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Homeless person in New York City

We need more than just a safety net. We need a blueprint to create good jobs for all.

A coalition of national, state and local organizations in 41 states is uniting around an agenda to put families first.

The powerful US Attorney insists he’s not interested—but even if he changes his mind, recent legal setbacks may foil his chances.

A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

Baltimore row houses

David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.

Detroit homeowners wait for foreclosure hearings

Long-time residents are fighting to keep their homes in what could be the single largest tax foreclosure in American history.

Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

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

May 21, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 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

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

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 “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015