Economy

Steve Schwarzman speaking to students

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jun 10, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Central Park Tower, One57, and 111 West 57th Street, 2022.

What’s the Deal With Manhattan’s Pencil-Thin High Rises? What’s the Deal With Manhattan’s Pencil-Thin High Rises?

A walk along 57th Street.

Jun 10, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Karrie Jacobs

RFK Jr.

RFK Jr. RFK Jr.

In a nutshell.

Jun 7, 2024 / OppArt / Steve Brodner

President Joe Biden announces asylum restrictions at the US-Mexico border in the East Room of the White House on June 4, 2024.

President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next? President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next?

Many people say they want tougher border enforcement. They don’t always like what that looks like.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jack Herrera

A wall at entrance of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with the agency's name in large type and below that

Pregnant Workers Are Seeking Justice After Being Penalized on the Job Pregnant Workers Are Seeking Justice After Being Penalized on the Job

According to complaints filed by the legal organization A Better Balance, Chick-fil-A and Amtrak have violated the protections guaranteed in the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Jun 5, 2024 / Bryce Covert

An interior view of the betting odds video board at the Westgate Superbook ahead of the Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on February 9, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis? Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis?

Why a progressive approach might be a national intervention.

Jun 5, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

General views of the “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” skyscraper billboard campaign in Hollywood, California.

Addiction to Blockbuster Franchises Is Killing Hollywood Addiction to Blockbuster Franchises Is Killing Hollywood

Corporate consolidation means tired and increasingly unpopular sequels.

Jun 3, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Trump after guilty verdict

With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched

The Manhattan court case clarifies the stakes—and gives a chance for a Biden reboot.

May 31, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Cows queuing for milking at United Dreams Dairy, in North Freedom, Wisconsin, on May 8, 2024.

We’re Facing a Potential Bird Flu Catastrophe We’re Facing a Potential Bird Flu Catastrophe

H5N1 is spreading across the US, targeting some of our most vulnerable communities, and exposing our tattered public health system. We need bold action, and we need it now.

May 30, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves and Anne N. Sosin

Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion (left), is presented with an honour roll of names of the first subscribers to the new Israel Independence Bond issue by American businessman Rudolf Sonneborn (right) at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on May, 1951.

How Israel Bonds Put the Cost of the War in Gaza on US States and Municipalities How Israel Bonds Put the Cost of the War in Gaza on US States and Municipalities

After October 7, Palm Beach County, Florida, bought $660 million in Israel bonds. A new lawsuit argues that it’s a bad deal for taxpayers.

May 30, 2024 / Clark Randall and Lucy Randall

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