Poverty & Wealth


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Expired contracts, no paid sick leave policy, and an un-unionized presidential campaign staff Read more

Working in America


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If separating immigrant children from their parents at the border upsets you, Michael Bloomberg’s policies separated black and brown children from their parents all across New York. Read more



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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg should not be heartened by the triumph of ‘Parasite’ Read more


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Today on TAP: Bloomberg or Sanders could beat Trump Read more


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The real economy and the president’s version of the economy have very little in common. Read more

Economic Policy


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Across the world, big money is buying off politicians to procure favors that further enlarge the wealth of those at the top. Read more

Economic Policy


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Democrats have faltered in rural areas for many years now. A new book offers a road map to reverse the trend. Read more



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No federal law permits public employees to unionize. That needs to change. Read more

Economic Policy

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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg comes out against economic inequality Read more


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When I graduated college in 1968, I recall thinking this nation would never recover. But we bounced back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Oklahoma’s second-largest city bets that people who can work anywhere will settle down in this affordable community, especially if they get the chance to try it out first. Read more

Working in America

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Compared to the boomers, they’re way behind. Read more

Working in America

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal poverty line to better reflect the realities of modern life. The Trump administration wants to do the opposite. Read more

Economic Policy

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In Washington and around the nation, the anti-war movement mobilizes for a just future for workers, the climate, and the world. Read more

America and the World


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Rolling Stone says the religious left should welcome Pete Buttigieg’s ‘public embrace of Christianity,’ but AOC’s ‘love thy neighbor’ politics reflects the Catholic Worker roots of democratic socialism. Read more


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For the second year in a row, janitors and security guards at federal buildings and other contract employees won’t get back pay from last winter’s 35-day shutdown, which continues to cause financial stress. Read more

Working in America

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Derrick Z. Jackson

Priority for abused communities must pervade every aspect of a Green New Deal. Read more

Green New Deal

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The city is close to passing a bill that would cap water rates for low-income residents and help them out of water debt. Read more

Economic Policy


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The French protest movement sparked by a gas tax hike remains committed to fighting for economic justice. Read more

America and the World

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Robert Emmons Jr. is challenging 27-year incumbent Bobby Rush in the Democratic primary. Read more