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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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Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Do we invest in affordable housing, or a mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes? Congress’s “Terrible Ten” force the poor to sacrifice for breaks for the rich.

September 27, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The Democrats’ new star had some tough words for Obama and the Democratic Party on upcoming free trade deals.  

September 19, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

Last week's poverty figures made the media take notice of our historic poverty rate. Here's what we should do about it.

September 19, 2011