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Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

Dollar

A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Blogs

Senate Budget Committee chair Kent Conrad had a good, old-fashioned prairie-populist idea for addressing deficits: Impose a surtax on millionaires. His colleagues should have embraced it.

June 18, 2011

With Washington fixated on Weiner's Roast, Gingrich's implosion, and questions over the debt limit, citizens must mobilize and call on Congress to address a reality lost in the hubbub: the worsening job market.

June 16, 2011

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

June 15, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

 This week, we ask: how would you change American capitalism? Plus, week 2 of WikiLeaks Haiti coverage.

June 10, 2011

The two activist groups are getting the band back together to pull off another attention-grabbing mission: a fact-finding hunt in the Cayman Islands to expose the tax dodging ways of US corporations.

June 10, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's allies are pointing fingers of blame at one another as a scheme to run fraudulent candidates comes to light.

June 9, 2011

A new law requires the Feds to limit “swipe fees”—sums that banks charge retailers when a customer uses a debit or credit card at their store. Will consumers benefit from this?

June 9, 2011