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The delusion of a classless society in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by our moneyed elite.

Are We All Black Americans Now?

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

What Social Network?

For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.

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?

Blogs

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.

September 17, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Reading the economist’s book through a feminist lens reveals the need for a richer array of anti-inequality policies.

August 6, 2014

The 2012 vice presidential candidate is just trying to rebrand himself for 2016.

July 24, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014