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This clutch of books offers
an excellent retrospective on the recent stock-market crash, which
wiped out $8.5 trillion in market value.

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

Thomas Friedman hasn't been this worked up about free trade since the anti-World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.

I'm an optimist by disposition, but some weeks it's hard to find evidence of progress in human affairs.

It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

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A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

By arguing that public sector jobs aren't “real,” Republicans are making the bleak economic situation worse.

November 4, 2011

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel accuses Paul Ryan of pandering to Washington's "austerity class"—and argues that the President needs to stand with the majority of Americans who want to see the country's chronic inequities addressed.

October 28, 2011

Groups urging Congress to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction are totally divorced from political and economic reality.

October 28, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011