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Politico Sees Big Money In Expanding Its Labor Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The percentage of American workers in unions is the lowest in nearly a century, and only two major newspapers still devote a reporter full...

Me, My Hometown and Mr. Gatsby

Bill Stieger | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Bill Stieger

Great writing achieves an effect that no movie can: It's a world built of language and the reader's imagination, where it remains as real as the money you either have, or don't.

Helping the Kids: Wealthy Families and Declining Social Mobility

Chuck Collins | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Who is responsible for inequality? Is it the 1 percent, soaking up the lion's share of national income and wealth? Or the failure of people in the 99% to boost their earnings to get sufficient education and skills to compete in the labor market?

New Republic Fires Top Columnist

Michael Calderone | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

The New Republic fires one of its top writers.

Media to President: You're a Liberal!

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Since winning reelection, Obama has appeared more confident and upbeat than at any time since his 2008 campaign, and media coverage has reflected that. The president's second honeymoon is likely to continue a little while longer. But such interludes never last.

Why Those Praising Income Inequality Are Wrong

Timothy Noah | Posted 07.29.2012 | Books
Timothy Noah

Edward Conard has gotten a lot of press lately for writing a book that praises income inequality. Indeed, it is hard to ignore the hasty and ill-informed arguments he makes.

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Public Option A Must! Sez Who? Sez Obama!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Just one month ago, President Obama, that left-of-the-left leftie, assured us that a public option was an absolute necessity for any health care bill he would sign into law

Co-op, Co-opt, Cop-Out: Conjugating Health Reform

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the centrist Democrats don't provide a meaningful alternative to costly, for-profit insurance, the backlash against them will be enormous. Co-ops will not be able to provide that alternative.