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FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
Suppressed Wages and Rural Decline Meet in Mellen, Wisconsin
In the small town, lumber workers say that low wages are pushing young people out of the profession.
Joanna Thompson
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Joe Biden Shouldn't Shy Away From the Radicalism of the New Deal
'Why the New Deal Matters' author Eric Rauchway explains why embracing FDR's signature programs is not just a moral imperative—it's good politics.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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In Dairy Country, a Network of Hmong and Latino Workers Fight Covid-19
Dairy production in Wisconsin relies on immigrant labor, a contradiction in a state that has seen the rise of nativist, anti-immigrant politics.
Esther Honig
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The Congresspeople Standing Up for Their Trans Children
Trans people, who face relentless attacks on their right to exist, are nearly absent in federal representation. Reps. Marie Newman and Pramila Jayapal, both parents to trans kids, have their backs.
Heron Greenesmith
FeatureLaborClimate
This Old Steel Mill Town is Now a Hub for Green Energy
Sick of poison runoff and toxic beaches, a former steel town near Baltimore fights for clean jobs.
Dharna Noor
FeatureLabor
How Chicago Teachers Won a Safer Reopening
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has reached the end of a bitter struggle with Mayor Lori Lightfoot over reopening during the pandemic.
Catherine Henderson
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The Numbers Show We Need Action to Stop Anti-Asian Violence
The Senate passed a bill to combat hate crimes in response to the rise in anti-Asian violence. It's a first step—but there's much more work to be done.
Clara Liang
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AOC and Ed Markey Want a Civilian Climate Corps. Here's What It Could Look Like.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just introduced a new plan to employ millions of Americans in good-paying jobs that respond to climate change. Who's in?
In These Times Editors
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST AMAZON
FeatureLabor
A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun
Bessemer was just the beginning. Amazon workers from Italy to India are uniting to form a global movement that may have found Jeff Bezos’s Achilles heel.
Luis Feliz Leon
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Who's Afraid of Critical Race Theory?
Right-wing censorship efforts are reaching new heights with the push to erase any talk of racism from American classrooms.
In These Times Editors
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Will Biden Make Good on Obama's Promise to Close Guantánamo?
Twelve years ago, one of our writers outlined what needs to happen to finally shut down Gitmo.
In These Times Editors
FeatureInvestigation
Biden's Treatment of Asylum-Seekers Looks a Lot Like Trump's
Migrants are being whisked away in the night, without a hearing, on “public health” grounds.
Tina Vásquez
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One-Click Shopping Has Brought American Workers to the Brink
In his new book “Fulfillment,” reporter Alec MacGillis chronicles how Amazon came to exemplify American inequality.
Andru Okun
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
What a Right Wing Militant in Wisconsin County Politics Reveals about Extremism
A staunchly conservative county official from Green Bay doubles as a right wing militia member.
John McCracken
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
Left Out: Struggling Dairy Farmers Ineligible for Second Round of PPP
A criteria change for second draw loans has disqualified most dairy producers from receiving relief.
Jack Kelly
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The Movement for Black Lives Has Been Waiting for This Moment
Racial justice organizers are preparing to take to the streets and the halls of power to push President Biden to meet their demands.
Eli Day
FeatureInvestigationGoodman Institute
A "Green" Product That’s Dirty To Make, and a Fight Between Danish Manufacturers and West Virginians
Who bears the pollution costs of manufacturing “eco-friendly" products?
Austyn Gaffney
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Innocent Until Proven Wealthy
America's cash bail system criminalizes poverty and exacerbates racial inequality. Illinois abolished it. Other states should, too.
In These Times Editors
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How the Filibuster Became the Biggest Threat to American Democracy
“Kill Switch” author Adam Jentleson traces the history of the Senate procedure and explains why Democrats preserve it at their peril.
Paul Blest
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"He's a Real One": The Squad's Middle-Aged, Mustachioed Ally in Congress
How Chicago’s Jesús “Chuy” García went from challenging the city’s machine to taking on D.C.’s Democratic establishment.
Maya Dukmasova
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Republicans Are Using the Capitol Riot as a Trojan Horse to Target the Left
Since January 6, GOP lawmakers across the country have introduced a slew of anti-protest bills.
Branko Marcetic
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The Labor Movement Has a Card to Play—And We Need to Play It
Card check, which makes forming a union faster and easier for workers, is the centerpiece of the PRO Act. It's an essential tool for the labor movement.
In These Times Editors
Jade Dunham
FeatureInvestigationGoodman Institute
With Covid Delays, You May Die Waiting for Disability Benefits
Disabled people already had to cut through a lot of red tape to get benefits. Coronavirus made it even harder.
Bobbi Dempsey
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Devastation and Uprising: 2020 in 10 Numbers
The pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and amplified wealth inequality. But Americans have also demonstrated their incredible resilience.
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