For the Nez Perce, a Proposed Gold Mine Is a Symbol of Broken Promises
The U.S. government stole Nez Perce treaty land to make way for gold miners in the 1860s. A century and a half later, gold mining again threatens the tribe’s homeland.
Biden’s Infrastructure Plans Are a Good Start—But We Must Ensure Democratic Control
President Biden has laid out an ambitious agenda for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. To succeed, the projects should be put under public ownership.
Thomas M. Hanna
Biden's First 100 Days Have Been a Tale of Two Presidencies
When it comes to economic issues, the Biden administration has shown some surprising progressivism. On foreign policy, not so much.
Max B. Sawicky
By All Means, Means Test
For anti-poverty benefits, defense comes first.
Max B. Sawicky
When Times are Tough, Tax Credits Are Not Enough
Biden's anti-poverty plan is to expand tax credits—but that doesn't address the root problem of low (or no) wages.
Want to Save Democracy? Start with Georgia.
Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access in the Peach State speak to a larger crisis across the country.
“Justice Looks Like Abolition”: A Minneapolis Organizer on the Chauvin Verdict
While George Floyd’s killer was found guilty, Miski Noor of the Black Visions Collective says that true justice requires replacing policing with systems of care—and democratic control over public safety.
Rashida Tlaib on Defunding the Police: “Property Should Not Have More Value than Human Life”
The democratic socialist congresswoman explains why the U.S. needs to tackle systemic racism by investing in social programs, arguing that "police can't be the answer to all these ills in our country.”
Joe Biden's Afghanistan Announcement Is Not What It Appears
The United States may be withdrawing its troops in September, but that doesn't mean it's ending its decades-long military engagement.
This Republican "Working Class Party" Thing Is a Clown Show of the Highest Order
Try harder, Ivy League scum.
Robert Reich: Don't Buy the GOP's Phony Anti-Corporate Turn
Republicans may lash out at Coca-Cola for being too "woke," but they have no interest in challenging big business' grip on our politics.
Is the Biden Administration Quietly Pursuing an Imperialist Foreign Policy?
Pulitzer-winning author Greg Grandin explores how the State Department has adopted a "sleeper Monroe Doctrine" in Latin America.
María Esperanza Casullo
Politics Are Momentarily Weird Enough to Take On Global Capitalism
A global minimum corporate tax could have some crossover appeal.
What's Really Behind the Opposition to a $15 Minimum Wage
Fifty-seven senators from both parties are determined to preserve an economic system that rewards the rich and punishes the poor.
The Dangers of Factionalism in DSA
If the Left is to succeed where past generations have failed, it can’t allow sectarian organizations to operate as "parties within a party."
Bill Barclay, Leo Casey, Jack Clark, Richard Healey, Deborah Meier, Maxine Phillips, Chris Riddiough and Joseph M. Schwartz
If You Want Student Loan Debt Cancellation, the Time to Act Is Here
The Debt Collective is making clear to the Biden administration that it’s time to cancel every cent of student debt.
Why the Left Sees an Opening for a ‘Realignment’ in U.S. Politics
Left-wing groups such as the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are reviving the old idea of realignment, with hopes of provoking new political transformations.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Lining Up Behind Far-Right Authoritarians
As climate change intensifies and countries turn to clean energies, Big Oil will take increasingly desperate measures to survive.
The Blob Is Back Under Biden
While his administration is only in its infancy, the president appears wedded to a foreign policy from the last century.
Biden Could Help Prevent Water Crises Like the One in Jackson—If He Stands Up to Corporations
The ongoing crisis in Jackson, Mississippi shows why President Biden must reject privatization in his infrastructure plan.
Thomas M. Hanna
How Austerity Politics End
By passing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Democrats in Congress are signaling they may finally be ready to move on from the age of market fundamentalism.
We May Be One Election From Permanent Minority Rule
Donald Trump has been defeated, but American democracy remains in peril. Here’s how we can reverse the trendline.
The Disaster in Texas Shows Why We Need to Cancel Utility Debt
After enduring heat and energy shortages, Texans are now facing sky-high utility bills. It’s time to cancel this debt—and implement a national moratorium on utility shutoffs.
Joe Biden Is Following a Blueprint for Forever War
Bombing Syria and excusing the crimes of the Saudi crown prince won't bring us any closer to a withdrawal from the Middle East.