We Might Get Some Great Tax Policies for Very Dumb Reasons
And that's okay.
"Support Afghan Women" Must Be More Than a Platitude
When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, it froze billions of dollars in Afghan assets, grinding many of the country’s most essential operations to a halt and spreading misery. The U.S. government must release those funds.
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold
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.
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
Afro-Indigenous People in Honduras Are Being Forcibly Displaced. Washington Is Complicit.
Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in our homes. It’s Washington that’s making it difficult.
Mourn the Extinct, Fight like Hell for the Living — a Wildlife Reporter’s Plea
The 23 species declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show us how much we have to lose. They should also motivate us to fight to stop further loss.
John R. Platt
The Budget Reconciliation Fight Isn't Really About Progressives Vs. Moderates
Don’t believe misleading media coverage of the standoff in Congress. Here’s what’s actually going on.
Max B. Sawicky
Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere
We need a reinvigorated anti-war movement.
Playing Chicken With Nihilists
How progressives should deal with the incredible Democratic reconciliation debacle.
Occupy Wall Street Trained a Generation in Class War
How OWS shaped a decade of dramatic protests and why it has run its course.
Welcome to the Pyrocene
Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.
GDP: A Countdown to Doom
The numbers we use to measure the economy’s recovery from Covid also measure the rate at which we barrel into ecological catastrophe.
The Time Has Come to Demolish Glen Canyon Dam
Amid a worsening drought in the Southwest, the controversial dam on the Colorado River is ceasing to serve its purpose. It’s time to tear it down.
The Power Is Still Out in New Orleans After Hurricane Ida. We Need Public Control of Our Energy Systems.
The damage from Hurricane Ida is the latest reminder that the climate change era requires public ownership of infrastructure.
Thomas M. Hanna
Empires Don't Last, But Their Scars Do
The Afghanistan withdrawal reteaches an old lesson about blowback to American intervention.
What Our Cultural Elites Can't Understand About Justice
The obvious solution to the "cancel culture" panic is the one that they just can't bear.
Progressives Now Hold the Cards in Congress
The budget standoff revealed a new power balance in the Democratic Party.
Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks
The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It’s time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class.
Sanctions Didn't Help Cubans, Iranians or Venezuelans. They Won't Help Afghans.
Economic punishment is taking a brutal toll during the pandemic.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Leaving Afghanistan Is the Right Thing To Do. We Never Should Have Been There.
Now our obligation is to those Afghans living with the consequences of our four decades of intervention.
How Domestic Elites and Foreign Meddling Undermine Haitian Democracy
To understand the rise and fall of Jovenel Moïse, we must understand the forces that propped him up.
Sophonie Milande Joseph and François Pierre-Louis
Donald Trump Is Personally Responsible for Hundreds of Thousands of COVID Deaths
An honest look at what a single lunatic has caused.
We Can’t Let the Generals Who Lied About the Afghanistan War Define Its Legacy
The U.S. architects of the ruinous war are getting the last word on its “lessons.”
The Infrastructure and Budget Bills Are a Watershed in U.S. Economic Doctrine
Deficit demagogy has (finally) become a fringe position in American politics—just look at the massive bills moving through Congress.
Max B. Sawicky