Chronicling the 1 Percent’s War on America's Middle Class

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Scott Brown’s Big-Money Sellout

Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there’s a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire....

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Why It’s Time to Update Overtime Pay Rules

Americans are working longer hours and are more productive—yet wages are largely flat. Indeed, the median worker saw a real (inflation-adjusted) hourly wage increase of just 6.1 percent between 1979 and 2013, despite overall...

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Rolling Stone Report Rocks Koch Industries

A recent Rolling Stone article documenting Koch Industries’ “lucrative blend of pollution, speculation, law-bending and self-righteousness” over the last few decades has sparked a string of personal attacks on the reporter, Tim Dickinson, by...

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A Conservative Disdain for the Unemployed

House Speaker John Boehner says that unemployed Americans are pretty clearly malingerers, bums on welfare who have decided that they don’t feel like working: “This idea that has been born, maybe out of the...