2013

How committed is the president to kicking big money out of politics?

February 25, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

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