Opinion

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.
Phyllis Bennis
Mike Davis’s Socialism Was Rooted in a Love of Humanity
The Marxist writer and activist Mike Davis (1946-2022) showed us all how to live and fight as an “old-school socialist.”
Micah Uetricht
Robert Reich: Why Aren’t Democrats Talking About the Real Cause of Inflation?
Casting corporate profiteering as a key driver of inflation would be a political winner for Democrats—and it has the virtue of being true.
Robert Reich
How Progressives Can Counter ‘Tough-on Crime’ Messaging
Crime plays on primal emotions. We need deep engagement to transform people's thinking.
Robert Kraig
Barbara Ehrenreich’s Call for Socialist Feminism
“Feminism—despite all our efforts—is still largely a middle-class movement and ideology,” Ehrenreich wrote in 1984—words that are still relevant today.
Barbara Ehrenreich
Biden’s Marijuana Reform Plan Is a Good Start. He Can’t Stop There.
The Biden administration has taken the first step to ending harsh and discriminatory laws around marijuana. But it’s a far cry from justice for all those impacted.
Jesse Mechanic
The Gangster Socialists of the Red State Beaches
Insurance may suck, but it doesn't lie.
Hamilton Nolan
Joe Manchin Says He’s Pro-Job Creation, But He’s Lobbying the Fed to Increase Unemployment
Sen. Manchin has justified fossil fuel extraction because it “creates jobs.” He's also pushing a policy that would cut them.
Sarah Lazare
To Win in the Midterms, Democrats Should Go All In on Reviving the Child Tax Credit
The expanded Child Tax Credit was the most impactful anti-poverty program in a generation. Democrats should campaign on bringing it back.
Jim Pugh
Teachers and Other Unionists Are Joining Iran’s Gender Justice Uprising
As part of the nationwide protests in Iran, women union members are taking to the streets, saying: “we have nothing to lose but our lives.”
Alborz Ghandehari
The Left Should Double Down on Electoral Organizing
To build power and transform communities, socialists and movement organizers need to engage in the electoral arena.
Alicia Garza
Poverty Is a Public Policy Choice
Pandemic safety net programs kept millions out of poverty in 2021. Cutting them will lead to more unnecessary misery.
Asha Banerjee and Ben Zipperer
Why Aren’t Workers at Unions Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
While Biden has taken steps to provide student debt cancellation, union workers are excluded from a key relief program—while workers at anti-labor groups like the Heritage Foundation are covered.
Audrey Winn
Independent Unions Are Great—And Proof of Labor's Broken Institutions
The inspiring wave of independent labor organizing also represents the failure of existing unions.
Hamilton Nolan
Grading President Biden’s Economic Record
Rapid job growth and increased worker bargaining power are very good—there’s a whole lot more progressive policy that could be done.
Max B. Sawicky
The Strike that Started the Red Wave
Ten years ago, Chicago teachers modeled what a militant fight for public education looks like by walking off the job. A decade later, the legacy of social justice unionism continues to animate the U.S. labor movement.
Jackson Potter
Republican State AGs Are Trying to Cut Workers’ Wages
While posturing as defenders of working people, over a dozen GOP Attorneys General are seeking to undo wage increases for workers on federal contracts.
Megan Uzzell and JoAnn Kintz
Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan Is a Very Good Economic Policy
The critics are wrong—cancelling student debt will actually help ease inflation and benefit working-class borrowers.
Max B. Sawicky
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