Strangling public-sector unions in Wisconsin has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?
The GOP speaker of the House says social mobility for the poor is a core American value. His plans to cut Medicaid would almost certainly achieve the opposite.
Other major cities aren’t much better.
Restoring prosperity to white, working-class voters isn’t going to happen by gutting past trade deals.
Pro football held a game south of the border for the first time since 2005.
On the campaign trail, Trump hinted that he would take a more aggressive role in policing corporate mergers, but things don’t seem to be headed in that direction.
Left-leaning economists, Democrats, and Republicans may agree with Donald Trump about the need to rebuild and repair, but how to pay for it is another issue.
Donald Trump drew support from counties where men’s jobs are going away, while women’s jobs are ascendant. There’s nothing he can do to change it.
A Harvard professor argues that fixing America’s urban poverty will require a dramatically different approach.
For decades, Gilded Age populists and secularist crusaders criticized the holiday’s gospel of abundance.
Women who lived in areas that suffered the brunt of the downturn, new research suggests, were more likely to be abused by their partners.
The president-elect has pledged tax reform and job creation—policies that should theoretically help poor and minority Americans. Will they?
Debra Leonard-Porch, an administrative professional for over 35 years, reflects on her career and the pride she finds her work.
Marie Billiel, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years, talks about having to have a ”mask on” for eight hours at a time.
The president-elect’s tweets about the automaker might be a preview of how he’ll deal with companies that displease him.
Critics lament that the department is often headed by a Wall Street financier, but the job requires expertise that only insiders tend to possess.
The country is living with the consequences of 35 years of lax antitrust enforcement—including lower wages and costlier consumer products.
The technology industry has resisted him, but a Trump presidency is compatible with its business goals.
So-called activist investors are increasingly gaining control of legacy corporations, forcing them to trim payrolls and downsize research operations—and, quite possibly, damaging the entire economy.
It's not that he's unusually controversial—it's that any president has a hard time making everyone happy.
Shawna Rule, a 21-year-old living in South Dakota, talks about juggling a full-time job, a part-time job, and a college degree.