Economy

Note to Hillary: Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans

Under Bill Clinton, Wall Street created a ruinous bubble, while workers lost wages and power.

Robert Pollin

The Hospitality Industry’s Two-Tier Workforce

At one hotel, two groups of housekeepers can do the same work but get very different pay.

Michelle Chen

How to Make the Trans-Pacific Partnership Work for Workers and Communities

As written, the TPP has many flaws. But it could be salvaged if we open up the dispute-resolution process to civil-society stakeholders.

Lance Compa
Ad Policy

Special Report

What the Pathetic Case Against Rentboy.com Says About Sex Work

Without victims or allegations of trafficking or coercion, the case against Rentboy is particularly weak. It’s also drawn new groups into the movement to decriminalize sex work.
Lisa Duggan

In a coordinated takedown at 6 am on August 25, teams of agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and officers from the NYPD appeared unannounced with guns and vests at the homes of the CEO and several employees of the popular 19-year-old website Rentboy.com. Another team ransacked the… Continue Reading >

The Score

Donald Trump’s Imaginary Inner Cities

“Inner city” was always a loaded term, but today it makes no sense at all.

Bryce Covert

Here’s the Trade Policy That Progressives Should Get Behind

Hint: It doesn’t involve building walls.

Mike Konczal

Welfare Reform Failed—and if Elected, Hillary Clinton Is Obligated to Fix It

The 1996 bill has sunk Americans deeper into poverty.

Bryce Covert

Activists Unite

Defend Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all other administrations combined. Join a campaign to demand a pardon for one of them. 

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