Politics

Can Republicans Be Convinced to Help Improve the Affordable Care Act?

There are improvements to the law that both sides could agree on, if only Republicans would be willing to help.

The Top 10 Percent of White Families Own Almost Everything

The overall wealth distribution picture is grim and getting worse.

What Happens When the Person Taking Care of Your Mom Can’t Earn a Living Wage?

When the Supreme Court ruled that unions could not collect dues from the home-care workers they represent, the justices set workers and their clients on a course that could harm them both.

What Happens When the Person Taking Care of Your Mom Can’t Earn a Living Wage?

When the Supreme Court ruled that unions could not collect dues from the home-care workers they represent, the justices set workers and their clients on a course that could harm them both.

What's Missing in the American Media: Working People

So far this year not a single representative of a labor union has appeared on any of the four Sunday network talk shows, according to a new report. And entertainment TV has abandoned the working class.

Labor's New Groove: Taking the Struggle From Streets to Legislatures

With private-sector union membership at an all-time low, and workers fed up with stingy wages and scant—if any—benefits, the labor movement takes up new strategies. 

Why the Legacy of Katrina on New Orleans Is Different From Disasters That Befell Other Cities

Nine years after the storm, why is it that divine retribution remains in the discussion when considering Katrina?

Still Nader After All These Years

It is heartening that Nader, at age 80, is still biased towards hope more than cynicism.

The Snake in the Market Basket: Can the Company Recover From Employee Revolt Without Loading Up With Debt?

The CEO loved by the supermarket chain's employees for worker fairness had to partner with a private equity firm to win back his place. Nobody yet knows what price the piper will exact.

Why Republicans Can't Solve Their Problem With Women Voters

They're trying to figure it out, but the problem lies in both their policies and their attitude.

McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money

The constitutional amendment deemed "radical" by the Senate minority leader simply affirms that money is not speech and that no one, however wealthy or powerful, has a constitutional right to spend unlimited sums to influence our elections.

Jindal's Assault on Abortion Rights the Latest Round in the War on Women

The Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential hopeful has signed into law a measure that would shut at least three of the state's five abortion clinics.

Expert: U.S. Police Training in Use of Deadly Force Woefully Inadequate

In U.S. police department budgets, most funding goes to salaries and equipment, and virtually nothing to training. It's a deadly formula, says Maria Haberfeld of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

T-TIPping Point: Rise of Corporate Right Greater Menace than Rise of Far Right

Who supports using trade to undermine regulation of capitalism? Wall Street and its corporate allies.

François Hollande’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

When the Socialist president of France threw in with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her austerity agenda, his own government was thrown into turmoil. The backstory involves ambitious rivals.

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