The Three Stages of the Church of Trump
Jeff Sharlet on how the cult of Trump metastasizes.
“We’re Calling Bullshit”: Why Museum Workers Keep Unionizing
In Philadelphia and across the country, the movement to organize cultural workers just keeps growing.
How Old Oil Wells Become Taxpayers' Problem
Nationwide, oil companies have abandoned more than a million oil and gas wells—and the cost of cleaning them up.
We Shouldn’t Have to Work Ourselves to Death
Why raising the retirement age is a very bad idea.
Christopher R. Martin
Families Deserve More Than the Parents’ Bill of Rights
The Right is coming for our schools. We need to think bigger.
David M. Perry
Brandon Johnson Took on Republican Megadonors—and Won. Is Helen Gym Next?
In These Times Executive Director Alex Han argues that what just happened in Chicago—and what happens next in Philadelphia—sets the table for what’s possible for our country in 2024.
France’s Pension Protests Are a Feminist Reckoning
As France heads into its eleventh general strike in three months, one thing is clear: this is not just a retirees' uprising.
Brandon Johnson Won the Race for Chicago’s Mayor By Loving and Fighting for the City
Johnson defeated a conservative opponent in Paul Vallas and will take office as a strong supporter of progressive politics and workers’ rights.
None of This Garbage Is Important
Let's not spend the next two years gleefully hypnotizing ourselves, again.
Policing Still Won't Save Chicago
The promise to add more police is a clarion call for the total occupation of poor neighborhoods.
Race and Uncertainty as Chicago’s Voters Head to the Polls
Meet the Activist Coalition That Outlawed Caste Discrimination in Seattle
“This is a recognition of over 2,000 years of oppression."
The Hunger Cliff Shows That the GOP Is Pro-Poverty
Millions of people are losing essential food assistance because Republicans want to impose work requirements that benefit corporations—not families.
“He Sold Our Schools off to the Highest Bidder”
A look inside Paul Vallas' history of harming public education and a sampling of the shock doctrine politics, anti-union postures, neoliberal policies and budgetary schemes he brought to school districts around the country—and world—and the havoc they helped create.
David I. Backer and Jason Wozniak
Why a Veteran Education Reform Writer Thinks Chicagoans Should Be Worried About Paul Vallas
Schneider writes that "whenever I hear the name Paul Vallas, I immediately think of a man who likes to take earmarked funding and redirect it in shallow ways that produce the appearance of fiscal solutions."
Mercedes K. Schneider
What Unionized Starbucks Workers Think of Howard Schultz’ Testimony to Bernie Sanders
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was grilled over alleged union busting in front of a congressional committee this week. That's not something you normally see in Washington.
The Chicago Mayoral Race Is High Stakes for Working People
In a new video, workers speak out against Paul Vallas’ destructive record on budgets and public education.
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The Vail-ification of the West
In part two of our series, we visit the Colorado ski towns at the extreme edge of rural gentrification.