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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responds to a question from the moderator during the Gubernatorial Forum at the 2023 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce annual meeting dinner in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Backed the UAW Strike, and It’s Paying Off Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Backed the UAW Strike, and It’s Paying Off

It used to be that Democrats in tight races downplayed their union ties. Not anymore.

Nov 2, 2023 / John Nichols

Kaiser Permanente workers on strike marching with signs on a picket line

What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave? What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave?

Nurses and others have won victories on the picket line they couldn’t achieve at the ballot box.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment

Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment

Melissa DeRosa’s new memoir attacks the women her former employer preyed on. Why can’t she see what she has in common with them? 

Oct 25, 2023 / Alexis Grenell

Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and 2020 presidential candidate, left, listens as Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, speaks during the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, U.S., on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown Ask the Senate: Which Side Are You On? Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown Ask the Senate: Which Side Are You On?

The pro-labor stalwarts want the Senate to pass a resolution declaring solidarity with striking UAW members.

Oct 24, 2023 / John Nichols

Left to right: Ayman Mohyeldin, Ali Melshi, and Mehdi Hasan.

The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia

Amid war fever and bigoted violence, we have to combat media cowardice.

Oct 16, 2023 / Jeet Heer

A group of people hold signs reading

Safe Staffing Is Front and Center in Another Huge Healthcare Strike Safe Staffing Is Front and Center in Another Huge Healthcare Strike

Seventy-five thousand healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente locations across five states and Washington, D.C., walked off the job to demand an end to staffing shortages.

Oct 13, 2023 / Bryce Covert

Elderly hands

Aging in America Shouldn’t Be This Hard Aging in America Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Why should capital take any interest in people who are no longer a source of profit?

Oct 12, 2023 / Rebecca Gordon

The USPS Is Falsifying Safety Documents as Its Workers Die of Heat

The USPS Is Falsifying Safety Documents as Its Workers Die of Heat The USPS Is Falsifying Safety Documents as Its Workers Die of Heat

Even after a mail carrier’s recent death, the company continues to violate its own rules.

Oct 11, 2023 / Josephine Lee

(Left) Firefighters dousing the flames at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City, on March 25, 1911. (Right) People walk past the Asch building 100 years later, on March 24, 2011.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

How it inspires the struggle for workers’ rights.

Oct 10, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

Like my patients, he was on life support—but from my body rather than machines.

Oct 9, 2023 / Feature / Colleen M. Farrell

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