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January 7, 2022
The Revolution Against Low-Wage Work
Workers used the additional resources of the past year to demand better pay and conditions.
December 31, 2021
Happy New Year, It’s Sure Been Weird
I wouldn’t even try to sum up this bizarre year of ours.
December 28, 2021
Why Democrats Started Fixating on Inflation
Anticipating an impact on their electoral fortunes, Democrats are hoping to get ahead on a pressing question.
December 28, 2021
These Progressives Fought the Good Fight in 2021—and Gave Us Hope for 2022
For a year that saw progress come slowly and presidential approval ratings decline, these progressives held the line, speaking truth to power, defending democracy, and showing up for the American people.
December 23, 2021
This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of a Habitable Planet
The US economy depends on consumers consuming and the earth depends on us not consuming. Which are we going to choose?
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December 21, 2021
The Challenge of Chile
The election of Gabriel Boric, a left-wing president, has consequences far beyond the country’s borders.
December 9, 2021
What Should the Democrats Do About Rising Inflation?
Doug Henwood argues that without raising taxes, many leftist policies will come with risks, while Lauren Melodia writes that the GOP is exaggerating inflation concerns.
December 3, 2021
The Reconstruction of Gaza Has Been a Failure
The 2014 plan has largely institutionalized Israel’s control of the region and failed Gazans.
December 1, 2021
Do We Really Need a 24-Hour Economy?
Perhaps the pandemic has given us an opportunity to rethink which goods are so “critical” that we’re willing to let other people risk their lives to provide them for us.
November 29, 2021
Paperwork Keeps People Poor
It would be a huge mistake for Democrats to embrace harsh work requirements once again.