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Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

George Packer

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Turkey processing plant in North Carolina

The state’s unprecedented cuts to benefits for the jobless are leaving families stranded without money for food, transportation and housing.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte undertook a pure search for truth. He also distrusted international markets. Does that make him an ancestor to anti-globalization activists?

Occupy Wallstreet protest

A band of finance wizards take on the system they now say is corrupt.

ALEC protest

Its annual conference proved that ALEC is still cozy with the NRA—and still pushing the agenda of giant corporations and right-wing ideologues.

Blogs

As a trade deal focusing on the financial sector is underway so too is a campaign to organize Wall Street’s rank-and-file.

July 9, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

The Hobby Lobby case is more clearly aimed at women, but Harris v. Quinn may prove even more consequential for the lives of working women.

July 7, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014

The journey one of the first domestic workers’ groups in New York attests to the power of grassroots labor activism and the hurdles that come with it. 

July 3, 2014

Walgreens wants to use tax loopholes to take $4 billion out of taxpayers’ pockets. And that’s just the beginning.

July 3, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

“Working people have experienced—for a long time—the diminishment of their voice,” says David Weil, the new director of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

July 1, 2014

A new report reveals the vast majority of workers are immigrants and people of color who earn about $8 less than the industry average. 

July 1, 2014