Using American Power Prudently

Our core national-security interests and the limits of military force. 

The Coming Disaster Assistance Battles

Climate change is fueling more natural disasters, but Congress is too busy bickering to respond, and more federal aid may be needed.

Donald Trump Has a Big Racist Problem -- Or Does He?

When Trump repudiates his racist followers, we’ll know he’s serious about changing his tune.

Public Option Would Fix Health Insurance Marketplace

Aetna is one of more than a dozen insurers abandoning the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, a move that adds urgency to progressive calls for a public option.

Forget GMOs. Pesticides Pose the Real Risk

Rather than worrying about unsubstantiated risks from GMOs, Americans should worry about the real risks pesticides pose for people in the communities that feed the nation.

Milwaukee Riots Fed by Decades of African American Economic Insecurity

The recent unrest in Milwaukee spotlights the deindustrialization and hyper-segregation that has devastated the city’s communities of color.

Reverend William Barber Is on a Mission from God: Change the Country’s Moral Narrative

A conversation with the architect of “Moral Mondays” on the struggle for voting rights, Fight for 15, and building toward a third Reconstruction.

DEA Wins the Battle but Is Losing the War on Marijuana

With a number of states moving toward legalization, stubbornness at the federal level may have little impact.

Papa’s Not a Rolling Stone: Low-Income Men and Their Children

Kids benefit when their dads make more time for them. Try doing it while juggling two or three minimum-wage jobs.

Want to Expand Social Security? Look North

Democrats who have started a discussion about improving retirement security in the U.S. would do well to take a page out of Canada’s book.

Violence, Mass Incarceration, and the Myth of Monstrosity

To achieve true criminal justice reform, we must first confront the violence in our country’s past and present.

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Talks Fight for 15

The union leader on the intersection of racial and economic justice, winning union recognition, and the electoral power of low-wage workers.   

Make No Mistake: The Koch Brothers Are Helping Donald Trump

They may not want the GOP standard-bearer’s dirt on their hands, but their minions are cleaning up behind him.

The Future of the Left in Europe

Austerity is a disaster, so why is the left in disarray?

How America Grew -- and Grew Unequal

Today’s inequality has more to do with historical accident and political power than economic efficiency.