Politics

Right-Wing Think Tanks Are Using Covid-19 To Push War with Iran
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and American Enterprise Institute are aggressively campaigning for military escalation and a tightening of sanctions.
Sarah Lazare
Tired of Fighting About Third Parties? Just Enact Ranked Choice Voting.
Rather than scolding voters for wanting more options, we should put in place a more representative system.
Rob Richie and David Daley
Fake Meat Is All the Rage—And It Can Help Us Fight Climate Change
A case for the Impossible: the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Dayton Martindale
The Democrats’ COBRA Proposal Is an Insurance Industry Bailout
We keep handing more money to the very for-profit insurance industry that is failing us.
Natalie Shure
David Sirota: The Democratic Party’s Tyranny of Decorum Helped Sink Bernie
Sanders could have gone harder against Biden, but ultimately it was the establishment that stood in his way.
David Sirota
A Primer on Disaster Capitalism, Our New Normal
When a crisis occurs, the private sector often uses it as a distraction to push through its own agenda.
In These Times Editors
This Is a Health Crisis—Stop Treating It Like a War
Even by his standards, Trump is a terrible wartime president
Joel Bleifuss
The Democrats’ Timid COVID-19 Response Does Not Bode Well for the Climate
The Democrats want us to believe they'll act fast on climate if in power, but they've proven themselves slow in a crisis.
Sarah Lazare and Adam Johnson
Astra Taylor: Bernie Sanders’ Exit Is an Indictment of Our Broken System—Not His Campaign
Voter suppression was stronger than Bernie Sanders' voter turnout plan. And the pandemic has made things worse.
Astra Taylor
Joe Biden’s Cowardly Position on Iran Sanctions
The presumptive Democratic nominee is failing to call for sanctions to be lifted, even if just for the duration of the pandemic.
Sarah Lazare
The Future Belongs to the Movement Sparked by Bernie Sanders
Sanders may be out of the race, but by advancing a bold left agenda and putting capitalism on trial, he ignited a movement that will redefine American politics.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Bernie Sanders Started the Revolution. The Rest Is Up to Us.
Sanders has laid a path to take on corporate power and win democratic socialism.
Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht
The Wisconsin GOP Is a Death Cult
Wisconsin Republicans show they hate democracy and Wisconsinites.
Emma Roller
As the World Economy Grinds to a Halt, the U.S. War Machine Churns On
Weapons manufacturers get a life raft while the rest of us drown.
Sarah Lazare
This Crisis Can Be a Gateway to Climate Action. These Activists Are Showing How.
Climate justice organizers have moved from the streets to the Internet, where they are trying to scale up the fight.
Christine MacDonald
If You Can’t Support Medicare For All by Now, Become a Republican
Is anyone brave enough to change their positions to fit reality?
Hamilton Nolan
These Billionaires Are Hoarding Wealth While Denying Workers Paid Sick Leave
In the midst of a deadly pandemic, the CEOs and families in control of our largest companies are living lavishly while denying their workers basic benefits.
Munira Lokhandwala and Derek Seidman
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
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