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Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy

The US left can only dream of Democrats’ having five years ahead of interrupted power—and control of Congress—with the GOP, like the Tories, driven far to the margins for a d...

Jul 15, 2024 / Ross Barkan

How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

Microfinance has been touted as a miracle cure for poverty in the global south. The reality has been a lot messier.

Jul 15, 2024 / Feature / Mara Kardas-Nelson

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is keir-starmer-point-getty.jpg Labour leader and incoming Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and his wife, Victoria, Lady Starmer, enter 10 Downing Street following Labour's landslide election victory on July 5, 2024, in London.

Labour’s Historic Victory Belies Deep Fault Lines in British Politics Labour’s Historic Victory Belies Deep Fault Lines in British Politics

Keir Starmer has won a huge parliamentary majority—despite a fall in the Labour vote.

Jul 5, 2024 / Steve Howell

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry speaks to airport workers demanding Congress fix the air travel system at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on November 9, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia.

What Does It Mean to Be a Labor Leader for This Moment? What Does It Mean to Be a Labor Leader for This Moment?

Lessons from Mary Kay Henry, the first woman president of SEIU.

Jul 2, 2024 / Ai-jen Poo and Deepak Bhargava

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away. Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Mask bans are ostensibly about public safety. The result would be disastrous for public health—but it goes beyond that, too.

Jun 28, 2024 / Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant

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

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's president-elect, announces her cabinet picks at the Interactive Museum of Economics in Mexico City on June 20, 2024.

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win

Sheinbaum’s landslide victory is thanks to her commitment to continue policies that put the interests of the working class first.

Jun 21, 2024 / José Luis Granados Ceja

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Why "Fund Students, Not Systems" Is a Recipe for Disaster Why "Fund Students, Not Systems" Is a Recipe for Disaster

When the "Race to the Top" becomes winner take all, students are the big losers. And as the stakes grow higher and higher, public education falls further behind.

Jun 18, 2024 / Feature / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2024.

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jun 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Studies overwhelmingly show that the effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment rates is basically zero.

Jun 14, 2024 / The Score / Bryce Covert

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