Minimum wage

Democrats Refusing to Fight for $15 Are the Best Allies Republicans Have

Democrats Refusing to Fight for $15 Are the Best Allies Republicans Have Democrats Refusing to Fight for $15 Are the Best Allies Republicans Have

When eight members of the Senate Democratic Caucus blocked a wage hike, they endangered Democratic prospects in 2022.

Mar 9, 2021 / John Nichols

Two Cheers for Joe Manchin

Two Cheers for Joe Manchin Two Cheers for Joe Manchin

Democrats should let the West Virginian have his small victories while they pass big bills.

Mar 8, 2021 / Jeet Heer

VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This

VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This

The Byrd rule is not in the Constitution. It’s not what you swore to uphold.

Mar 2, 2021 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

$15 an Hour Is the Compromise

$15 an Hour Is the Compromise $15 an Hour Is the Compromise

Biden and the Democrats need to deliver on the wage hike they promised—by any means necessary. Anything less is a moral and political failure.

Mar 2, 2021 / John Nichols

What the Congressional Budget Office Doesn’t Get

What the Congressional Budget Office Doesn’t Get What the Congressional Budget Office Doesn’t Get

About a $15-an-hour minimum wage, unemployment, and why a low-wage economy is bad for everyone.

Feb 17, 2021 / Marshall Auerback and Albena Azmanova

Biden Should Reject the Latest GOP Bipartisan Fantasy

Biden Should Reject the Latest GOP Bipartisan Fantasy Biden Should Reject the Latest GOP Bipartisan Fantasy

A cynical Republican push for a bipartisan stimulus bill makes clear why Democrats have to go it alone.

Feb 1, 2021 / Jeet Heer

2020 DC

Democratic Voters Want More Than the Status Quo Democratic Voters Want More Than the Status Quo

The 2020 election results reinforce the imperative of the left’s agenda.

Nov 11, 2020 / Robert L. Borosage

A row of gamers concentrating during an esports competition.

E-Sports Are Rife With Exploitation E-Sports Are Rife With Exploitation

The corporate success of competitive gaming obscures the industry’s dark side: a massive underclass of underpaid freelancers.

Feb 26, 2020 / Alexander Lee

NY City Hall Rally Fast Food Workers

Trump Will Claim Credit for a Robust Economy. This Is How We Fight Back. Trump Will Claim Credit for a Robust Economy. This Is How We Fight Back.

The most prosperous regions are controlled by Democrats and are benefiting because of Democratic policies, while Trumplandia is lagging.

Jan 3, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

China’s Delivery Drivers Rage Against the Algorithm

China’s Delivery Drivers Rage Against the Algorithm China’s Delivery Drivers Rage Against the Algorithm

Underpaid and overworked, drivers for food delivery apps like Meituan and Ele.me are speaking out about brutal hours and dangerous conditions. 

Aug 21, 2019 / Nick Aspinwall

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