The American Staff
Julian E. Zelizer
Congressman Barney Frank
Mark Leon Goldberg
Jacob S. Hacker
This is American democracy's stress test. We have only limited time to pass it.
Republicans on and off the bench are moving to kill unions. But millennials—the most pro-union generation since the 1930s—may yet find a way to organize.
Subsidizing market prices to make housing affordable is a losing strategy. There’s a better way—on display for a century in Vienna.
As local newspapers shrink and many of the national media close local bureaus, we depend increasingly on coverage by reporters who parachute into communities. But even the best are likely to be a step behind events.
Madeline Janis, who pioneered local hiring agreements, is now enlisting cities to have railcars and buses made in America—by union workers.