Economy

Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy

The economic picture under Biden actually looks great—but he’s polling poorly anyway.

Comment / Dean Baker

Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse

The dispute over Ethiopia’s enormous dam should be a warning of what the future holds on a hotter, drier planet.

Joshua Frank

What Happened to the Democratic Majority? What Happened to the Democratic Majority?

Today the march of class dealignment feels like an inexorable fact of American political life. But is it?

Books & the Arts / Matthew Karp

Policy

President Joe Biden announces almost $5 billion for 37 transportation projects across the US.

Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy

The economic picture under Biden actually looks great—but he’s polling poorly anyway.

Comment / Dean Baker

Harry Belafonte sings before a crowd at a civil rights rally.

From the Front Lines to the Corporate World: My DEI Journey From the Front Lines to the Corporate World: My DEI Journey

From intention to impact: a practical guide.

Malia Lazu

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Bernie Sanders: “The International Billionaire Class Is Making Out Like Bandits” Bernie Sanders: “The International Billionaire Class Is Making Out Like Bandits”

The Vermont senator denounces the wealth concentration fueling global wars at the expense of everyday people.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Labor

Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law

Democrats, empowered by voters in 2022, overturned a “right to work” law as part of a sweeping pro-labor agenda that’s a model for other states.

John Nichols

The UAW Is Organizing the South The UAW Is Organizing the South

The union announced that more than half the workers at a VW plant in Tennessee have signed union cards. And it’s vowing that this is only the beginning.

John Nichols

Victor Pickard on What’s Really Killing the News Media Victor Pickard on What’s Really Killing the News Media

On this episode of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast, a discussion on the crisis in journalism.

Tech Won’t Save Us / Paris Marx

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jeet Heer

The Score

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.

Editorial / 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.

Editorial / Mike Konczal

We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It.

We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It. We Have the Solution to Child Poverty. Republicans Are Blocking It.

The expansion of the child tax credits under the American Rescue Plan halved child poverty. When the policy ended, child poverty shot back up.

Editorial / Bryce Covert

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Palestinians are standing next to an unexploded bomb dropped by an Israeli F-16 warplane in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, on January 1, 2024

They’re Supposed to Be Socially Conscious Investors. Why Are They Funding the War on Gaza? They’re Supposed to Be Socially Conscious Investors. Why Are They Funding the War on Gaza?

A range of so-called ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) funds have major investments in some of the weapons manufacturers making arms for Israel.

Feb 16, 2024 / Sarah Sax

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Cameras aren’t just monitoring us in public—now they’re actually yelling at us.

Feb 16, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

At the Cleantech North America conference, the fates of climate-tech start-ups are tangled into the balance sheets of companies who caused the crisis in the first place.

Feb 15, 2024 / Molly Taft

Kentucky SB 150 Protest

Stop Picking on Public Libraries Stop Picking on Public Libraries

You might think that an apparently harmless public good like a library would have no enemies. But in the age of Trump, they have many.

Feb 14, 2024 / Rebecca Gordon

LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains

LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains LA’s Corporate Class Wants to Reverse Progressive Gains

The LA left’s newfound electoral muscle has transformed the city into one of the most renter-friendly in the country. Business and real estate interests are fighting back.

Feb 12, 2024 / Feature / Mike Bonin and Peter Dreier

Beth Lewis, Executive Director of Save Our Schools Arizona, speaks out against income tax cuts and election law changes passed by the Arizona Legislature in Phoenix, Arizona on September 28, 2017.

In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due

For GOP lawmakers who view public education as a quasi-socialist project, the gaping hole in state budgets left by subsidizing private school tuition is a feature, not a bug.

Feb 7, 2024 / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

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