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Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.

Strategies that unite the vast majority against a tiny elite are sure to win.

As crises go, medical insurance is not a very sexy one.

The White House is trying to radically restructure the federal government's revenue-raising activities.

Democrats need to offer a compelling vision of a morally based social contract.

CAFTA promises to extend the harmful impacts of NAFTA to Mexico's weaker southern neighbors.

Our political leaders are doing everything they can to fortify class inequality.

Blogs

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015