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Dimon

Using familiar Wall Street tactics, JPMorgan Chase rigged the rules in his favor. But the movement for corporate accountability lives on.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

Blogs

This “Super” Committee is actually a ticking time bomb strapped to two sacred cows: military spending and social spending.

August 4, 2011

Americans for Prosperity just sent misleading information about voting to thousands of Wisconsinites.

August 3, 2011

A Democratic Senate endorses a plan that Bernie Sanders warns risks “devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...”

August 2, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that the debt deal will only make it more difficult for the federal government to foster the economic recovery the American people so desperately want.

August 2, 2011

The political and economic elite are drifting further and further away from the rest of the country.

August 2, 2011

The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession. 

August 2, 2011

President Obama heralds his supporters for pressuring Congress for a debt deal that most of his supporters dislike.

August 1, 2011

All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans.

August 1, 2011

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.

August 1, 2011