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Bank of Cyprus

This tiny nation has been pushed off a cliff to "save" the eurozone. Reunification may be the only way to turn the island's fortunes around.

Photo of George Saunders

In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

The man behind Fix the Debt has spent decades trying to foment panic over a looming economic disaster, with little to show for it.

The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.

Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.

He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

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Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

Democrats need to embrace the senator’s populist policies and rhetoric.

November 12, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

The largest public school police department in the nation targets children who are as young as six years old. 

November 8, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The Half in Ten campaign lays out a path to dramatically reduce poverty—but it will require a real, sustained and disruptive fight to acheive it.

November 4, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013