Donald Trump has implored conservatives to hit the streets if he ends up indicted in New York. It might be cause for worry — if Trump had any ability to mobilize mass numbers of supporters anymore.
In the Post-9/11 Media Landscape, the Fake News Was Coming From Inside the House
Twenty years ago, George W. Bush and Tony Blair lied their way into invading Iraq. The mainstream media cheered them along.
How Financial Institutions Like Silicon Valley Bank Fund the Weapons Industry
After Silicon Valley Bank’s near collapse, commentators rightly focused on the unfairness of state intervention for an institution that had acted irresponsibly. But little attention was paid to the role that banks like SVB play in financing US militarism.
Only a Mass Working-Class Climate Politics Can Free Us From the Climate Doom Cycle
The latest UN climate report was just released, and it’s brought the usual doom loop of grave headlines as emissions keep rising. The way out isn’t getting people to “believe the science” but building a pro-worker climate politics that can win power.
Free-Market Idolatry and Hatred of Democracy Go Hand in Hand
The wildest fantasy of hypercapitalist ideologues isn’t to expand democracy but to avoid its reach or even snuff it out.
Critics say Marxism can’t account for the popular appeal of nationalism. But the Marxist tradition contains some vital insights into the origins and future of national communities.
The Biden Administration Is Letting Big Pharma Profiteer Off a Cancer Drug
Under existing law, Joe Biden and his health secretary have the power to lower the price of medicines developed with taxpayer funds. They’re refusing to do so for the $180,000-a-year cancer drug Xtandi — after a furious lobbying campaign by Big Pharma.
Universal Free School Lunch Is an Absolute No-Brainer
Public school in the US is already provided universally, free of charge. There’s no reason we shouldn’t provide free lunch to every child at school as well.
Good Riddance to Howard Schultz, Starbucks’s Union-Buster-in-Chief
Howard Schultz has yet again left the top executive position at Starbucks. He’s carefully cultivated an image as a progressive CEO. In reality, he has spent his tenure viciously trying to destroy the Starbucks workers’ union.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Workers Are in the Longest Newspaper Strike in Decades
Workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have been on strike for nearly half a year. Despite a recent assault on two of the strikers and continued intransigence by the ultrawealthy family who owns the paper, they are digging in for the long haul.
Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone chronicled the growing loneliness and isolation of wealthy societies. Twenty years later, the problem is far worse than he could have imagined.
Emmanuel Macron’s Constitutional Coup Has Thrown France Into Crisis
Most French people oppose raising the pension age, and there was no parliamentary majority for the change. While the reform has now been railroaded through the National Assembly, mobilized opponents see a chance to finish off an unpopular government.
QAnon Will Not Be Leaving Us Anytime Soon
Will Sommer, author of the new book Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America, explains where QAnon came from, why it isn’t going away anytime soon, and how material deprivation helps drive conspiracy theories.
How a Verizon Worker Beat the Company’s Union Busters
In November, the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Verizon, alleging that the company illegally fired an employee in retaliation for union activities. Now that employee is getting his job back.
Without Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party Is Facing an Identity Crisis
Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation as SNP leader has exposed deep-rooted problems with the party’s centralized, secretive organizational culture. The contest to succeed her could result in a marked rightward shift with profound consequences for Scottish politics.