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Free-market theory may be at odds with reality, but it fits the needs of the rich and the powerful. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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To get renewable energy technologies into broad use, government needs to promote both supply and demand. Markets are too risk-averse. Read more

America and the World

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(AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey)

It takes government planning to promote the rational conservation and use of water. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The free-market fantasy stands discredited by events. The challenge now: redeeming effective and democratic government Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Economic hardship reverberates through the family in multiple ways that harm children.  Read more

Special Report

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It's not Social Security deficits that are destroying the life chances of the young but a prolonged slump confounded by bad policies.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

In a tough economy with dwindling social supports, children of privilege have a bigger head start than ever. Read more

Economic Policy

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Minnesotans defeat the GOP’s plan to restrict the franchise. Read more

Law and Justice

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Our governing document creates no right to vote. It’s time it did. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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John Ritter

No matter the outcome, big money and voter suppression crippled the election. This is no way to run the world’s oldest democracy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The LGBT-rights movement should fight for economic and social justice—not simply de jure civil rights. Read more

Civil Rights in America

How sexual minorities in Africa became collateral damage in the U.S. culture wars Read more

America and the World

Why are Obama trade negotiators pushing the extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why is it being negotiated in such an untransparent manner? Read more

America and the World

America needs to try something new when it comes to international trade. Read more

America and the World

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could end up hurting the broader economic interests of both the U.S. and smaller Asian nations. Read more

America and the World

The boast that American workers are naturally superior to other workers and would therefore “win” in any fair competition is problematic at best and at worst, a pander to our national delusion of exceptionalism. Read more

America and the World

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

Money, Politics and Power