Politics

As Sanctions Kill Iranians Stricken With COVID-19, Democratic Leaders Are Silent
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling on Trump to curb the suffering. Where is Democratic leadership?
Sarah Lazare
What’s Joe Biden’s Response to Coronavirus? Even He Doesn’t Seem Sure.
Biden's coronavirus response plan doesn't just fall short—it also doesn't match what he's been telling the public.
Branko Marcetic
One Big Reason Bernie Sanders Must Stay in the Race
Only if he continues his campaign will the Democratic Party reform movement be able to bring resolutions to the convention floor.
Larry Cohen
To Fix the Looming Supply Chain Crisis, Nationalize Amazon
Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic demands a novel solution: placing the e-commerce giant under public control.
Paris Marx
Corporate America Fleeced Us Again
The coronavirus bill is an orgy of corporate welfare that rivals the 2008 bailout.
Moe Tkacik
The GOP Is Exploiting Fears of Rising Suicides to Protect Wall Street Profits
If Republicans really cared about stopping deaths of despair, they’d advocate for a robust social safety net.
Sarah Lazare
Jeff Bezos Embodies the Cruel Autocracy of Neoliberal Capitalism
Amazon CEO and richest-man-in-the-world Jeff Bezos wants you to work as much as he does—for one millionth of the pay
Branko Marcetic
The Senate’s $2 Trillion Bailout Falls Flat on Worker Protections
The coronavirus financial relief package is packed full of corporate giveaways and lacks basic safeguards for workers and their families.
Josh Bivens and Heidi Shierholz
The Big Idea: Mandatory Voting
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The 7% Matter
Dan Cohen
The Swing Voter Chimera
Micah Uetricht
Wall Street Wants To Let Us Die So They Can Profit
Because self-isolation hurts corporate profits, billionaires are calling to end the too-limited public health measures taken so far by the US government. Unless we take action, Trump might heed their advice — and enormous numbers of people could die as a result.
Eric Blanc
5 Years of U.S.-Saudi War Have Left Yemen Highly Vulnerable to a Coronavirus Outbreak
Any U.S. response to the global pandemic must end the war.
Shireen Al-Adeimi
We Should Be Very Wary About the Growing Military Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
The reliance on the military for emergency response is a testament to the failures of the U.S. welfare state.
Sarah Lazare
The Future Socialists Want, And Centrists Fear
Are reds and red-scarers even talking about the same thing?
Joel Bleifuss
Mike Davis: The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism
Pandora's Box is open, and our ruthless economic system is making everything far worse.
Mike Davis
While Mainstream Democrats Fumble, Bernie Sanders Is Modeling a Serious Response to Coronavirus
Democrats make a huge mistake by shying away from a robust material response to the crisis.
Natalie Shure
Illinois Prisoners Say They Don’t Have Access to Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Supplies or Soap
Illinois state prisons are a coronavirus time bomb, activists warn.
Sarah Lazare
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