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David Brooks

The conservative NYT columnist steers the conversation away from economics and toward “behavioral” terrain.

LBJ

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

Homelessness

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Blogs

For years, he's justified his austerity budgets with premonitions of a spike in inflation and interest rates. Problem is it hasn't happened.

August 21, 2012

Republicans once warned against “unfair money-getting.” Now, they are preparing to do even more to facilitate “vulture capitalism.”

August 20, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The extremism of the vice presidential candidate’s blueprint for the GOP makes him the farthest thing from brave.

August 14, 2012

Mitt Romney tops the ticket, officially, But Paul Ryan is now its defining figure. Right-wingers are delighted. And so are Democrats.

August 11, 2012

We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks off a new series at TheNation.com.

August 10, 2012

Could Mitt Romney really be foolish enough to pick as his running mate a bailout-backing, budget-busting hypocrite whose fiscal fantasies threaten Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

August 8, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012