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Syriza supporters

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

Haiti reconstruction

The international community pledged enough aid to give every Haitian a check for $1,000. The money went elsewhere.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Graduation

The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

If not, we must stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership before it does more damage to our country.

In The Tyranny of the Meritocracy, Lani Guinier argues that the SATs have become “accurate reflectors of wealth and little else.”

Edmund Fawcett

In Edmund Fawcett’s new history, liberalism begins with capitalism and revolution.

Blogs

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

January 16, 2015