September 12, 2013 -
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that has social justice advocates worried about how looser campaign finance limits worsen America's growing wealth gap.
June 12, 2013 -
The NAACP-led protesters who've been gathering weekly at the North Carolina General Assembly have offered a textbook example of how to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. But the reaction from some of the state's elected officials has been less than respectful -- and has evoked an ugly chapter of Southern history.
March 22, 2012 -
The narrowing of the gap between men's and women's earnings from 2010 to 2011 can't be attributed to progress but to men's wages falling faster than women's. Add race to the analysis and the inequities are especially stark.
October 24, 2011 -
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain revised his tax proposal in response to criticism that it would disproportionately burden the poor. But the new plan would still hit low-income Americans hard.