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Miners and a Hopkins County sheriff's deputy, right, guard the entrance to the Webster County Coal Dotiki Mine in Nebo, Ky.. One miner died and another was missing after a roof collapse at an underground coal mine with a long history of safety problems, officials said.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 8, 2014 | Blog

The federal agency responsible for worker safety can afford to visit a workplace only every ninety-nine years, on average. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson. (Photo: Arnold Newman/White House Press Office (WHPO))
January 8, 2014 | Blog

A new study says yes and Americans want more anti-poverty initiatives. Continue reading

Hundred dollar bills in an envelope (Photo by: Tetra Images/AP Images)
January 7, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics news. Continue reading

John and Bonnie Raines, two of the burglars, at home in Philadelphia. (Photo: Mark Makela for The New York Times)
January 7, 2014 | Activism

Vietnam war activists knew they were being watched, infiltrated and undermined by the FBI. But they didn’t know the extent of the agency’s efforts. Continue reading

poverty map
January 7, 2014 | Blog

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, poverty remains a serious problem. US Census figures show that most urban areas have neighborhoods with high poverty rates. Continue reading
January 6, 2014 | Blog

A do-nothing Congress does nothing to prevent the one percent from grabbing an ever-larger piece of the pie. Continue reading

Banner of moral monday protesters in georgia
January 6, 2014 | Activism

Taking a cue from North Carolina, citizen protesters in Georgia are planning actions against the state’s right-wing policies at the start of the legislative session next week. Continue reading

Handcuffed man, African-American
January 6, 2014 | Blog

Shelving “respectability politics” and other steps toward achieving racial justice. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
January 4, 2014 | Blog

This week Harold Meyerson reported in The Washington Post that Democrats are looking to take a page out of the Bush playbook as we approach the 2014 midterms. Continue reading

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, House Speaker Thom Tillis greets Representative-elects during an orientation session for new House members at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

About one-third of North Carolina lawmakers are members of the business-backed, limited-government group Alec. Continue reading

January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

North Carolina, long considered the South’s most moderate state, has taken a hard right turn, but Moral Mondays protesters are fighting back. Is this where American politics is heading? Also on the show, the paint industry is ordered to clean up its mess. Continue reading

A police officer watches over demonstrators and NAACP-led supporters as they congregate at Halifax Mall near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. Protesters are angry over the rightward direction of the state on economic, social, education and voting policy. They focused much of their demonstration on looming unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 people at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

Our rundown of the best investigative reporting on the money trail in North Carolina politics, the far-right agenda it has helped usher through and why this story should matter to everyone in America. Continue reading

January 3, 2014

From the Birmingham march to the present-day “Moral Mondays” fight in North Carolina, Bob Zellner has fought for civil rights despite threats from his grandfather, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Continue reading

January 2, 2014 | Activism

A leading activist for home care workers says victories won in 2013 shows that the arc of justice bends, but slowly. She’s hoping to pick up the pace in the coming year. Continue reading

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