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Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

Noble Prize winning, and highly influential, economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why our economic system is failing most Americans.READ MORE

Joseph Stiglitz / W. W. Norton & Company

How Urban Outfitters Peddles Ironic Conservatism, Hipster Racism and Other Terrible Values

Every company uses consumers to sell products, but Urban Outfitters' way of doing so feels especially slimy. READ MORE

Lauren Kelley / AlterNet

The 10 Richest -- and Poorest -- School Districts in America

A top ten list of the wealthiest, and most impoverished, school districts in the country. READ MORE

Michael B. Sauter, Ashley C. Allen, Lisa Nelson, Alexander E. M. Hess / 24/7 Wall St.

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A World of Trouble if the Spanish Banking Crisis Spreads

Until flaws in the euro are addressed, the crisis is likely to simmer on. READ MORE

By Marshall Auerback / AlterNet


Joe Costello: What 21st-Century Democracy Looks Like

In a wide-ranging interview, Costello says that in order to regenerate American politics, the people must be involved in decision-making and rethink value systems. READ MORE

By Joe Costello, Lynn Parramore / AlterNet


Mitt Romney's Long Assault on Firefighters

Mitt Romney has a long history of attacking firefighters and their unions, going back to his days in Massachusetts. READ MORE

By Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon


24-Year-Old Gets 3 Life Terms in Prison for Witnessing a Drug Deal: The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws. READ MORE

By Seth Ferranti / The Fix


Banks Booting Families and Leaving Homes to Rot: A Tour of Blighted Homes in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has an ordinance that fines banks for leaving foreclosed homes in disrepair. So why are so many of them blighted, dragging down whole neighborhoods? READ MORE

By Melissa Chadburn / AlterNet


The Real Reason Apple Can't Make Your iPhone in America

China has essentially recruited our business leaders to fight against our own government. READ MORE

By Dave Johnson / AlterNet

Gary Gless in his Baldwin Hills L.A. Neighborhood that sits next to the Inglewood Oil Field. -

Fracking Los Angeles: What Life Is Like on the Country's Biggest Urban Oilfield

Unregulated fracking is happening in Los Angeles communities and residents are taking action and raising their voices in protest. READ MORE

By Sabrina Artel / AlterNet

Members of Senate Banking Committee Will Question Their Top Donor: JP Morgan Chase
By Anthony Badami | The Daily Agenda


7 States That Ban Atheists From Holding Public Office
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet


Breaking: NYPD Officer Indicted in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man Ramarley Graham
By Staff | AlterNet


VA Climate Change Report Left Out Terms Like "Climate Change" for Fear of GOP Backlash
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet


Occupy Homes Activist Fighting to Save His Own Mother's House From Foreclosure
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet


Supreme Court Forced to Ignore Idiot Birthers Yet Again
By Kaili Joy Gray | Daily Kos


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