Sarah Anderson relays how taxpayers are subsidizing the CEOs of huge fast food companies and Sam Pizzigati sums up the Pope's economic concerns.
Marge Baker explains why Harry Reid took the "nuclear option" and Jim Hightower weighs in on the Canton, Ohio Walmart's food drive for its own low-paid workers.
Jill Richardson talks turkey while William A. Collins and I call for a new economy.
Peter Hart debunks the myth of a "grand bargain" that requires Social Security benefit cuts.
Donald Kaul, Jo Comerford, and Ryan Alexander size up the temporary truce that ended the government shutdown and averted default.
Sam Pizzigati explains why mounting economic inequality makes the McCutcheon Supreme Court campaign finance case a big threat to our democracy.
Donald Kaul blames the shutdown and the debt-ceiling perils on "zombie lawmakers."