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Matt Vasilogambros is a staff correspondent for National Journal, covering economic empowerment in a demographically changing country. He has covered Washington politics, foreign affairs, and the 2012 presidential election and other national races for the National Journal and The Hotline. He was also a contributing writer for the Almanac of American Politics. Before joining the magazine, Matt wrote for Politics Daily, The Iowa Independent and The Huffington Post, covering politics and higher education. Matt is a graduate of Drake University, where he served as an award-winning editor of the student newspaper. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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A new study puts the U.S. near the bottom of countries that have a minimum wage.

Which Is the Better Populist Message: Class Mobility or Income Inequality?

According to a new poll, Americans care more about advancing the middle and working classes than closing the income gap.

Obama Gives Rare Glimpse Into His Post-Presidency Plans

As Baltimore reels after the death of Freddie Gray, the president says he wants to help struggling communities when he leaves the White House.

The Recession Isn't Over For Many Families

The number of households with at least one unemployed person is still higher than before the Great Recession.

Historic Atlanta Is Dead. Can These Young Creatives Revive It?

They're bringing performance art and lofty urban planning to a forgotten part of the city—and it might revitalize the old downtown.

Chris Rock on Major League Baseball's Race Problem

"I'm an endangered species: a black baseball fan."

Atlanta's Own High Line May Finally Erase Some Racial Divisions

The 22-mile BeltLine paved over railroad tracks that separated dozens of Atlanta neighborhoods and that shaped racial and economic inequality for over a century.

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