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  • June 27, 2008

    A New Geological Era for Earth

    As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?

    Mike Davis

  • April 24, 2008

    Lost Causes Not Yet Found

    In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

    Kevin M. Kruse

  • April 24, 2008

    Hearts and Minds

    Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

    Thomas J. Sugrue

  • November 7, 2007

    Environmentalism With a Social Conscience

    At the eighteenth annual Bioneers Conference, environmentalists and social activists are creating alliances that allow the poor to share the promise of a greening America.

    Joliange Wright

  • June 7, 2007

    Summer Lunch Crunch

    It’s going to be a hungry summer for low-income kids on vacation from school lunch programs.

    Herman Schwartz


  • April 13, 2007

    The New Suburban Poverty

    For the first time, more poor Americans live in the nation’s suburbs than in all our cities combined.

    Eyal Press

  • February 22, 2007

    Home Truths

    That poor children in the United States and Britain have the worst quality of life in the developed world speaks volumes about our misplaced priorities.

    The Editors

  • May 17, 2006

    Inequality Counts

    The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.

    Leon Friedman

  • April 17, 2006

    Tax Refund Scheme Targets the Working Poor

    Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

    Bernice Yeung

  • October 20, 2005

    Robbing the Poor

    As House Republicans use the cost of recovery from Gulf Coast storms as an excuse to rip last-minute holes in the social safety net, it’s not too late to change priorities.

    Sharon Lerner