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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.

Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Blogs

“Six months ago no one would have ever expected we would be where we are tonight. The people of Wisconsin have made history,” says Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller.

August 10, 2011

Hundreds of thousands will vote today in recall elections to remove six Republican state senators who sided with Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor, anti-education, anti–local democracy agenda.

August 9, 2011

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.

August 8, 2011

Standard & Poor’s is trying to set the parameters of political debate in America. That should offend everyone—no matter what their party, no matter what their ideology.

August 6, 2011

The only way to provide for a growing populace in need of a larger infrastructure is by raising the debt ceiling.

August 5, 2011

Obama surrendered to Republicans to get a job-killing, growth-stifling debt-ceiling deal. It was a horrible mistake. Now, with markets tanking, will the president make that mistake again?

August 4, 2011

Maybe now we can get back to making sense of news about the real economy and the struggles people are experiencing every day.

August 4, 2011

This “Super” Committee is actually a ticking time bomb strapped to two sacred cows: military spending and social spending.

August 4, 2011

Americans for Prosperity just sent misleading information about voting to thousands of Wisconsinites.

August 3, 2011

A Democratic Senate endorses a plan that Bernie Sanders warns risks “devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...”

August 2, 2011