Economy

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win

Sheinbaum’s landslide victory is thanks to her commitment to continue policies that put the interests of the working class first.

José Luis Granados Ceja

Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices

Taking on Big Pharma is just what the (electoral) doctor prescribes.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation

At least 24 states have restricted transgender athletes’ participation in sports, and these policymaking decisions often lack input from those most affected.

StudentNation / Liam Beran

Policy

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's president-elect, announces her cabinet picks at the Interactive Museum of Economics in Mexico City on June 20, 2024.

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win

Sheinbaum’s landslide victory is thanks to her commitment to continue policies that put the interests of the working class first.

José Luis Granados Ceja

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners…

Obituary / Peter Dreier

Cars move slowly through traffic in midtown Manhattan on June 6, 2024.

Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good? Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good?

Or just until after the election? Either way, she’s blown a $15 billion hole in the MTA budget, leaving New Yorkers with overcrowded streets, filthy air, and an underfunded subwa…

Ross Barkan

Labor

An 11th-Hour Ruling Limits the Abortion Provisions of a New Law Protecting Pregnant Workers An 11th-Hour Ruling Limits the Abortion Provisions of a New Law Protecting Pregnant Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act protects workers who need to take time off to have an abortion. But now a Louisiana judge has eliminated that provision for anyone living in Missi…

Bryce Covert

Students and Staff Grapple With the Sudden Closure of University of the Arts Students and Staff Grapple With the Sudden Closure of University of the Arts

Administrators announced the closure with little warning on May 31. “It was like a slap in the face or a punch in the gut. It just didn’t feel real.”

StudentNation / Lucy Tobier

Has Jeff Bezos Embraced the Rupert Murdoch Model of Leveraging Sleaze for Power? Has Jeff Bezos Embraced the Rupert Murdoch Model of Leveraging Sleaze for Power?

The Washington Post is now run by a master of squalid tabloid journalism. 

Jeet Heer

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jeet Heer

The Score

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Studies overwhelmingly show that the effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment rates is basically zero.

The Score / Bryce Covert

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

It’s time for Americans to claw their lives back from work.

The Score / Bryce Covert

Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible

Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible Too Many Economists Thought This Was Impossible

The increase in the number of people working has helped tamp down inflation and has shown the importance of aiming for full employment.

The Score / Mike Konczal

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American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct

And the Supreme Court may be about to make the situation worse.

Jun 19, 2024 / Melissa B. Jacoby

Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man

A career nearly as steeped in blood as Henry Kissinger’s hasn’t prevented the establishment from embracing—and whitewashing—this serial slanderer.

Jun 19, 2024 / Eric Alterman

Why

Why “Fund Students, Not Systems” Is a Recipe for Disaster Why “Fund Students, Not Systems” Is a Recipe for Disaster

When the “Race to the Top” becomes winner take all, students are the big losers. And as the stakes grow higher and higher, public education falls further behind.

Jun 18, 2024 / Feature / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

LAPD officers leave the University of Southern California after clearing an encampment on May 5, 2024.

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Jun 14, 2024 / Sandy Tolan

The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) logo seen displayed on a smartphone with an Artificial intelligence (AI) chip and symbol in the background.

Silicon Valley Is Courting Gulf Monarchies to Fund AI Silicon Valley Is Courting Gulf Monarchies to Fund AI

On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Nitasha Tiku on tech and Saudi Arabia.

Jun 13, 2024 / Paris Marx

Children look through razor wire after crossing the US-Mexico border.

An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas

SB 4, which the ACLU called one of the most extreme pieces of anti-immigrant legislation ever enacted, would give Texas police the power to engage in immigration enforcement.

Jun 13, 2024 / StudentNation / Lajward Zahra

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