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GDP: A Countdown to Doom
The numbers we use to measure the economy’s recovery from Covid also measure the rate at which we barrel into ecological catastrophe.
Joseph Bullington
The Wisconsin Idea
Growing food sovereignty on the shores of Lake Superior
On a small Wisconsin island, members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and volunteers provide fresh food and restore ancestral connection through gardening.
Kip Dooley
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The Time Has Come to Demolish Glen Canyon Dam
Amid a worsening drought in the Southwest, the controversial dam on the Colorado River is ceasing to serve its purpose. It’s time to tear it down.
Gary Wockner
Viewpoint
The Power Is Still Out in New Orleans After Hurricane Ida. We Need Public Control of Our Energy Systems.
The damage from Hurricane Ida is the latest reminder that the climate change era requires public ownership of infrastructure.
Thomas M. Hanna
Viewpoint
Empires Don't Last, But Their Scars Do
The Afghanistan withdrawal reteaches an old lesson about blowback to American intervention.
Joel Bleifuss
Viewpoint
What Our Cultural Elites Can't Understand About Justice
The obvious solution to the "cancel culture" panic is the one that they just can't bear.
Hamilton Nolan
Feature
Afghan Activist: We All Deserve Refuge, Not Just Those Who Served the U.S.
"This was a stupid occupation and invasion where nobody received anything," says Afghan activist Nematullah Ahangosh.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
Buffalo Starbucks Workers Say They Will Unionize One Store At a Time
Union elections at individual stores would be a significant labor breakthrough in the fast food industry.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
How to Make the Building Trades Work for Women
From winning maternity leave to organizing against sexual harassment, union tradeswoman are pushing for change.
Mindy Isser
Child in wheelchair
Feature
School's Open. But What About the Year That I, And Other Disabled Students, Lost?
A 10-year-old reflects on remote learning challenges as we head into a new academic year.
Freyja Christian and Aimee Christian
Viewpoint
Progressives Now Hold the Cards in Congress
The budget standoff revealed a new power balance in the Democratic Party.
Nick Vachon
Viewpoint
Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks
The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It’s time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Feature
Education Shouldn't Be A Debt Sentence
My debt is symptomatic of capitalism. It should be canceled.
Nick Marcil
Feature
Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It's Funding a Pro-War Think Tank.
What CACI reveals about the feedback loop between military contractors and think tanks.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
They Rappel Down Skyscrapers to Clean Windows. And They're Going On Strike.
A conversation with Eric Crone, union steward and window cleaner who works for Columbia Building Services.
Maximillian Alvarez
Feature
I Deserve Meaningful Action From My University to Address Anti-Asian Hate
Northwestern students need more than empty statements. It's time for institutional solutions.
Allison Arguezo
Labor
Colectivo Is Now the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S.—And More Could Follow
After months of waiting, the NLRB finally ruled that Colectivo workers have won their union.
Alice Herman
Viewpoint
Sanctions Didn't Help Cubans, Iranians or Venezuelans. They Won't Help Afghans.
Economic punishment is taking a brutal toll during the pandemic.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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