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October 31, 2022
Elon Musk’s Big Twitter Adventure Will End in Disaster
The good news is that the plutocrat’s move to turn a social media platform into a forum for the far right probably won’t work.
March 17, 2021
Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement
Let’s also abolish the monarchical thinking that defers to oligarchy in the UK and the US.
October 6, 2020
America’s Unending Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy
A new history charts the three-centuries long contest between elites seeking to uphold a racial and economic order that benefits them alone and the forces of democracy seeking to dismantle their power.
October 5, 2020
While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer
The billionaire’s pandemic investments, like much of his work, remain a secret.
September 29, 2020
Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse
What’s most shocking about the president’s taxes are the things that are legal.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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April 24, 2020
The Burden of Dangerous Work Must Be Shared by All
As the right-wing elite push for a premature end to the lockdown, they too must start carrying their share of the load.
February 27, 2020
What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life
If he becomes the nominee, then the Democratic Party will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the billionaire.
February 20, 2020
Democrats Must Reject Not Just a Billionaire but the Billionaire Class
Sanders is right that the party cannot surrender to “a corrupt political system bought by billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg.”
February 19, 2020
Bloomberg Is Creating a Party of One
If he succeeds, the billionaire will destroy the Democratic Party.
February 11, 2020
Trump’s Budget: Making America God-Awful Again
It would destroy what’s left of the social safety net and finish the hollowing out of America’s working and middle classes.