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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Imagine Elizabeth Warren as President. Now Imagine Bernie Sanders.
We asked their supporters to really think through what a progressive president could—and couldn't—do.
Viewpoint
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.
Labor
10 Years of Working In These Times: The 25 Best Stories
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There’s a Vanishing Resource We’re Not Talking About
Humans are losing our cultural diversity even faster than we're destroying the planet. Yet that diversity could be key to surviving environmental extremes.
Viewpoint
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.
Viewpoint
Why Did We Run an Anti-Abortion Piece in 1979?
A look back at the historical context and where we went wrong.
Dispatch
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.
Feature
Beyond Hollywood: Domestic Workers Say #MeToo
Ai-jen Poo on how a new women’s movement is building—from house cleaners to Hollywood stars
Feature
What We Got Wrong When Covering the Bill Clinton Sexual Abuse Allegations
In this #MeToo moment, looking back at our coverage.
Viewpoint
Puerto Rico Is a Symptom of America’s Rotting Democracy
We need to rebuild the island and our government.
Culture
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.
Feature
Seizing the Moment: 40 Years of In These Times
Pushing America Left since 1976.
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The Undemocratic Origins of Superdelegates: Democracy Now! Talks to In These Times
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Margaret Atwood on Climate Change, Her New Book and Why Socialists Are Better with Budgets
We asked the speculative fiction writer about this month's Canadian elections and (relatedly?) whether humanity is doomed.
Culture
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.
Dispatch
Could Elizabeth Warren Really Run Against Hillary Clinton?
Some are holding out for a progressive alternative to a Clinton coronation.
Video
Michelle Alexander On How Ferguson Shows The Truth About Our Racist Criminal Justice System
Viewpoint
From Occupy to Ferguson
The two movements are more connected than you think.
Dispatch
Policing After Ferguson
Can we stop the brutality?
Culture
The Uses of Enchantment
In Enchanted Objects, David Rose rhapsodizes about the coming Internet of Things. But can high-tech objects really reconnect us?
Dispatch
Can We Have More Jobs and Less Work?
In an age of overwork and unemployment, economists look at novel ways to solve both problems.
Feature
The Dawning of the Age of Anthropocene
By altering the earth, have humans ushered in a new epoch?
News Blog
$40 Million Fund Created for Rana Plaza Victims’ Families
Dispatch
The Adoption-Industrial Complex
Is U.S. domestic adoption about children or profit?
Feature
Is Your Town in Transition?
Out of a quaint English town, a sustainability movement goes global.
News Blog
Noam Chomsky Helped Talk Stephen Hawking Into Boycotting Israel
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The Rap Song That Rahm Emanuel Doesn’t Want To Hear
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Independent Media Now!
An interview with Amy Goodman.
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Joss Whedon Warns of Romney Zombie Apocalypse
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Is America Exceptional?
Jarrett Stepman and Eli Zaretsky, representing the Right and Left, respectively, debate U.S. superiority
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Get Your War On: One Job, One Vote
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Spanish Police Clash with Anti-Austerity Protesters
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South African Police Kill Striking Miners
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Chicago Tribune: The Life and Death of an Iraq Vet