Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

Bleifuss has worked at In These Times for 34 years, including as managing editor and senior editor. He tackles the state of national and international events with a blend of critical insight and humor, and over the years has developed a niche for investigative reporting.His reporting on environmental health issues, national security scandals and the Iran Contra affair has landed in newspapers and magazines around the country, including the New York Times, the Utne Reader, the Capital Eye and many others.He is the co-author of the book “Was The 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?,” with Steven F. Freeman.Before joining In These Times, Bleifuss was director of the Peace Studies Program for the University of Missouri, a features writer for the Fulton Sun in Fulton, Missouri, and a freelance journalist in Spain.Bleifuss currently serves on the advisory board of The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council.
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Express Yourself, But Vote
This year's Democratic ticket may not be perfect, but, like life, it is much better than the alternative.
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Smart ALEC’s Comeuppance: Bill Moyers Takes On the American Legislative Exchange Council
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GOP Land Grab
To Romney and others in his party, all public assets look ripe for privatization
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A Slip of the Tongue?
Bill Clinton's praise for Romney's business career signals what's to come in 2016.
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Javier Sicilia: Leading His Caravan to Washington
After his son was murdered, a Mexican poet took the helm of a new movement challenging the War on Drugs.
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Let’s Intervene in Elections
If the Left wants to be relevant, it must remember the ballot box.
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Occupy’s Meme Warrior
Adbusters' Kalle Lasn on Occupy and a resurgent Left.
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The Banality of Corporate Evil
Claiming they can't be held liable for human rights abuses, corporations reach a new height of hypocrisy.
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When It Comes to Iran, U.S. Should Make History, Not Bombs
Washington must prevent, rather than join, a war over Iranian nuclear capabilities.
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It’s More Than a War of Words
If Democrats can't inspire progressives to vote this year, Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
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A ‘Care Socialist’ Speaks Out
An economist debunks the "austerity story."
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Our Time Is Now
The Occupy Wall Street protests present a rare and urgent opportunity to put our uncompromised ideals into action.
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Corporations Are Not People
A movement builds to fight corporate rule and amend the Constitution.
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Countering Corporate Rule
In These Times exists to suggest alternatives to corporate rule—but we need your help to continue.
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Cancer Calling, Again
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Help Expose Secret Corporate Campaign Contributions
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Fox Populi
Frances Fox Piven on how to grow the movement, and Glenn Beck-inspired death threats.
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Let’s Share the Sacrifice
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The Editor Who Kissed Ass
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We’ve Got a Job to Do
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Debating ‘The Change We Seek’
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Battling Corporate Krakens
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Learning From the Right
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Stand Up for Elizabeth Warren
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In an Afghan Hole? Dig Deeper
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ITT Community Business
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Obama’s ‘Ben Tre Logic
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Block ’Em, Sock ’Em
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Buy Back Our Government
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A Specter is Haunting Dems
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Bailout Bandits
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Building Utopia
A new documentary profiles the rise and fall of a Depression-era utopian experiment in the Bronx.
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To Boycott Israel…or Not?
Naomi Klein and Rabbi Arthur Waskow debate whether divestment will bring peace to the Middle East.
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The Audacity of Reform
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The Interactive Presidency
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We Have Much to Celebrate
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Demons Out!
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United We Fail
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Letter from Joel Bleifuss: Drop charges against Amy Goodman and two producers of “Democracy No
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Keep the Heat on Obama
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EPA on Trial
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Bush’s Selective Mourning
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Piling it High
The sewage sludge industry meets the light of day
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Political Vice Squad
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Red-Boating Obama
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Political Climate Change
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Pollsters and Puppets
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The New Children’s Crusade
Vets like Vincent J. Emanuele and other Iraq Veterans Against the War inherit the reins from the Vietnam era peacenicks before them
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