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The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan
Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.
July 21, 2021
Progressives Around the Country Are Recalling Sewer Socialism’s Proud History
At the local level, sidewalk socialists represent a movement whose time has come.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 21, 2021
This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers
The bill cements in place the existing deep poverty in farmworker communities, and makes it much more difficult for farmworkers to organize.
July 16, 2021
How Capitalism Invented the Care Economy
This is what’s missing from the new conversation about care work.
July 13, 2021
Letters From the July 26/August 2, 2021, Issue
Holiday spirit… The other greenhouse gases… A last resort… A plague on both houses (web-only)…
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July 8, 2021
How Labor Can Win at the Bargaining Table
A new report from Berkeley is a rare piece of good news for American labor—and a bracing reminder of what real organizing looks like.
July 2, 2021
The Real Target in the Supreme Court’s ‘Cedar Point’ Decision
The court and the press talked about “property rights.” But the real impact will be on organizing, and workers’ rights.
July 1, 2021
There’s a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn’t Involve the Lottery
As the Delta variant spreads, it’s essential to make it easier for essential workers to get vaccinated—and that begins by giving paid sick leave for the shot.
June 29, 2021
How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor
Covid-19 has made medical schools more competitive, while also giving students less training.
June 25, 2021
How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart
At the last minute, the political newcomer’s once-promising bid for New York City mayor became a cautionary tale.