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April 19, 2018
American Hubris, or, How Globalization Brought Us Donald Trump
It was “free trade” mania, pushed by both major political parties, that destroyed working-class prosperity and laid the groundwork for his triumph.
October 17, 2017
How the Swindlers of Silicon Valley Avoid Paying Taxes
Now they’re pushing an ingenious new dodge that would allow them to pay even less.
September 28, 2017
Why American Democracy Has Descended Into Collective Hysteria
We are a great power in decline—but neither party has a clue what to do about it.
September 14, 2017
How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy
Democrats not only colluded with Republicans in the robbery—some may now be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions they owe in back taxes.
April 5, 2017
The Senate Should Censure Trump
It’s been done once before, against Andrew Jackson. Trump has disgraced the office of the presidency, so it’s time to do it again.
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March 16, 2017
Trump Is Fighting a New Trade War—and This One Is Intramural
A nasty White House battle has broken out between right-wing nationalists and globalist financiers.
January 31, 2017
Trump’s Harvest of Shame
The goal of his Muslim ban is to stampede the public into accepting even more extreme measures in the name of self-defense.
December 21, 2016
Mitch McConnell Assaulted the Constitution (and Got Away With It)
The senator refused to perform his duty in rejecting any consideration of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
November 9, 2016
The Plain People Spoke on November 8. Will the Powerful Listen?
Like it or not, Tuesday’s ballot-box rebellion was a profound act of small-d democracy.
November 8, 2016
No Honeymoon for Hillary
If Clinton wins, she’ll inherit massive public anger unless she fights for progressive changes on trade and industrial policy.