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  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality

    Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality
    WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it. Roughly two-thirds of...
  • O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage

    O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O’Malley delivered the final State of the State speech of his tenure Thursday in an address that recounted his seven years as governor and argued for policies to help the middle class. “We’ve lost sight of how our economy...
  • Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]

    Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]
    This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the...
  • Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government

    Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government
    WASHINGTON – One of the Democrats' top strategists in Congress said his party should punch back against the rise of the conservative tea party with a full-throated defense of government. He called for a 2014 legislative agenda that promotes jobs,...
  • No details yet on unemployment payments state pledged to expedite

    No details yet on unemployment payments state pledged to expedite
    Ten days ago, the state announced it would begin making payments to out-of-work Floridians whose unemployment benefits were stuck inside a new $63 million online claims system that's been trouble since the day it launched in October. I wanted to tell...
  • Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes

    Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes
    A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
  • Campaign seeks to reform California's jobless insurance program

    A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.  The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
  • Robert B. Reich: Fear is why workers vote against their economic self-interest

    The recent massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia's Elk River illustrates another benefit to corporate interests of high unemployment, economic insecurity and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to...