Poverty

Unhoused Candi Siewertsen, right, hugs a friend and a fellow member of the homeless community under a bridge at Baker Park in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Thursday March 28, 2024.

Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual? Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual?

With Grants Pass, the Supreme Court appears set to allow cities, counties, and states to criminalize homelessness.

May 9, 2024 / Comment / Jeremiah Hayden

Onesies hang on a clothesline in front of Capitol Hill, reading

The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act obligates employers to enable pregnant people to work safely and to grant them unpaid but job-protected leave for pregnancy-related absences.

Apr 15, 2024 / Bryce Covert

Trump Carrier Factory

Republicans Are No Friends to Working People Republicans Are No Friends to Working People

If you work for a living, or if you know and love people who do, there’s a lot on the line in this year’s election.

Apr 12, 2024 / Rebecca Gordon

President of Argentina with chainsaw

Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina

The country’s new president has imposed a set of brutal austerity measures as part of a so-called “chainsaw plan.” The carnage is already mounting.

Apr 4, 2024 / Jacob Sugarman

HUSKY Medicaid Launch Connecticut

Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

In July, the state will expand coverage to undocumented immigrants under age 15. But it still falls short of advocates’ goals.

Apr 4, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

Gaza: Eye on the Famine

Gaza: Eye on the Famine Gaza: Eye on the Famine

The rest of the famine in Gaza is accelerating faster than anything we’ve seen this century.

Apr 1, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change? Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Women are hit the hardest in developing nations.

Mar 29, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Joe Lieberman in 2010.

Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship

The late senator embodied a consensus of militarism and plutocracy.

Mar 28, 2024 / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to Fridley, Minn., as part of his administration’s “Investing in America” tour on April 3, 2023.

Bidenomics and Its Discontents Bidenomics and Its Discontents

The White House believes American workers have seldom had it so good. And lots of prestigious economists agree. But the voters aren’t buying. Maybe they know something?

Mar 27, 2024 / James K. Galbraith

An image of the book cover of Relinquished, showing empty baby cots, and a photo of author Gretchen Sisson.

Whom Does Adoption Really Serve? A Q&A With Gretchen Sisson Whom Does Adoption Really Serve? A Q&A With Gretchen Sisson

Sisson’s new book, Relinquished, is the corrective we need to shut down the Christian conservative myth that adoption can render abortion unnecessary.

Mar 18, 2024 / Amy Littlefield

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