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The country's largest employer tried to compare the wages of their long-term employees to the stipends of Nation interns. The Daily Beast bought their spin.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Larry Summers

His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.

Lawrence Summers

Appointing Summers to head the Federal Reserve would only rub salt in the wounds of the disappearing middle class.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Friedrich Hayek and colleagues, 1950

Angus Burgin revisits Friedrich Hayek’s Mont Pelerin Society in The Great Persuasion.

Lawrence Summers

The guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Blogs

On The Ed Show Tuesday night, The Nation’s John Nichols discusses whether Republican Governor Scott Walker’s next move will be laying off teachers and other public workers.

February 23, 2011

John Nichols joins The Progressive’s Matthew Rothschild on GRITtv to discuss the forces pushing for Wisconsin's union-busting legislation.

February 23, 2011

A prankster posing as David Koch catches Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker acknowledging Koch's “vested interest” in a budget bill.

February 23, 2011

According to John Nichols, the Republicans' efforts to curb workers' rights is about attacking the public sphere and public education.

February 22, 2011

On The Ed Show, John Nichols says that an ad campaign by the Club for Growth is fueling the assault on Wisconsin workers.

February 22, 2011

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

Amid continued Republican and financial sector challenges, Elizabeth Warren reminds us that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's greatest strength is its independence.

February 22, 2011

Sure, Wisconsin has financial troubles. Just about every state does. Instead of addressing them in the same way the state traditionally has, however, the governor is using what he calls a “crisis” as an excuse to bust unions.

February 22, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Awkward? Wisconsin's governor claims he's gotten 19,000 e-mails, many of them supportive of his plan to bust public unions. Then more than 80,000 Wisconsinites attend the largest rally yet to oppose it..

February 20, 2011