Helen Gym Lost, But Philly’s Progressive Movement Isn’t Going Anywhere
Gym may not have emerged victorious in the mayoral primary, but the labor-left coalition that powered her campaign has emerged as a formidable political force.
Mindy Isser
The Specter of a Second Nakba
The violence during Ramadan underscores how Israel's aggressive policies aim to humiliate Palestinians and threaten their existence.
Jehad Abusalim
Helen Gym Has Won Big for Working People
Critics claim that Helen Gym has no track record of tangible accomplishments. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
David I. Backer
Private Jets Are Dirty Luxuries for the Ultra Rich. Let’s Tax Them.
The private jet industry is destroying the climate and intensifying inequality. Rather than providing subsidies, we should tax the hell out of it.
Kalena Thomhave and Omar Ocampo
My Great-Uncle Was Shot at the Memorial Day Massacre. Why Was This Working Class History Silenced?
In 1937, police killed striking steel workers in Chicago, but the story behind the tragedy was repressed. No more.
Carol Quirke
Democrats Shouldn’t Fall for McCarthy’s Debt Limit Ransom Attempt
Republicans are threatening to tank the global economy if President Biden doesn’t agree to slash spending on social welfare programs. It’s a trap.
Max B. Sawicky
Democrats Should Run on Progressive Approaches to Public Safety. Here’s Proof.
Brandon Johnson’s victory in Chicago and the failure of attacks on bail reform in Illinois show that voters want to address the root causes of crime. Democratic Party, take notice.
Will Tanzman and Tanya Watkins
As Mayor, Brandon Johnson Should Establish a Public Bank in Chicago
Chicago’s working-class neighborhoods have been exploited by predatory financial institutions and starved of desperately needed investment. Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson could change that by creating a public bank.
Saqib Bhatti
This Is How It Spreads
The raw ingredients are finally in place for the labor movement to plant its seeds everywhere.
Hamilton Nolan
The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits. Clarence Thomas Is Proof.
If Supreme Court justices can be bought by billionaires, lifetime terms only enable corruption.
Sonali Kolhatkar
Is the War in Yemen Coming to an End?
"[This is] the closest Yemen has been to real progress towards lasting peace."
Shireen Al-Adeimi
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.
Jonathan Thompson
We Shouldn’t Have to Work Ourselves to Death
Why raising the retirement age is a very bad idea.
Christopher R. Martin
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.
Alex Han
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.
Kari Lydersen
None of This Garbage Is Important
Let's not spend the next two years gleefully hypnotizing ourselves, again.
Hamilton Nolan
Policing Still Won't Save Chicago
The promise to add more police is a clarion call for the total occupation of poor neighborhoods.
Anthony Ehlers
Race and Uncertainty as Chicago’s Voters Head to the Polls
Salim Muwakkil
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