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By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Blogs

A new report on single mothers in the United States shatters some of the Gipper’s favorite myths that still persist today.

March 15, 2012

Progressives can’t afford to focus on one side over the other.

March 15, 2012

Widespread use of the Pill for family planning purposes has allowed women to flood the workforce.

March 14, 2012

Still no good news for women in the recovery.

March 13, 2012

Here’s another sign that higher education may not be a panacea for women in the workforce.

March 13, 2012

A closer look shows that women are still getting left out of the economic recovery.

March 12, 2012

The Republicans are trying to overturn decades of women’s rights victories.

March 9, 2012

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