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May 15, 2014 | Perspectives

America’s 157,800 kindergarten teachers made about $8.34 billion in 2013. Hedge fund America’s top four earners alone made $10.4 billion. Continue reading

May 14, 2014 | Cartoons

Cartoonist Mark Fiore skewers some of the myths the national Restaurant Association has manufactured over the years, especially that of well-paid, happy workers serving you each time you eat out. Continue reading

Republican Convention
May 13, 2014 | News & Notes

Senator Rand Paul has broken away from Republicans on voter ID laws in the latest about face on the issue. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. ( Tara Mehta)
May 13, 2014 | Activism

Salon reporter Josh Eidelson previews Thursday’s actions across the country and around the world. Continue reading

An outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 11, 2014 | News & Notes

Six Walmart heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans combined. Continue reading

Walmart Protests
May 8, 2014 | Perspectives

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, pays 825,000 workers less than $25,000 a year. The president needs to push it to pay its low-wage workforce more. Continue reading

Bill Moyers at Public Affairs Television
May 8, 2014 | Q&A

Bill Moyers speaks about his life, his career, LBJ and his views about contemporary journalism and politics. Continue reading

Kshama Sawant speak at a March 15, 2013, "March for $15" rally in Seattle. (Image: Flickr/ Shannon Kringen)
May 6, 2014 | The Poverty Line

The mayor’s proposal is complicated, and those hoping for a strong law are worried it will fall apart once corporate interests have their say. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 4, 2014 | Perspectives

In one major city after another, newly elected officials are planning to raise the minimum wage or enact ordinances boosting wages in developments that have received city assistance. They are drafting legislation to require inner-city hiring on major projects and foster unionization in hotels, stores and trucking. Continue reading

Katharine Hayhoe, Years of Living Dangerously, Don Cheadle
May 3, 2014 | Perspectives

Millions of Americans are evangelical Christians and their belief in the science of global warming is well below the national average. Katharine Hayhoe is trying to change that. Continue reading

Tabrian Joe
May 1, 2014 | Perspectives

The constitution’s meaning changes with the court’s personnel and sometimes a single appointment can make all the difference. Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment, student protest, Middlebury (Courtesy of Responsible Endowments Coalition)
April 29, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two leaders of the climate change divestment movement. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands in front of pheasants that were shot during a hunt hosted by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Akron, Iowa. Cruz attended the Iowa GOP's annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 28, 2014 | What We're Reading

Two articles reveal different angles on the defining political dynamic of our times. Continue reading

More than 180 faculty and nearly 800 alumni have signed petitions in support of the Divest Harvard campaign. (Photo credit: Divest Harvard)
April 28, 2014 | Activism

Leaders of divestment campaigns at Harvard and UC Berkeley on why their schools should drop shares in polluting industries. Continue reading

Thomas Picketty (Credit: Emmanuelle Marchadour)
April 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Piketty’s book is simultaneously intellectually rigorous, historically grounded, culturally nuanced and, in important respects, politically visionary. Continue reading

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