Opinion

Louisiana’s Prison System—Brought to You by Big Oil
How oil money turned Louisiana into the prison capital of the world.
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs
The U.S. Should Put Price Controls on All Drugs
Pharmaceutical companies are resisting public scrutiny and suing over modest drug price regulations. It’s past time to regulate their profiteering.
Sonali Kolhatkar
ICJ Ruling on Israel Crimes "Poses the Greatest Political Dilemma for the Biden Presidency"
“I only hope that Biden will, on this occasion, stand up for justice.”
Phyllis Bennis
Israel Is a Top Student of U.S. Imperialism
The legacy of U.S. efforts to "fight terrorism" has always been mass death and displacement. Israel has been taking notes.
Azadeh Shahshahani and Khury Petersen-Smith
Losers, Quitters and the Only One Who Wins
Did the Republican primaries even matter?
Garret Keizer
Here’s a New Tool to Take on Predatory Landlords and Fight Evictions
In California, organizers and lawyers have created a toolkit to protect renters and help mitigate the housing crisis.
Philippa Rizopoulos
Our Union Called for a Cease-Fire. It's About Our Students.
Why the membership of the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to support a cease-fire—and how we see ourselves as part of a larger labor movement for peace and justice.
Dave Stieber
The Real A.I. Fight Is About Who Gets the Gains
It's not labor against technology. It's shared progress versus inequality.
Hamilton Nolan
The Only Solution to the Violence in Yemen and the Red Sea is a Cease-Fire in Gaza
U.S. strikes on Yemen are threatening a wider regional war. Diplomacy, not bombs, is the way to avoid a dangerous escalation.
Phyllis Bennis
On Parenthood and Genocide
A new mother and scholar of forced displacement writes about Israel's mass murder of Palestinian children in Gaza.
Heba Gowayed
A Second Trump Term Could Spell Economic Disaster
From trade wars to border policy, Trump’s plans if he wins the presidency again are set to make the U.S. economy far worse for working people.
Max B. Sawicky
It's Time to Choose: Democracy, or Billionaires?
The only way to steer American democracy to safety is to wrest money out of the claws of the wealthiest elites, who now control finances rivaling the economies of whole nations.
Sonali Kolhatkar
Photo of a man with a greying beard cradling four large liter water bottles. There is a crowd of men and children behind him, some also holding water bottles.
In Gaza, Palestinians Are Running Out of Water and Tears
“I don’t know what it will take for the world to stop the Israeli genocide in Gaza.”
Yousef Aljamal
Democratic Socialists of America Is Helping Rebuild the U.S. Anti-War Movement
Despite recent public resignations from some longtime members who disagree with the organization’s work and positions supporting Palestinian freedom, DSA is growing—and building coalitions across the U.S. Left.
Daphna Thier
Biden Is His Own Worst Enemy in 2024. Time for Someone Else.
In fumbling his response to Gaza, the President has redrawn the electoral map against himself—and the latest attempts to course correct won’t save him.
Gabriel Winant
U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) speaks in front of a poster-sized image of Reps. George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene cackling.
Republican Chaos Is a State of Being
The party’s status quo is, at best, dysfunctional, leaving the conservative movement with no winners save the opportunists taking advantage of the ideological civil war.
Eoin Higgins
Don’t Let the Flailing Center Box Out the Left’s Powerful Possibilities
Public fractures within Jewish communities provoked by Gaza genocide offer lessons—and paths forward—for progressives, Jewish and not.
Dania Rajendra and Rebecca Vilkomerson
The Christmas Truce of 1914 and the Demand for a Cease-Fire in Gaza
The World War I phenomenon should remind us of the urgency to end the mass killings—and to help us realize that a cease-fire to stop the violence is within reach.
Phyllis Bennis
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