Poverty

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

11 Arguments for Open Borders

11 Arguments for Open Borders 11 Arguments for Open Borders

A world not divided by militarized borders would help form a world where sustainability and justice take precedence over extraction and exploitation.

Feb 5, 2024 / John Washington

A wide-frame photo of marchers at the March for Life in front of the Washington Monument, on a snowy, foggy day.

From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here

To understand the conservative fervor around abortion, contraception, and LGBTQ rights, we have to understand the impact these relatively new rights have on the labor market.

Jan 29, 2024 / Comment / Elizabeth Gregory

Young man holding wallet and counting money.

“I Had to Turn My Interests Into Something Profitable” “I Had to Turn My Interests Into Something Profitable”

For many young people today, work often means giving up their hobbies—or being forced to monetize them.

Jan 25, 2024 / StudentNation / Aina Marzia

New York Floods

In Ithaca, Climate Change Is Making Gentrification Worse In Ithaca, Climate Change Is Making Gentrification Worse

Revised FEMA flood maps significantly broadened risk zones enveloping the Southside neighborhood, which has provided Black residents with a sense of community for more than 150 ye...

Jan 24, 2024 / StudentNation / Meher Bhatia

Signage outside an Amazon Go store

How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations How Students in Seattle Got More School Counselors—Paid for by the City’s Wealthiest Corporations

Local politicians said it couldn't be done. The Seattle Times said it shouldn't be done. The students stuck to their demands and proved them wrong.

Jan 19, 2024 / Natalya McConnell

Phil White, a British millionaire, poses with a placard that reads

The Case for Capping Wealth at $10 Million The Case for Capping Wealth at $10 Million

The superrich at Davos do not deserve their hoards, and the rest of the world desperately needs those resources.

Jan 17, 2024 / Ingrid Robeyns

The rules, not the rulers: President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in October.

Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters

Joe Biden and the DNC have arranged a coronation, but what they don’t want you to know is that changing the rules is at least as important as choosing our rulers.

Jan 16, 2024 / Larry Cohen

Sarah Taber, 2024 candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture.

Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina

The health of our state’s democracy depends so much on its agriculture and rural economics.

Jan 12, 2024 / Sarah Taber

This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion

This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion This Journalist Is Uncovering the Dirty Side of Fast Fashion

Alden Wicker, author of To Dye For, wants our clothes to stop poisoning us.

Jan 10, 2024 / Off the Clock / Danielle Renwick

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