The media isn’t conveying how serious the Taiwan situation is. China is willing to fight for the island — possibly with tactical nuclear weapons — and if war comes to the Taiwan Strait, the US has a high chance of losing.
On TV news, a jingoistic discourse is already developing over the Taiwan crisis — and not just on the right. The result could be another disastrous great-power conflict, this time with China.
For politicians and the media, the big question seems to be, are we technically in a recession or not? For the millions of people struggling, the question is: What’s the difference?
Biden’s climate bill is better than nothing — but just barely. “It’s a renewable energy revolution on top of a fossil fuel build-out,” says one climate advocate: in other words, a historic clean energy investment chained to a fossil fuel giveaway.
The January 6 Capitol riot may have been a laughable failure, but it highlighted the frailty of American democracy. Unfortunately, the Democrats running the ongoing hearings investigating the riot seem to have no idea what to do about it.
The Supreme Court ruled the government needs a warrant to get your location data. But ICE is getting warrantless access anyway. The marriage of private data gathering and immigration enforcement is looking alarmingly like a surveillance state.
We were told that the generosity of the rich would make up for cuts to government services. But those at the top are increasingly using dubious “charitable” ventures as vehicles for profit and influence.
Joe Biden just returned from his Middle East trip, where he went hat in hand to some of the world’s most brutal, US-backed despots in a desperate bid to boost oil production. All he got was a fist bump from Saudi tyrant Mohammed Bin Salman.
A startling poll shows how rapidly the Democrats are trading away their traditional multiracial, working-class base for white, highly educated voters. And the shift is causing a change to the party’s political priorities as a result.
Trigger-happy behavior and racist practices have long been endemic in US policing — but as the new Uvalde video and other revelations of recent weeks have shown in gruesome detail, so are gross incompetence and violent extremism.
Moscow’s invasion has pushed Ukraine closer to defaulting on its foreign debt, imperiling its economy and any future reconstruction. It’s time Western governments canceled that debt.
Ron DeSantis, the right-wing Florida governor and potential presidential hopeful, has taken to branding himself as the leading defender of precious American freedoms. But throughout his administration, he’s been at war with the First Amendment.
Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a fierce debate over realism as an approach to thinking about foreign policy. Historian Daniel Bessner tells Jacobin what socialists can learn from realism and what they should reject.
For months, the Democratic Party leadership knew the Supreme Court was preparing to gut Roe v. Wade. When it happened, they sprang into action and immediately did nothing.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Facebook has started censoring posts about mailing abortion pills. It’s a reminder that even if you support the idea of tech censorship now, sooner or later your views will be targeted.
When it comes to Iran policy, Joe Biden’s stance has been a striking departure from Barack Obama’s legacy and a return to the dangerous containment and intimidation techniques of the Donald Trump era.
The Fed’s planned interest rate hikes won’t curb the main drivers of the inflation crisis, but they will make the labor market more business-friendly. These are not push-button measures — they are political decisions that will have dire consequences.
The US-led sanctions on Russia were meant to force an end to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine and weaken his hold on power. Instead, their main effect has been to exacerbate the West’s own economic problems and deepen its internal divisions.
If Russia were persecuting a whistleblower like Julian Assange, the US would rightly condemn it as authoritarian abuse. But because that persecution is backed by the US, the mainstream media and American politicians are fine with it.
YouTube claimed their content moderation policies were about fighting “misinformation” and violent extremism. Instead, they have suppressed the visibility and growth of independent, left-wing media outlets.