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Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

President Bill Clinton

At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis talks to The Nation about getting the Labor Department its teeth back, her worst moment as secretary and her legacy.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon. 

The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Blogs

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

In a devastating exposé of the day to day lives of Greek citizens, Margaronis revisits the rapidly devolving streets of Athens.

December 7, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Oregon activisits are building a better place to move their money.

November 28, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

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

November 7, 2011