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The U.S. Betrayal of the Kurds Is Five Years in the Making
Though Trump struck the match, the latest crisis in Syria is the predictable result of long-standing U.S. policy. more
The U.S.-Backed Coalition Can’t Agree on Why It’s Bombing Yemen
As Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates clash over their goals, the people of Yemen are paying the price. more
By Shireen Al-Adeimi
A Progressive Approach to China
Progressives must reject the false choice between Trump’s anti-China protectionism and the “free trade” status quo that preceded him more
By Tobita Chow
Bolsonaro Says Environmental NGOs Are Burning the Amazon. That Conspiracy Theory Has a Strange Past.
How a book published in 2001 fueled a dangerous right-wing narrative in Brazil. more
By Michael Fox
Elizabeth Warren Is Making a Mistake By Trying to Win Over Democratic Party Elites
If Warren wants to enact “big, structural change,” working within the Democratic Party establishment is a poor strategy. more
By Branko Marcetic
The Debates Are Too Important To Be in the Hands of Corporate Media and the DNC
We need independently run debates that put substantive policy discussion first. more
By Julie Hollar
Want To Fix the Debates? Shut Down the Trump-Style Theatrics.
The sensationalist, ratings-first format needs to change—and candidates should boycott debates until it does. more
By Susan J. Douglas
Unions Have Supported Democrats for Decades. It’s Time for Dems To Keep Their Promises.
Unions have played a critical role in helping Democrats get elected. What do they have to show for it? more
By Diana Babineau
Sanders and Warren Released Criminal Justice Plans This Week. Here’s What’s Good, Bad and Missing.
The plans are a good starting point, but they are far from the finish line. more
By Dan Berger and Kay Whitlock
Bernie Sanders Calls To Seize the Means of Electricity Production
The presidential candidate's new climate plan includes moving toward 100% public ownership of power. more
By Johanna Bozuwa
Bernie Sanders’ Labor Plan Could Put a Union in Every Workplace in America
Bernie Sanders released his Workplace Democracy Plan on Wednesday. His campaign’s labor platform makes the strongest case of any of the candidates so... more
By Shaun Richman
At First-Ever Native American Presidential Forum, Candidates Answer to Centuries of Injustice
With Indian country’s electoral power growing, presidential hopefuls pledged to honor treaties and enact structural change. more
By Stephanie Woodard
When ICE Comes for Their Neighbors, These Community Defense Brigades Will Be Ready
In the era of Trump, communities are organizing foot and bike patrols to protect their neighbors against immigration raids. more
By Elizabeth King
Some Economists Say Carbon Taxes Are a Silver Bullet. The Reality Is More Complicated.
A carbon tax isn't a bad idea, but by itself could be politically dangerous. more
By Kate Aronoff
The Impossible Decisions Palestinians Are Forced to Make
An interview with Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights. more
By Sarah Lazare
The Government Should Write Everyone a Check—Paid for by a Carbon Tax
A carbon tax and dividend could curb greenhouse gas emissions while improving quality of life for many. more
By Owen Poindexter
The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now. more
By In These Times Editors
The Democrats’ New Favorite Dog Whistle: Invoking the “Heartland”
Pundits and 2020 hopefuls are using nebulous notions of the Midwest to launder their own prejudice. more
By Michael Arria
McKinsey and Company Is an Elitist Cult. Why Is Buttigieg Defending It?
The management consultancy firm is "the single greatest legitimizer of mass layoffs." And its alumni are loyal for life. more
By Nathan Robinson
CNN Should Have Asked About Ranked-Choice Voting. It’s Not Too Late.
For bold policy solutions to have a chance, we first need voting reform. more
By Adam Ginsburg, FairVote
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