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Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

"'Gotta go to Moraga!' That's what everybody says," notes a visitor to the Oz-like place where the American educational revolution is being plotted: "That's the code word for going to the mounta

What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

On January 11 Joseph Ha, a Nike vice president, sent what he thought was a confidential letter to Cu Thi Hau, Vietnam's highest-ranking labor official.

The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

The drinks were pouring, the flesh was pressing and a "dream team" of brassy, bluesy, soul and salsa players out to affiliate San Antonio's Tejano bands with the American Federation of Musicians

For more information on HOPE for Africa and Jesse Jackson Jr.'s views, see www.jessejacksonjr.org.

As the affluent Seven plus Russia gathered in Denver, American sermons on the virtuous methods to reduce unemployment worked so much on European nerves that even the Continent's conservative pape

The move to a common currency masks a struggle over the social shape of Europe.

This essay is adapted from Thomas Ferguson's "Blowing Smoke: Who Wants Clinton Impeached And Why," for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William Crotty.

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Without a president who will stand up for the ideals he ran on, even as he seeks resolution, the progressive worldview becomes muted, and the conservative worldview validated.

December 15, 2010

A new compromise between leading Republicans and President Obama to extend an expiring tax policy may end up benefiting some of its student opponents.

December 14, 2010

"Fortunately, the buck does not stop in the Senate," says United for a Fair Economy. "We are calling on the House to fight back and win a better deal for the sake of middle and working class Americans—those who will be saddled with massive new debt to pay for wasteful tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires."

December 14, 2010

On The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Katrina vanden Heuvel commends Bernie Sanders for standing up for the marginalized voices in the tax debate.

December 13, 2010

Vermont senator finishes remarkable protest by urging Americans to "stand up and say, 'that we can do better than this, that we don’t need to drive up the national debt by giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.'"

December 10, 2010

Republican activist Grover Norquist once famously declared that he'd like to shrink the federal government to the point where he could drown it in a bathtub—but a little-noticed provision in the "tax cut compromise" might well drain the states' sinks first.

December 10, 2010

House Democrats can and should focus on getting rid of the massive estate-tax exemption agreed to by President Obama and Senate Republicans. Speaker Pelosi has the arguments—and Thomas Jefferson's warning against allowing "an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth."

December 9, 2010

The Democratic Caucus has rejected the agreement between White House and Republicans.

December 9, 2010

Senator says: "Not only is this bad public policy—driving up the deficit, increasing the growing gap between the rich and everybody else—I think it is bad politics."

December 7, 2010

The president's commission did not get the support needed to force Congressional votes on a proposal to cut Social Security and Medicare. Now is the time for progressives to push Jan Schakowsy's smart alternative.

December 3, 2010