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Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

Wendy Kopp

Even the organization’s own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Blogs

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

 The NAACP has just passed a historic resolution demanding an end to the War on Drugs.

July 31, 2011

The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”

July 31, 2011

This week, Republican's fiscal recklessness goes to new heights. Plus, The Nation's second-ever sports issue. And columnist Gary Young on the real threat from Europe's homegrown terrorists in the wake of Norway's massacre.

July 29, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

Stephen Colbert, with the help of Nation friend Peter Edelman, takes on right-wing poverty deniers with integrity and humor.

July 28, 2011

How can President Obama break through Republican gamesmanship and prevent a debt crisis?

July 28, 2011

President Obama has successfully used the bully pulpit to undermine the case for progressive governance.

July 28, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011