Jessica Stites is Executive Editor of In These Times, where she runs the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting and edits stories on labor, neoliberalism, Wall Street, immigration, mass incarceration and racial justice, among other topics. Before joining ITT, she worked at Ms. magazine and George Lakoff’s Rockridge Institute. Her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ms., Bitch, Jezebel, The Advocate and AlterNet. She is board secretary of the Chicago Reader and a former Chicago Sun-Times board member.
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We asked their supporters to really think through what a progressive president could—and couldn't—do.
Why We Always Cover Union Fights From the Perspective of Workers, Not Bosses
We've been covering the labor movement for decades. And we're not quitting.
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Humans are losing our cultural diversity even faster than we're destroying the planet. Yet that diversity could be key to surviving environmental extremes.
Why I’m Sick and Tired of Hearing About Russiagate
Mueller won’t save us from the deep flaws in our democracy that brought us Trump.
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A look back at the historical context and where we went wrong.
Locking Up Immigrant Kids, Again
Our nation's past treatment of immigrant families doesn’t make the current situation any less horrifying—but we need it to inform our longterm pressure on the Democrats.
Beyond Hollywood: Domestic Workers Say #MeToo
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What We Got Wrong When Covering the Bill Clinton Sexual Abuse Allegations
In this #MeToo moment, looking back at our coverage.
Puerto Rico Is a Symptom of America’s Rotting Democracy
We need to rebuild the island and our government.
Hulu’s Brilliant Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Says More About Our Present Than Our Future
For many marginalized women, dystopia is already here.
Seizing the Moment: 40 Years of In These Times
Pushing America Left since 1976.
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Margaret Atwood on Climate Change, Her New Book and Why Socialists Are Better with Budgets
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The Climate Change-Induced Dystopia of ‘The Water Knife’ Is Not Just Sci-Fi—It’s Already Here
The climate change-induced tragedies The Water Knife chronicles are already happening today; they’re just not happening to us—yet.
Could Elizabeth Warren Really Run Against Hillary Clinton?
Some are holding out for a progressive alternative to a Clinton coronation.
Michelle Alexander On How Ferguson Shows The Truth About Our Racist Criminal Justice System
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The two movements are more connected than you think.
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In an age of overwork and unemployment, economists look at novel ways to solve both problems.
The Dawning of the Age of Anthropocene
By altering the earth, have humans ushered in a new epoch?
$40 Million Fund Created for Rana Plaza Victims’ Families
The Adoption-Industrial Complex
Is U.S. domestic adoption about children or profit?
Is Your Town in Transition?
Out of a quaint English town, a sustainability movement goes global.
Noam Chomsky Helped Talk Stephen Hawking Into Boycotting Israel
The Rap Song That Rahm Emanuel Doesn’t Want To Hear
Independent Media Now!
An interview with Amy Goodman.
Joss Whedon Warns of Romney Zombie Apocalypse
Is America Exceptional?
Jarrett Stepman and Eli Zaretsky, representing the Right and Left, respectively, debate U.S. superiority
Get Your War On: One Job, One Vote
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