After years of fraying, the US social compact is in danger of coming apart altogether. Will Americans fight back?
As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.
The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.
Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.
For Kim and Reed, Obama's caving to Republican pressure on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans was a defeat, even if it resulted in some good results for progressives. But if the Democrats are compromising their values now, how does this bode for upcoming legislative battles?
GOP leaders are going to the mat for the wealthy while abandoning those who lost their jobs because of Wall Street's recklessness.
Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?
Inequality has risen under Republicans and Democrats when they’ve embraced neoliberalism.
Closing the gap between the wealthy and the poor is not as cut-and-dried as Obama paints it to be, but Senator Bernie Sanders has some alternative solutions for the problem.
And what to do about it. A Nation forum, featuring Robert Reich, Dean Baker, Katherine Newman, David Pedulla, Orlando Patterson, Jeff Madrick and Matt Yglesias.