One of the president’s closest friends, Southern California billionaire Thomas J. Barrack (pictured), bought up homes during the Great Recession, bumped up rents and allowed the properties to fall into disrepair.
The final statement of the summit in Germany underlines that every other meeting participant supports the Paris pact, rejected by President Trump on June 1.
Climate change, left unchecked, is expected to make the U.S. poorer and more unequal. (Pictured: A house in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)
The U.S. attorney fired by President Trump has been acclaimed for tackling corruption. But his treatment of figures involved in the Great Recession was far less confrontational.
Paul Jay of The Real News asks Truthdig contributor Paul Street if President Obama is a true progressive and whether his policies "helped set the table for the emergence of a Trump."
The Census Bureau's latest report on incomes suggests that the vast majority of Americans have a great deal to lose if the Republican nominee wins the presidency.
It’s not that he has not scored important, even historic, successes as president. But a president is transformational when he meets head on and transcends the pre-eminent historical crisis of his times.
Hillary Clinton won’t propose reinstating a bank breakup law known as the Glass-Steagall Act -- at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign.
Racial wealth inequality has widened due to targeting of black Americans by pre-2008 subprime mortgage lending, a report by the American Civil Liberties Union finds.