Every New Financial Bubble Is a Cry of Desperation
Neither meme stocks nor cryptocurrency will save you from wage slavery. Only politics can.
Joe Biden’s Progressive Economic Turn Was Shaped By Social Movements
Years of grassroots organizing helped create the conditions for Biden to embrace bold policies on government spending.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Don't Fall for the Israel Apologists' Bad-Faith Accusations of Antisemitism
There's no bigotry in defending Palestinian rights. Any claims to the contrary are part of a cynical ploy to deflect from the crimes of an apartheid state.
Words That Mean Nothing
Our political discourse is dominated by issues that don't exist
There Is No "Border Crisis"
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
Josue De Luna Navarro and Khury Petersen-Smith
The Real Root Cause of Central American Migration
If the Biden administration is committed to aiding the region, it must first acknowledge the destructive role of U.S. interventionism.
Amelia Frank-Vitale and Lauren Heidbrink
It's Time for Democrats to Pick a Side on Israeli Apartheid
As violence rages in Gaza, U.S. officials must come to the aid of the oppressed or face political consequences.
Josh Hawley Has a Populist Revolt to Sell You
The Missouri senator’s new book, ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech,’ destroys the notion that any Republican is willing to rein in corporate power.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation
Austerity is about to make its political comeback.
Still Waiting on Justice for George Floyd
One man has been condemned, but the system he came to represent is still intact.
Want a Healthier Workplace Culture? Unionize.
As a labor leader, I want professionals—and all workers—to understand the power of unions to check bosses, and build better workplaces.
Call Israel What It Is: An Apartheid State
There are no "clashes" between Israelis and Palestinians. What we're seeing in Jerusalem and elsewhere is an occupying force exercise its military might.
We Need to Build a Strong Peace Movement. The Anti-Apartheid Movement Can Show Us How.
In 1986, activists convinced Congress to pass sanctions on South Africa over the veto of President Ronald Reagan. Their victory holds six key lessons today.
When Wildfire Prevention Destroys Wildlife Habitat
As Western towns cut back nearby forest fuels to deter wildfires, new houses continue to sprawl relentlessly into the surrounding wildlands.
The Real "Big Lie" Is That Billionaires Are Tolerable
Great wealth should be seen as deranged hoarding.
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
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.
By All Means, Means Test
For anti-poverty benefits, defense comes first.
Max B. Sawicky
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.