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April 13, 2021
A Plea to President Biden to Stop Perpetuating Racist Tax Policy
Even if the president managed to vanquish racism in every other part of government, failing to address its role in our tax system would be a tragedy.
April 6, 2021
A ‘Just Transition’ Clean Energy Revolution Can Be a Boon for West Virginia—and the Country
The Mountain State can be ground zero for America’s transition to a new, green economy.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 1, 2021
Biden’s ‘Transformative’ Plan Redefines Infrastructure to Include Caregiving
Biden wants to put $400 billion toward expanding quality home or community care. Ai-jen Poo tells
that’s “historic” progress.
March 19, 2021
Biden’s Next Goal Should Be Full Employment
Tight labor markets give workers power.
March 18, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Marks a Fresh Start in Fighting Poverty
Even as wages have stagnated, Americans have considered poverty to be a personal failing. The American Rescue Plan leaves that behind.
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March 2, 2021
$15 an Hour Is the Compromise
Biden and the Democrats need to deliver on the wage hike they promised—by any means necessary. Anything less is a moral and political failure.
March 1, 2021
‘Opponents of Medicare for All Are Deathly Afraid’
We talked to Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about M4A and building a movement in the wake of Biden’s victory.
February 23, 2021
As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost?
“Since the pandemic began,” says New York’s attorney general, “it is clear that Amazon has valued profit over people.”
February 17, 2021
What the Congressional Budget Office Doesn’t Get
About a $15-an-hour minimum wage, unemployment, and why a low-wage economy is bad for everyone.
February 9, 2021
Democrats Have Inherited a Broken Senate. Can They Make It Work?
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has his work cut out for him. Here are four ways he could make the Senate work.