Politics

The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism
The crypto market's inevitable crash will pull America's politics in an even scarier direction.
Hamilton Nolan
A Lot Depends on How Much of a Sociopath Joe Manchin Is
Will he watch the world burn for the sake of civility?
Hamilton Nolan
Stop Buying Holiday Gifts for Your Boss
A third of U.S. workers say they buy presents for their manager. It’s time to end this predatory ritual once and for all.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Running Scared from Inflation Is a Recipe for Ruining the Economy
The specter of inflation is being invoked by Sen. Joe Manchin to block vital social programs in the Build Back Better bill. It's just a pretext for class war.
Max B. Sawicky
Is Money for Nukes More Important Than Paid Family Leave? Congress Thinks So.
With Biden’s Build Back Better bill sidelined, the Senate just approved a gigantic military budget—including funds for “useable” nukes. That’s unconscionable.
Danny Sjursen
Big Panic For a Democracy That Never Was
Donald Trump is no more of a threat to democracy than the U.S. Constitution itself.
Hamilton Nolan
Lauren Boebert Is Inciting Violence Against Muslims. This Can't Be Tolerated.
Boebert’s Islamophobic attacks are a threat not just to Ilhan Omar, but to all Muslims in America. It’s time that she faces consequences for her racist actions.
Junaid Ahmed
These Three Candidates Worked Together to Bring "Sidewalk Socialism" to Their City Council
In spite of India Walton's loss in Buffalo, N.Y., Election Day 2021 still showed promise for socialism on the local level.
Rebecca Burns
The New Inflation Scare Is the Dumbest Thing Since Voodoo Economics
Elites are sounding the alarm over threats of inflation in order to block Biden’s social spending plan. We shouldn’t fall for it.
Max B. Sawicky
Robert Reich: We’re Living Under the Cruelest Form of Capitalism in the World
Wealth inequality has spiraled out of control. It's time to end this vicious cycle.
Robert Reich
When Scabs Are a Danger to Public Health
United Metro Energy is risking an environmental catastrophe in Brooklyn as billionaire CEO John Catsimatidis stalls union negotiations.
Halsey Hazzard
Moral Panics Work
On the poisonous inability to diagnose bullshit.
Hamilton Nolan
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Grading Biden's Build Back Better Deal
What’s in the latest version of Biden and the Democrats’ massive social spending plan? Not everything progressives wanted, but more than might have been expected under a centrist president.
Max B. Sawicky
The Long, Troubling Career of Buffalo's Byron Brown
The career trajectory of Byron Brown is familiar to U.S. cities: a young reformer who took on the city's corrupt establishment—and who soon embodied the very establishment he'd run against.
Branko Marcetic
Shahana Hanif, Socialist Feminist Organizer, Is About to Make History
From the start, the campaign worked to harness the power of an under-tapped activist community of Bangladeshi women—inspiring a new generation of organizers.
Ria Modak
Joe Manchin Is the One with an "Entitlement Mentality"
By refusing to support a massively popular social spending plan, Manchin is showing just how out of step he is with the American public and his own voters—like a modern day Marie Antoinette.
Celine-Marie Pascale
Postal Banking Is Finally a Reality in (Some of) the United States
A pilot postal banking program has been implemented in a number of U.S. cities. Next, let’s rapidly expand it—and take it nationwide.
Donald Cohen
The Pentagon Is Still Lying About the Deadly U.S. Drone Program
A wrongly targeted Afghan aid worker and his family are among the latest casualties.
Leonard C. Goodman
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