Immigrant detainees are not convicted criminals, yet they suffer hostile, prison-like conditions in America for years at a time.
For indigenous people, Thanksgiving was a painful reminder of how past governments have dealt with their communities. But the season can also be a moment of hopeful reflection about the future.
An anti-immigrant law made Tony Valdovinos miserable, but he didn’t leave Arizona. Instead, he knocked on doors.
A federal court ruling allows hundreds of thousands of former detainees to sue the GEO Group.
An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
Armed with a state override of its rejected application, Promise Academy filed a new request. Then came the lawsuits.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Drug overdoses are the single greatest factor contributing to Los Angeles’ rising rate of homeless mortality, a report claims.
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Progressives are going all-out to reverse the notion that Florida is unassailable Trump country.
Post-WWII reforms like the New Deal and the ensuing consolidation of the labor movement increased income equality in the U.S., but the playing field started to tilt in the 1970s due to the forces of globalization and pro-corporate government policies that hurt the working class.
A French economist finds that America’s tax structure lies at the heart of inequality.
How changes to California’s Proposition 13 could reduce inequality.
The Democratic frontrunner’s mixed economic record leaves him vulnerable to progressive opponents.
A struggling bellwether county in Pennsylvania appears to be back in the Democratic column. But is it?
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Many economists say the president can’t claim credit for the current economy and that his policies have contributed to rising inequality.