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It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with
economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief
for the poorest nations could make a real difference for the 1 billion
people who live on less than a dollar a day.

Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop
of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates,
misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

As Asian countries grow in economic power, Africa lags behind the developed world. Can it ever catch up? Will corruption, geography and disease continue to hold it back?

Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.

It takes a hurricane to raise awareness that the
numbers of poor people are growing on George Bush's watch. Will that be
enough for the President to begin to level the playing field?

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

When the adulation fades, Alan Greenspan will be recognized as a right-wing ideologue and the most politicized Fed chairman in history.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

Oil exploration in Ecuador has transformed the national consciousness.

Blogs

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

Clinton said as recently as the 2008 campaign that welfare reform was a success, but its track record has proven otherwise for the country’s poorest.

May 11, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015