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A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Blogs

As Democrats and Republicans hammer out a temporary deal to prevent a government shutdown, GOP presidential candidates are cheering the doomsday scenario.

February 28, 2011

Historic rally in Madison draws union member, farmers and small-business owners to protest assault on collective bargaining. Tens of thousands rally nationwide on Saturday.

February 27, 2011

Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol, The Nation's John Nichols joins Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman to talk about the vote and what it means for protests throughout the country.

February 25, 2011

Reed takes on the right-wing myths behind the Wisconsin union crackdown and readers react to the NFL labor dispute.

February 25, 2011

The Republican state governors who want to cut funding for schools, universities and public employees are still giving out billions of dollars in tax cuts to big businesses and corporations.

February 24, 2011

Gov. Walker's power play isn't about the pay and perks of public employees. It's an attack on basic democratic rights.

February 24, 2011

Did Scott Walker break election and labor laws? A former state attorney general is calling on the state ethics agency to investigate. Could this scandal kill the bill?

February 24, 2011

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