With the Trump administration under increasing fire, and a Democratic presidential primary heating up, In These Times has spent 2019 covering the stories that matter — and that the corporate media would rather avoid. Our most popular stories ran the gamut of the year’s manifold news developments: militant labor campaigns, the growing threat of climate change, immigrant detention, Trump’s dangerous foreign policy, and the need to tax the hell out of the rich.
As the U.S. Left continues to grow in influence ahead of a critical election year, we promise to keep publishing the same type of critical news, analysis and investigations throughout 2020. In the meantime, take a dive through these highlights from 2019. Happy New Year!
When the network’s primetime pundits do cover Sanders, they cover him more negatively than Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.
By Branko Marcetic
Chronic stress is killing us. We can’t keep repressing our rage.
By Joshunda Sanders
Activists are targeting the companies that make ICE run.
By David Dayen
There’s one important issue on which Warren has not veered far from the Democratic establishment.
By Sarah Lazare
While the airline industry was expected to generate net profits of $35.5 billion in 2019, workers demand better pay, benefits and job security.
By Michael Arria
Panelists at the Heartland Institute’s gathering agree you should stop worrying about climate change. They just can’t agree on why.
By Christine MacDonald
The management consultancy firm is “the single greatest legitimizer of mass layoffs.” And its alumni are loyal for life.
By Nathan Robinson
Her version of “progressive” law enforcement leaves mass incarceration intact.
By Marie Gottschalk
Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is pursuing catastrophe to protect U.S. dominance.
By Noam Chomsky
Sylvia Federici’s new book explains how violence against women was a necessary precondition for capitalism.
By Sady Doyle
A UAW member speaks out against the union’s controversial deal with General Motors, saying “I think it’s an insult.”
By Mindy Isser
To combat inequality and oligarchy, we need to tax the accumulated wealth of the billionaire class, not just income.
By Mark Engler and Andrew Elrod
The presidential candidate’s new climate plan includes moving toward 100% public ownership of power.
By Johanna Bozuwa
The universal retirement programs are Biden’s go-to sacrificial lambs.
By Branko Marcetic
The author and activist weighs in on the presidential race, youth movements and the Right’s response to climate change.
By Will Meyer