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The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

Austerity measures have resulted in dangerous, squalid conditions for the most vulnerable students.

Feb 26, 2024 / Feature / Jonathan Kozol

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

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaks during 2023 National Action Network (NAN) Triumph Awards at the Lincoln Center in New York.

The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US

Posing as a civil rights group, the ADL has long operated as an intelligence organization targeting Israel’s critics. So why does the media still treat it as a credible source?

Jan 31, 2024 / James Bamford

A drone view of the former stage at People's Park in Berkeley, California.

Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History? Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History?

Many argue that after five decades of resisting the University of California’s repeated attempts to reclaim the park, it’s time to let go of the past and move on. We disagree.

Jan 31, 2024 / Steve Wasserman, Paul Glusman, Judy Gumbo Albert, and Tom Dalzell

Austrian Marlene Engelhorn, whose family owns Germany's chemical giant BASF, poses with a placard reading “tax the rich!”

This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars

Marlene Engelhorn has committed to giving away 90 percent of her wealth. Will a council of citizens be able to decide how to spend it?

Jan 30, 2024 / Zoë Beery

Signage outside an Amazon Go store

How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations

Local politicians said it couldn't be done. The Seattle Times said it shouldn't be done. The students stuck to their demands and proved them wrong.

Jan 19, 2024 / Natalya McConnell

A projected picture of President Joe Biden with the text reading “Genocide Joe” on the wall of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum during in a Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, D.C. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at Thomas Circle to hold a rally with Palestinian flags and banners, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

Once more, wars abroad threaten domestic reform.

Jan 4, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

A woman standing with a shopping cart between tall aisles of a grocery store.

The Freedom Caucus Is Coming for SNAP The Freedom Caucus Is Coming for SNAP

Food stamps have a problematic place in progressive views of the social welfare safety net. But the program works, and it needs our support.

Jan 4, 2024 / Christopher Bosso

Murray Bookchin (left) and Murray Rothbard.

The 2 Murrays and the Age of Pretend Anarchy The 2 Murrays and the Age of Pretend Anarchy

The strange global influence of anarcho-capitalism.

Dec 15, 2023 / Jeet Heer

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) looks on during a press conference on House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into President Biden at the US Capitol on November 29, 2023.

The GOP’s Ruling Mantra: When You Can’t Govern, Attack The GOP’s Ruling Mantra: When You Can’t Govern, Attack

Republicans are launching an impeachment inquiry against President Biden to distract voters from their abysmal congressional record.

Dec 13, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

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