Features related to economic inequality

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., uses a bull horn at a campaign stop with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Watertown, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Brown is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2014 | Blog

Brown announced that he’s forming an exploratory committee to consider running for Senate in NH and won’t say no to dark money groups that want to help out. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

One study looks at historical examples and concludes that it’s possible. Continue reading

Illustration from the March 2014 cover of Harper's Magazine, by Tim Bower
February 25, 2014 | Blog

This week’s cover story in Harper’s is a blistering critique of Democrats and the left. Moyers & Company senior writer Michael Winship outlines the debate between those trumpeting a progressive resurgence within the Democratic party and those lamenting liberalism’s death. Which side are you on? Continue reading

In this April, 15, 2008, file photo, Jackie Doyle, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., second from left, waits in line to mail her husband's taxes at the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
February 22, 2014 | Blog

This proposal can challenge Wall Street by bringing economic equity to Main Street. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Continue reading

Businessman Tom Steyer listens during a meeting to announce the launch of a group called Virginians for Clean Government at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. The group was formed to explain the impact of CONSOL Energy not paying royalties to their family and neighbors as well as speaking out against Ken Cuccinelli's acceptance of $111,000 in CONSOL contributions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 19, 2014 | Blog

It’s the wealthy who hold the power to set the agenda. Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Blog

Those arrows aren’t hitting their lovelorn targets the way they once did. The reason? New research points to our growing economic divide. Continue reading

Holiday Clinkscale II waves an American flag as he joins thousands of people of protesters in downtown downtown Raleigh, N.C., Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. Advocates are angry about bills Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law, including the refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law; a reduction in unemployment benefits; an elections-overhaul law that requires photo identification to vote in person; the elimination of the earned income tax credit; and taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend private K-12 schools. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)
February 11, 2014 | Activism

80,000 marched in North Carolina to push back against the conservative agenda, the largest protest in the South since Selma in 1965. Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country. Continue reading

David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas
January 30, 2014 | Blog

Journalist and creator of The Wire talks about how America is “utterly schizophrenic” when it comes to our society, economy and politics. Continue reading

Maggie Barcellano helps her daughter, Zoe, 3, use a pepper grinder with dinner at Barcellano's father's house in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Barcellano, who lives with her father, enrolled in the food stamps program to help save up for paramedic training while she works as a home health aide and raises her daughter. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
January 27, 2014 | The Poverty Line

For the first time, working-age Americans make up a majority of food stamp recipients. Continue reading

Obama Meets Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders
January 16, 2014 | Blog

Documents indicate the US is caving on environmental standards it had previously set for international trade agreements. Continue reading

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his wife Ann greet the public prior to taking the oath of office during the inaugural ceremonies at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 15, 2014 | Blog

The 900,000 poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike from the conservatives who swept state legislature elections in 2010. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Blog

Bill discusses our country’s most successful effort to cut poverty with another veteran of that fight, Peter Edelman, who is today one of the leading experts on poverty. Continue reading

Ronald Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, outlining his plan for Tax Reduction Legislation in July 1981.
January 10, 2014 | Blog

Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince working-class whites that the poor were their enemies. It’s starting to backfire. Continue reading

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