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Barbara Ehrenreich

Living in a Police State Is Okay

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jan Herman

The reason I haven't been arrested is not because I'm white -- it's because I'm not poor. If I were, living in my police state would not be okay.

The Nanny Diaries: A Caribbean Version

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.

Are IKEA, Outlet Malls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods Really Bargains?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anis Shivani

American consumers are being taken for a ride.

Third Screen: Entertainment vs. Recession Porn

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Who is rich and powerful? Who is poor and weak? Artists and journalists always write about these things, but how they do so is telling. During th...

Real Progress on Homelessness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

We can end chronic homelessness, but only if we abandon ineffective and entrenched practices.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About EFCA (But Were Afraid To Ask)

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

We're so close to passing the Employee Free Choice Act that we must dispel the last-minute attempts by anti-labor politicians to quash our efforts of standing up for working people.

Obama, Bill Clinton and the Media "Center"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.

Report from the Socialist International Conspiracy

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

The truth is that we, the Socialist International Conspiracy, not only saw the crash of the stock market coming, we are the ones who made it happen.

The Communist Manifesto Hits 160

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto and capitalism, aka "free enterprise," seems willing to observe the occasion by dropping dead.

Pastors Go Postal

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ehrenreich

After Joel and Victoria Osteen's latest incident, there's a possible message from on high: that their brand of Christianity fosters a distinctly un-Christian narcissism.

The Suicide Solution

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Suicide is becoming an increasingly popular response to debt. If you can't pay your debts and if, in addition you're no longer needed at the workplace, then there's no further point to your existence.

Edwards Poverty Campaign Met With Media Blackout

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

The Edwards endorsement of Obama made all the news. The Edwards plan to battle soaring levels of poverty in this country, Half in Ten, has made almost no news at all.

Clinton and Obama Silence On Winter Soldier Divides Progressives

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have yet to acknowledge the Iraq withdrawal plan crafted by members of their own party, and it appears there is little pressure from the press to question them on it.