2022 MidtermsCover StoryInterview
Democrats Need To Be Even Better on Abortion To Win the “Blue Tsunami” They Need
An interview about the midterms with reproductive justice pioneer Loretta Ross.
How to Fix the Pathetic Florida Democratic Party
To reverse their dismal midterm election performance, Florida Democrats need to embrace working people, the environment and Unite Here.
Will Lithium Mining Turn California's Salton Sea into a Green Energy Sacrifice Zone?
Once a tourist destination, the Salton Sea faces ecological collapse, toxic dust storms—and maybe a lithium boom.
2022 MidtermsCover StoryViewpoint
Democrats Must Invest in Young People If They Want to Win
The midterms proved the climate generation is a force to be reckoned with.
The Good Years May Be Over, and Labor Didn't Get Much
The meager returns of Democratic control of the government remind us that true power comes from organizing workers.
2022 MidtermsCover StoryViewpoint
How the Democrats Won and Lost the 2022 Midterms
What the surprising results mean for the electoral Left.
Unionizing Is Now a Constitutional Right in Illinois. Here’s How It Happened.
In Tuesday's midterm elections, a majority of Illinois voters backed the Workers Rights Amendment which will enshrine the ability to organize. A coalition of unions, along with socialists, helped propel the campaign.
In Key Swing States, Union Members Are Democrats’ Last Line of Defense
In 2020, UNITE HERE workers led the charge in canvassing voters and played a key role in Democrats’ electoral victories. This year, they’re taking the lead once again.
They Waged the Largest Private-Sector Nurses’ Strike in U.S. History. They’re Still Waiting for Justice.
Minnesota nurses made national headlines by going on strike this fall, but as contract negotiations stall, they’re fighting for a voice on the job.
The Protest Camp Where Houseless Activists Fight Luxury High Rises
Houseless protesters in Chicago occupied a parking lot and then set up a long-term camp to fight gentrification—with the support of the neighborhood.
Lessons From the U.S. Left on Taking Power Vs. Organizing on the Outside
As social movements move beyond the default anarchist sensibility that prevailed through Occupy, they must still reckon with hard questions about bureaucracy and cooptation.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
It’s Time For a Ceasefire in Ukraine
A ceasefire in Ukraine has been needed since day one—and it’s more urgent now than ever.
Teamsters President Sean O’Brien Vows to “Pulverize” UPS in Fiery TDU Convention Speech
The first TDU-endorsed leader in 30 years sought to meet the hopes of the militant rank-and-file, promising a UPS strike if needed.
Kentucky Is Latest to Test Whether Red States Will Keep Voting for Abortion Rights
An anti-abortion constitutional amendment identical to one Kansas voters rejected this summer is on Kentucky’s November ballot.
Shefali Luthra, The 19th
Washington Post Editorial Board Wants U.S. ‘Beacon’ for Ukraine Refugees—but Not for Haitians
Bosses Hate This One Trick
Work-to-rule is not walking away from a fight, but a different way to fight.
In These Times Editors
Don’t Look Now But Progressives Are About to Expand Their Ranks in Congress
A lot is uncertain about the midterms, but there's one thing we do know—the House will have the largest left cohort in decades.
Halloween and the Horrors of Capitalism
When have you ever seen a poor vampire?
Natascha Elena Uhlmann