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Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

Blogs

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

With the deal now done, key Democrats warn about mounting deficits and threat to social programs, with Oregon's Peter DeFazio declaring: "This is a raw deal for seniors, taxpayers and working men and women."

December 17, 2010

There's a new blockbuster out just in time for the holidays: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks.

December 15, 2010

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