Politics

In Minneapolis, Cops Were Kicked Out of Schools. Cities in 7 Other States Could Soon Follow Suit.
Activists around the country are rallying for #PoliceFreeSchools.
Indigo Olivier
Tear Gas Is Banned in International Warfare––Why Are Police Using It On U.S. Civilians?
Police say they're using tear gas to clear crowds, but the chemical agent's effects can cause long-term physical damage.
Janea Wilson
The “Outside Agitator” Is a Myth Used to Weaken Protest Movements
Whenever mass protests of any kind kick off, defenders of the status quo immediately accuse protesters as being duped by “outside agitators.” Don’t fall for it.
Glenn Houlihan
Democratic Leaders’ Shamefully Tepid Response to Trump’s Threat of Military Crackdown on Protests
As Trump escalates his war on Black people, Democratic leadership offers mealy-mouthed platitudes.
Sarah Lazare and Adam Johnson
Amid Minneapolis Uprising, Anti-War Veterans Call On National Guard to Stand Down
"We urge you to have the courage to do the right thing. Refuse activation orders."
Sarah Lazare
Asian-American Groups Demand Biden Take Down His ‘Anti-China’ Ad
Progressive organizations condemn Biden for contributing to a climate of anti-Asian racism and belligerence.
Sarah Lazare
Want a Real Election This Fall? Enact Vote-by-Mail.
Mail-in voting could be crucial to a safe and fair election this fall.
In These Times Editors
Trump Administration Quietly Adds Foreign Arms Sale to List of “Essential Work”
Some defense workers say their lives shouldn't be risked to make weapons.
Taylor Barnes
Perry Rosenstein: Building a Foundation for Art and Social Justice
As president and founder of the Puffin Foundation, Rosenstein nourished independent journalism.
Joel Bleifuss
Class Traitors, Welcome to the Revolution
Many liberal professionals who supported Elizabeth Warren took their votes to Joe Biden, not Bernie Sanders. But they may still join a future left electoral coalition if they can face their own precarity.
Maximillian Alvarez
Trump’s “Reopening” Is a Red Herring
We should not concede the language of “reopening” to right-wing liars who are sending poor people to their death.
Sarah Lazare
The Covid-19 Crisis Shows Why Food Should Be a Human Right
With lines at food banks stretching for miles, the need has never been clearer to guarantee food to all U.S. residents.
Paul J. Baicich
Time for Progressives to Seize the Means of Production of House Relief Bills
Pelosi’s bill proves Democratic leadership won’t do what needs to be done.
Hamilton Nolan
Democratic Socialist Officials Lay Out Demands for Local Government Responses to Covid-19
A just response to the pandemic requires centering working people. Here's where to start.
Democratic Socialist Elected Officials
The President Is Goading Anti-Lockdown Militias to Violence
We must not overlook the danger of Trump's signaling.
Max Elbaum
The U.S. Response to Covid-19 Has Lavished Wealth on the Rich
While the pandemic ravages American workers, the federal government has orchestrated a monumental transfer of wealth from the bottom of the economic ladder to the top.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Don’t Believe the Debt Hawks—More Stimulus Is the Only Path to Recovery
Fear-mongering over the deficit is the absolute wrong approach to the Covid-19 crisis.
Josh Bivens
A Federal Jobs Program for Contact Tracing
To safely reopen the economy, we need a public health corps. Here's how to build it.
Dayton Martindale
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