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Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

The retail giant acknowledges that a “thorough review” is under way and vows “appropriate action” if violations are discovered.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Marine Le Pen

For the first time in recorded history, the ultra-right-wing National Front came first in a national election.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Blogs

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet protest continues with tense standoffs between activists and police, and a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr. 

September 21, 2011

FDR’s leadership offers more than nostalgia.

September 20, 2011

With his combative deficit reduction speech, President Obama's "picking the right fights, drawing the right lines and setting up the debate for 2012."

September 20, 2011

Inquiries from the SEC into the federal credit downgrade might reveal a relationship between rating agencies and Wall Street that goes beyond cozy to criminal. 

September 20, 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

A burgeoning “John Doe” probe targets anti-labor governor's political appointees.

September 19, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011