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April 15, 2022
Brian Benjamin’s Resignation Is a Gift to New York Progressives
With New York’s lieutenant governor out of action, the path to power for veteran activist Ana María Archila just got a lot easier. But only if supporters can raise the funds that will allow her to compete effectively.
April 14, 2022
Sweeping Homeless Encampments Is Cruel and Unacceptable
We cannot sit idly by while police target the most vulnerable members of society.
April 13, 2022
The Leftist Argument for Not Paying Your Taxes
Not paying taxes for unjust wars has a long history in this country.
April 11, 2022
Can Biden Minimize the Cruelty of the Public Charge Rule?
Immigrants can put their residency status at risk by receiving government benefits. Could the president change this without altering the law?
David M. Perry
April 5, 2022
As Prices Soar, We Need Action—Not Spin
It’s ever more critical that Democrats enact policies that visibly support working people.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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March 31, 2022
Biden’s Billionaire Tax Is Smart Politics for the Midterms
Taxing the rich is a winning issue, no matter what the Republicans (and Joe Manchin) say.
March 30, 2022
How the Student Debt Crisis Hurts Women
With the payment moratorium for student loans expiring on May 1, millions of women will face the possibility of financial ruin.
March 28, 2022
From the Labor Question to the Housing Question
Left unchecked, the asset economy swells the ranks of the homeless and consigns what’s left of the middle class to permanent tenancy.
March 25, 2022
California Scrambles to Manage Its Housing Crisis and Rising Gas Prices
It’s time for the governor to push for deeper reforms—and for the federal government to follow suit.
March 24, 2022
America Needs Social Housing
We must free Black and brown tenants from the rent gouging, health violations, and eviction threats employed by corporate landlords and Wall Street investors.