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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
June 13, 2014 | Money & Politics

As the 2008 financial crisis showed the public can pay a steep price for this two-way dependence. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a "For Sale" sign rests on a vacant house in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

“We learned a lot,” says one resident. “And because we were first, we learned first.” Continue reading

President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

American voters are almost as polarized as the lawmakers who represent them. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Continue reading

Jerry Miller, of Georgetown, Texas, looks over a rifle at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
June 12, 2014 | Blog

How did a firearm safety and training organization turn into one of America’s largest and most influential lobbying groups? Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Watch the full show » Continue reading

A man looks at his cell phone as he walks on the street in downtown Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. On Wednesday Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that the head of Spain's intelligence services will address Parliament over allegations that Spain was a target for surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. He reiterated that if confirmed, such activity is “inappropriate and unacceptable between partners and friends.” (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

First it was the banks, now it’s a massive intelligence agency. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2014 | What We're Reading

We rounded up some of the best analysis of this political earthquake. Continue reading

Ed 'Buster' Moore, a plaintiff in the voting-rights lawsuit Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch, stands before the southern portion of Fort Belknap, near where he lives. (Photo: Terri Long Fox/In These Times)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Nearly 50 years after the Voting Rights Act, American Indians still don’t have equal access to the ballot box. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, joined by other House GOP leaders, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 10, 2014 | Blog

In the new issue of The Washington Monthly, Paul Glastris and Haley Sweetland Edwards look at how Republicans have given Congress a “self-lobotomy.” Continue reading

Healthy Lunches
June 10, 2014 | The Poverty Line

The latest agriculture bill continues the practice of building policies that perpetuate racial inequities without actually naming race, write two anti-hunger activists. Continue reading

In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

Election worker Dorothy Davis checks a voter's ID at a polling place in Little Rock, Ark., for Arkansas' party primary elections Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
June 7, 2014 | Blog

A number of states have moved to expand access to the ballot in 2014. Many glitches have also developed as states implement new restrictions for the first time this year. Continue reading

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife, first lady Nancy Reagan, walk past the graves at Normandy American Cemetary in Normandy, France, June 6, 1984. The American president and first lady are attending the 40th anniversary of the allied invasion of 1944. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 6, 2014 | Perspectives

The president sought to selectively remember and rewrite the legacy of Roosevelt and the greatest generation right up to his last days in office. Continue reading

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