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Issue: Wall Street's Third Party

Issue number: 2

As states slash education budgets, private foundations have picked up the slack—and pushed some controversial reforms. Read more

Education in America

Businesses owned by African Americans are suffering at higher rates than most during the downturn. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

If Republicans and Democrats can't find common ground on giving assistance to small banks and Community Development Financial Institutions, they aren't liable to agree on anything. Read more

Economic Policy

It's hard for small businesses to get a leg up in this sluggish economy.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Progressives need to make government work better by helping out entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Read more

Economic Policy

An interview with Sheila Bair. Read more

Economic Policy

Thomas Mallon's new fiction humanizes the ultimate D.C. scandal. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How a group founded by anti-abortion feminists became a powerful foe of Democratic women. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

And two must-read new books that finally debunk them. Read more

Books

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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Will Americans Elect upend the presidential election? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Katherine Boo chronicles the intimate realities of poverty in an Indian slum. Read more

Books

Luck, HBO’s horse-racing series, is about the other American pastime: gaming the system.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Romney’s backers say he did the tough work needed to restructure the economy. Actually, he seized opportunities that the tax, securities, and bankruptcy laws should never have given him. Read more

Money, Politics and Power