The American Staff
Walter Benn Michaels
Andy Puzder, the CEO of a major fast-food company and sworn foe of raising the minimum wage, embodies the right’s anti-worker, trickle-down agenda.
A litigious businessman with thousands of employees and a history of labor disputes is assuming the presidency. Will Trump’s worker policies create an ethical quagmire?
A Ku Klux Klan gathering this weekend both recalled North Carolina’s racially troubled history, and demonstrated the strength and diversity of the state’s civil rights movement today.
Rachel M. Cohen
At a recent national conference, right-leaning education advocates spelled out a sweeping agenda that could shift the nation’s focus sharply away from public schools.
Faced with a leader who has no grasp on reality, GOP leaders are undermining the very idea of truth.
American democracy faces the risk of systemic harm in 2016.
The chief justice’s changes to the rules for litigation make suing big business a whole lot harder.
How ending profit shifting can fix corporate tax cheating and satisfy Republicans
What progressives can learn from de Blasio’s policies in New York City.
Schools are cutting back on expulsions and suspensions, which are doled out disproportionately to minority students. Without adequate funding, though, the new reforms may cause problems of their own.