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Nonprofit Workers Shouldn’t Be Turned Away Because Unions Are at “Capacity”
It’s time for parent unions to think creatively about new organizing.
Myriam Sabbaghi
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Republican State AGs Are Trying to Cut Workers’ Wages
While posturing as defenders of working people, over a dozen GOP Attorneys General are seeking to undo wage increases for workers on federal contracts.
Megan Uzzell and JoAnn Kintz
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Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan Is a Very Good Economic Policy
The critics are wrong—cancelling student debt will actually help ease inflation and benefit working-class borrowers.
Max B. Sawicky
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Salmon or Dams? The U.S. Might Finally Pick Salmon.
The Biden administration has recognized that removing dams is an issue of tribal justice and the only way to save endangered salmon.
Rocky Barker
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The Economy Should Serve People. Not Vice Versa.
A simple shift in perspective can eradicate our taste for austerity.
Hamilton Nolan
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Now That the IRA Is Law, the Climate Movement’s Fight Has Just Begun
After President Biden’s signing of a “historic” climate bill, environmental organizers have plenty of work ahead to undo the IRA’s worst provisions while keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Mitch Jones
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Monkeypox Is a Workers' Rights Issue
The outbreak of monkeypox shows that workers need protections like paid leave and just cause to help protect public health.
s.e.smith
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No, More Pipelines Aren’t the Solution to High Gas Prices
Reviving Keystone XL wouldn’t lower gasoline prices but it would increase carbon emissions, environmental destruction and toxic pollution.
Ted Williams
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Robert Reich: Trump Is Getting the Search of His Mar-a-Lago Estate All Wrong
While Trump claims the search was an "assault" orchestrated by forces seeking to stop him from running for president, in reality the Justice Department is just carrying out an investigation into potential crimes.
Robert Reich
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Black Women Will Face the Brunt of Abortion Bans. The Solution Is Universal Healthcare.
Those who claim to be “pro-life” should also advocate for a healthcare system that guarantees support for Black mothers and babies most at-risk due to the overturning of Roe.
Princella Talley
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The Manchin-Approved Budget Bill: A Hell of a Lot Better Than Nothing
Democrats’ new reconciliation deal is far from what progressives wanted. But it could still curb climate change, advance fairness in the U.S. tax system—and boost the party’s chances in the midterms.
Max B. Sawicky
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Biden’s Presidency Is Sinking Because of Conservative Democrats—Not the Left
Don’t blame progressives for Biden’s failures. It’s the party’s right flank that abandoned the working class.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
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After the Fist Bump
The symbolism of Biden's Middle East trip is bad. But the president's actions might be even worse.
Phyllis Bennis
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Forcing People to Work So They Can Get a Child Tax Credit Is a Terrible Idea
Work requirements don’t actually increase employment or reduce poverty. But Republicans and conservative Democrats are pushing them anyway.
Jim Pugh
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Why Socialists Shouldn’t Ignore the January 6 Hearings
Trump and his allies attempted to overturn democracy—and they’re likely to do it again. The Left should lead the charge to stop that effort.
David Duhalde
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Radical Is Now Rational
When reality changes, only fools don't change with it.
Hamilton Nolan
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Don’t Trust the Federal Reserve on Inflation
The Fed’s plan to curb inflation rests on punishing working people—when they’re the ones in need of relief.
Max B. Sawicky
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The Elite Vote Against Their Interests, Too
The rich control our party-system and our morals.
Hamilton Nolan
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A Socialist Response to the End of Roe: Don’t Mourn—Organize for Reproductive Justice
Socialist feminists don’t want “choice”—we demand full abortion rights for all, without exception.
Diana Moreno
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The Fresh Hell of Depending on Your Employer for Abortion Access
Some companies say they will cover abortion travel. Here's what's wrong with relying on their benevolence.
Sarah Lazare
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The Only Thing Constant Is Change
A message from the new Publisher
Christopher Hass
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Dear Reader
A farewell message from longtime Editor & Publisher Joel Bleifuss
Joel Bleifuss
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Beware the Corporate Appropriation of “Sustainable” Farming Practices
Long-standing methods of agroecology can feed people, restore ecosystems and transform our food system—but not if agribusiness hollows them out.
Philip A. Loring
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3 Anti-Inflation Alternatives to Raising Interest Rates
Tackling inflation requires reining in private markets—and embracing economic democracy.
Richard D. Wolff
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