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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

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for poor people.

March 9, 2012

If Romney wins Ohio, he’ll be in a good position to win the nomination. But that doesn’t mean voters like him.

March 6, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

The food stamp program is up for reauthorization and three new studies indicate what needs to be done if we want to protect and strengthen it.

March 2, 2012

As Santorum and Romney battle each other in Michigan, the Republicans are losing the state. 

February 28, 2012

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Congress extended unemployment benefits, but it’s no good for those who’ve been jobless the longest.

February 23, 2012

Austerians won the day in Europe—and now the people are paying the price. 

February 21, 2012

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don’t know exactly how the 1 percent does what it does. The money media haven’t explained it, and the 1 percent likes things that way. That’s how Robert Greenwald explained why he and the Brave New Foundation created a new video series.

February 17, 2012

If Obama wants his actions to match his rhetoric about helping the poor, he needs to show a lot more leadership.

February 16, 2012