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Citizen Brown  

On the history of dispossession, disinvestment, and discrimination that formed the backdrop to the killing of Michael Brown.



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What’s (Still) the Matter with Iowa?  

Unemployment “reforms” in Iowa and other states controlled by the GOP fit neatly with a larger agenda: not to protect workers from low wages, unsafe working conditions, and unbridled employer power, but to compel them to accept whatever they can get.





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Healthy Signs  

The Affordable Care Act is deeply flawed, but it has nonetheless made healthcare cheaper and more accessible for millions.



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Wage Woes  

Unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, yet the average American worker remains badly underpaid. Why?





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Them That Has, Gets  

There is no starker measure of inequality in the United States than net wealth—and over the last four years, the divide has only grown.





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What’s the Matter with Iowa?  

Having gained “trifecta” control over the state’s government in November, Iowa Republicans are implementing a big-business agenda with astounding speed—and devastating implications for workers.



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The Triumph of the 1%  

A new study by Thomas Piketty and his colleagues shows that American inequality continues to rise, with no sign of abating.



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Red Lines, Black Lives  

A new digital archive reveals the extent of the federal government’s role in fueling and enforcing midcentury housing discrimination.