Opinion

Facts Over Ideology, Peace Over War
Russia is responsible for invading Ukraine, and we have to recognize that.
Terry Burke and Andrew Berman
Biden Throws Labor a Bone, When We Need Steak
The White House's Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment suggests stronger laws are needed for fundamental change in labor movement. So where are they?
Hamilton Nolan
The Fight to Reclaim Colorado's Privatized Rivers for the Public
A fisherman’s lawsuit pushes back against a tide of wealth-driven privatization that seeks to deny public access to waterways and other public resources.
Mark Squillace
Rashida Tlaib: Here’s Where Biden’s SOTU Fell Short
With a stroke of a pen, President Biden could improve lives for millions of working people. To strengthen the state of the union, now is the time for transformative action.
Rashida Tlaib
The U.S. Should Respond to Putin’s Unconscionable Invasion of Ukraine With Diplomacy, Not War
Urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid—and Russia’s own antiwar movement—could stop the suffering.
Phyllis Bennis
Robert Reich: The Biden White House Is Making a Mistake By Not Tying Inflation to Corporate Power
When we talk about inflation we must also talk about soaring corporate profits.
Robert Reich
The Best Way to Fight for the Public is in Public
Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Minneapolis' first Black democratic socialist City Councilmember, says she's not only fighting for better outcomes, but a more just system.
Robin Wonsley Worlobah
How a News Voucher System Could Revitalize American Journalism
We can rebuild the local journalism industry by having the government give people the means to pay for news.
Mark Histed
Youth to Biden: Drop Debt
Democrats may be doomed in the midterms without student debt cancellation.
Paige Oamek
Joseph Stiglitz: The Wrong Way to Respond to Inflation? Panicking.
The data show there's no reason to react rashly with large across-the-board interest-rate hikes. Instead we should pursue policies that tax the rich and benefit working people.
Joseph Stiglitz
The U.S. Dairy System Is in Crisis and Exporting More Milk to Canada Won’t Fix It
U.S. farm policies are bad for dairy farmers, cows, customers and the climate. We shouldn’t try to defeat Canada’s dairy system—we should learn from it.
Niaz Dorry
U.S. Militarism Is a Cause of Tension in Eastern Europe, Not a Solution
The United States backing Ukraine raises tension with Russia and is another move to feed into the military-industrial complex.
Khury Petersen-Smith
Legalized Sports Betting Is Class War Against You
The new age of app-based gambling will do for personal finance what Facebook did for public discourse.
Hamilton Nolan
States Now Hold the Key to Making Medicare for All a Reality
With action stalled at the national level, local elected officials and movement organizers have joined forces to enact single-payer healthcare.
Michael Lighty
Financial Superbubble Meets Political Dystopia
The next major recession will be the final ingredient in America's poisonous post-Trump evolution.
Hamilton Nolan
Disrupt or Anchor the Democratic Party? Why Not Both?
Political scientists Frances Fox Piven and Daniel Schlozman offer key perspectives on whether movements should put pressure on political parties from the outside, or focus on gaining insider power themselves.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Where Is the 100,000-Strong Public Health Corps Biden Promised Us?
The government needs to bring vaccines and information to the people through an ambitious public jobs program, just like Biden said he would.
Abdullah Shihipar
The Billionaire Side Hustle That Inequality Created
An easy income stream is open to anyone who can pay the entry price. (You can't.)
Hamilton Nolan
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