July

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Latest figures show slowing economic recovery

Hopefully, the weather this weekend will be a lot better than the economic news.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

Is the U.S. slouching toward Bethlehem?

Millions are saying: if this is a recovery, how much worse can hell be?

Wall Street reform overcomes Wall Street blockade

After a year of intense struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress yesterday passed Wall Street reform - a big step, but the battle's not over.

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Relieve the unemployment pain now!

The reality is that unemployment insurance extension is one of the best things that can be done right now to help the economy. Contact your senators today.

"Structural" unemployment and the jobs that aren't coming back

Is there any hope for the unemployed? Apparently not. Many, says Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief of Reuters news, are people "on the wrong side of history."

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Fighting to be reborn

It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.

Eight keys to address the deficit

Labor leader Richard Trumka provides eight critical points to address the deficit in testimony to the White House National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.