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Despite the rosy projections and numerical alchemy that proponents employ to push their cause, privatizing Social Security won't build much wealth for women, and it will leave elderly women, part

Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

As NATO was beginning its fourth week of not-yet-successful persuasion bombing, several progressive members of the House gathered privately to hash out their views of President Clinton's still-un

What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

Social Security's future is the first, and gargantuan, legislative issue of the post-Monica era.

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating," Winston Churchill wrote in his memoir of the Boer War, "as to be shot at without result." Surely this accounts for the ebullience of Congressional Democra

On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.

What precisely about the current Social Security "reform" debate makes
it so hateful and repellent?

Blogs

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

The genesis for the data-driven society of today can be traced to socialist Chile in the 1970s.  

October 23, 2014

Both unemployment and underemployment could be alleviated through a little-known federal subsidy program.

October 20, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.

September 30, 2014

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

September 25, 2014

The Attorney General has cemented a doctrine of “too big to jail” at the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Tuesday the Congresswoman called for “a full congressional debate and vote on any military action, as required by the Constitution.”

September 24, 2014