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Today 5:30 am
Immigrant Construction Workers Fight Back Against Exploitation
Los Demolicionistas—“the Demolitionists”—have organized to stop nonunion employers from taking advantage of immigrant workers.
Today 5:30 am
“Case Numbers Don’t Matter”—and Other Fatal Covid Fallacies
The logic behind “cases don’t matter”—the drumbeat of medical professionals pushing us back to normal—is a direct violation of the oath to “first, do no harm.”
Yesterday 12:00 pm
Time to End the West’s Xenophobic Double Standard on Refugees
Racism lowers the floor for how all people are treated. But it’s not too late to change.
Yesterday 5:30 am
When Right-Wing Attacks on School Textbooks Fell Short
Some essential lessons from an earlier culture war.
Yesterday 5:00 am
Gleaning Hope From Latin America’s Abortion Rights Revolution
After centuries of living under some of the most draconian abortion laws imaginable, millions of women in Latin America now have access to legal abortion. How did they do it?
Omar G. Encarnación
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May 16, 2022
Elise Stefanik’s Crocodile Tears Over the Buffalo Massacre
Two opportunists demonstrate the triumph of Trumpist racism and conspiracy theories.
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
May 12, 2022
At the Ballot Box and Beyond in Cincinnati
While interest in electoral politics may be low among young people, many on the left are still fighting for change through other means.
May 11, 2022
Congress Leaves Those Most Endangered by Covid in the Lurch
The pandemic’s profoundly unequal toll has been made much worse by congressional inaction.
May 10, 2022
Are Joe Biden, Democrats, Ready to Fight in a Post-“Roe” World?
Reproductive freedom could give Democrats an edge if the party leadership weren’t so cowardly.