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November 22, 2022
The Upside to FTX’s Downfall
Congress has the chance to be bipartisan at last and regulate Big Tech.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 15, 2022
Rich, Polluting Nations Must Pay Up
As a bare minimum, a windfall tax on the combined profits of the largest oil and gas companies needs to be enacted.
October 28, 2022
Biden’s Embarrassing Saudi Failure
The latest diplomatic fiasco underlines America’s continuing vulnerability to interference from oil-rich autocracies.
October 27, 2022
Will the Haitian Crisis Lead to Yet Another Military Intervention?
With gangs holding the country hostage, and violence spinning out of control, the US and the UN play pass the parcel.
October 25, 2022
Mike Davis: 1946–2022
A brilliant radical reporter with a novelist’s eye and a historian’s memory.
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October 6, 2022
British Prime Minister Liz Truss Is No Margaret Thatcher
The Tory leader’s pledge to deliver neoliberal “shock therapy” brought her own party conference to the brink of open revolt.
October 6, 2022
Princeton Activists Just Won a Historic Victory for Climate Research
After a decade of student organizing, Princeton made a pledge to divest its endowment and reject fossil fuel money. Will more universities follow?
September 30, 2022
What the Government Never Learned From Puerto Rico
Five years after Category 5 Hurricane María, Puerto Rico still wasn’t ready for the Category 1 Fiona. Why can’t federal and local governments be trusted to lead recovery?
Israel Meléndez Ayala
September 29, 2022
It’s Official: America Is an Oligarchy
The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the rich exponentially increased their share of America’s wealth over the past 30 years.
September 28, 2022
We Like the Idea of Asylum Seekers, but Not the Real Thing
The 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee has been welcomed in New York and around the world. Real refugees? Not so much.