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The Purple Network Opinion Duel: Does the US Need a Higher Minimum Wage?

The third in a series of debates between The Nation and The National Review, moderated by Roll Call.

Richmond Progressive Alliance

In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Blogs

Obama was unwilling to fight for Elizabeth Warren. Will he now fight for the survival of the consumer bureau she convinced him to create?

July 18, 2011

This week, gridlock over the debt-crisis is deflecting attention from the real issue—14 million people unemployed. The Murdoch scandle gets worse; contributor D.D. Guttenplan asks, “Is this is the end of Rupert?” And four groundbreaking investigations.

July 15, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

July 12, 2011

The jobs crisis should be priority number one for the Obama Administration.

July 12, 2011

Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.

July 12, 2011