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September 3, 2021
The Staggering Costs of Sexual Harassment
Settlements offer a semblance of justice, but they don’t make victims of sexual harassment whole.
September 2, 2021
A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement
The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
August 31, 2021
Ed Asner, American Socialist
The actor, who died Sunday, championed democratic socialism long before Bernie Sanders ran for president.
August 30, 2021
The Biggest Uprising Since the Civil War Happened Here 100 Years Ago
The Battle of Blair Mountain saw thousands of miners battling cops’ machine guns—and enduring aerial bombardment. Yet today hardly anyone remembers a thing about it.
August 30, 2021
I’m a Legal Asylum Seeker. Why Can’t I Work?
Trump-era regulations are forcing asylum seekers like me to beg for help.
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August 27, 2021
The Ballplayer Who Fought for Free Agency
For his talents on the diamond and his determination off of it, Curt Flood deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
August 25, 2021
Tax Billionaires’ Pandemic Profits
In one proposal, Democrats can fund the Biden agenda and fight back against widening inequality.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 20, 2021
Chicago Teachers to the Mayor: Put Human Needs Ahead of Banks
The $4 billion in federal Covid relief funds coming to the city offers an unprecedented chance to deliver affordable housing, safe schools, and secure neighborhoods. The mayor wants to pay back the banks.
August 13, 2021
Extreme Heat Is Making Farmworkers’ Dangerous Jobs Even Harder
In California, migrant workers in the country on H-2A visas are laboring through heat, atrocious housing, and other afflictions.
August 9, 2021
The Anti-Asian Roots of Today’s Anti-Immigrant Politics
Long before Trump, politicians on the country’s West Coast mobilized a white working-class base through violent hate of Chinese and Japanese immigrants.