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10 Business Leaders Who Just Say No to Economic Inequality

Capital and Main | Luke Dowling | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

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Pelosi's High Leverage Play

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

A sudden political strike by one of America's top political leaders -- and a woman to boot -- would seal Pelosi's legacy as a progressive powerhouse and catch Republicans flat-footed going into the November elections.

5 Tycoons Who Want To Close The Wealth Gap

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely con...

Congress Could Use a Lesson From America's Innovators

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Marc Joseph

These budget impasses remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. There have got to be some innovative thinkers outside and inside government who can get us out of this rut of repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Capitalists for a Higher Minimum Wage

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Unz has part of the equation right: Raising the wage floor brings up the rest of the economy. But he departs from the progressive view in a key respect: A higher wage floor won't really help workers unless it lifts all equally, built to be as level as it is broad.

GOP Politician-Turned-Entrepreneur Supports Big Minimum Wage Boost

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a ...

Political Predictions for California and the Bay Area in 2014

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

In 2014, California ballot initiatives could boost progressive change and the June and November ballots feature intriguing races for state offices. The most important San Francisco campaign is legislative, as a broad coalition is assembled to get Sacramento to amend the Ellis Act to stop speculative evictions in the city.