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May 19, 2020
Covid-19 Is Destroying the Myth of American Exceptionalism
A botched pandemic response in the US has led to an astounding death toll, a sky-high unemployment rate, and rising inequality.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 8, 2020
‘Mass Unemployment Is a Policy Choice’
As unemployment reaches Depression-era levels, Pramila Jayapal has a plan that responds with a New Deal–level of urgency.
April 23, 2020
Here’s How the CARES Act Impacts Your Student Loans
Though it includes some relief for student loan borrowers, it’s hardly enough. And advocates are fighting for more.
April 14, 2020
Covid-19 Is Revealing America’s Fault Lines
This pandemic is a stress test for our fragile political and economic systems.
April 7, 2020
Welfare for Wall Street
As in 2008, the financial relief package leaves most Americans behind. It’s only a matter of time before it leads to an even bigger crisis.
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March 27, 2020
This Is What an Opposition Party Is Supposed to Sound Like
Bernie Sanders’s moral outrage and devastating sarcasm struck back against a GOP assault on poor and low-income workers.
March 21, 2020
If the UK Can Protect Workers From Covid-19 Layoffs, Why Not the US?
House members Rosa DeLauro and Mark Pocan have a plan to keep Americans working.
March 19, 2020
We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain—but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US
I am locked down in Barcelona, but at least there is universal health care and a tradition of mutual support.
February 10, 2020
It’s Still the Economy, Stupid
As recession fears recede, Democrats need to remember that it’s easier to convince people to gamble on social democracy in good times.
January 28, 2020
Prince Harry’s Employment Prospects in Canada (Worst-Case Scenario)