Activism

Retirees protesting the Medicare Advantage situation relating to the 12-126 law outside of City Hall in New York on October 12, 2022.

Medicare Dis-Advantage: Overpayments and Inequity Medicare Dis-Advantage: Overpayments and Inequity

The very “choice” that Medicare Advantage is said to offer is undermining Medicare’s promise of equal and universal care for seniors.

Jul 1, 2024 / Adam Gaffney, David U. Himmelstein, and Steffie Woolhandler

Blood in the EV Supply Chain

Blood in the EV Supply Chain Blood in the EV Supply Chain

A look along the electric-vehicle supply chain reveals environmental and human exploitation at every stage.

Jul 1, 2024 / Michelle Chen

Record-Breaking Temperatures

Record-Breaking Temperatures Record-Breaking Temperatures

Olympic levels of heat around the world.

Jun 28, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Sir Keir Starmer

Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe

Keir Starmer looks certain to be Britain’s next prime minister—but he’s using the same centrist playbook that has opened the door to the far right in France and Germany.

Jun 28, 2024 / Steve Howell

United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh poses for an official portrait at the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022.

“Homestyle Fare”: The Supreme Court’s Weird, Ahistorical, Platonic Bribery Jurisprudence “Homestyle Fare”: The Supreme Court’s Weird, Ahistorical, Platonic Bribery Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Snyder is baffling—so long as we ignore a desire by the justices to minimize the extent of their own corrupt conduct.

Jun 28, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

Joe Biden and Donald Trump participate in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Trump Was Terrible. But Biden Was Worse. Trump Was Terrible. But Biden Was Worse.

Trump’s lies and unhinged ranting went unchallenged because Biden was incoherent and lost.

Jun 28, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The St. Louis Pride parade in 2015.

Pride and Genocide Don’t Mix Pride and Genocide Don’t Mix

The St. Louis Pride parade is being sponsored by Boeing—even while its weapons are used to slaughter people in Gaza. What kind of a sick society are we living in?

Jun 27, 2024 / Sara Bannoura, Anya Liao, and Olivia Engel

Kids eating school lunch

Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Universal free school meals are a popular and effective way to help kids remain engaged in learning and boost local agriculture. Why does it take such a fight to make them policy?...

Jun 26, 2024 / Nora De La Cour

Supporters gather at a theater next to the Helena, Mont., courthouse on June 12, 2023, to watch the court proceedings for the nation's first youth climate change trial at Montana's First Judicial District Court. Sixteen plaintiffs, ranging in age from 6 to 22, are suing the state for promoting fossil fuel energy policies that they say violate their constitutional right to a “clean and healthful environment.”

It’s Time for the US to Declare a National Climate Emergency It’s Time for the US to Declare a National Climate Emergency

The US has no comprehensive climate action plan with clear, enforceable targets, timelines, and road maps for climate protection and restabilization—and it desperately needs one.

Jun 25, 2024 / John J. Berger

NYPD officers arrest a Pro-Palestine protester during a rally at Baruch College on June 05, 2024 in New York City.

Muslim Women Are Having Their Hijabs Torn Off by Police All Over America Muslim Women Are Having Their Hijabs Torn Off by Police All Over America

Women across the country are having their civil rights blatantly violated while in police custody.

Jun 24, 2024 / Saliha Bayrak

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