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Obama’s Year of #Resistance

Few things in politics have been as hotly anticipated as Barack Obama’s presidency, with the possible exception of Barack Obama’s post-presidency. W...   [ continue reading...]

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The Bureaucratic Nightmare of Incrementalism

In 2006, the New Yorker ran a story about a man nicknamed Million-Dollar Murray, a military veteran and a homeless alcoholic who came into contact with social s...   [ continue reading...]

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Freedom From the Boss

Most Americans believe in the idea of democracy, however frustrated they may be by the gap between the promise and reality. Some would argue that the current US...   [ continue reading...]

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The Privatization Agenda Goes Bust

The collapse of Carillion, the mammoth UK government contractor that went bankrupt Monday, was wholly made in Britain, although it has negative consequences int...   [ continue reading...]

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Small Businesses Are Overrated

As the anti-monopoly movement has picked up steam in important policy circles, some have begun thinking that small business promotion is a good idea. This seems...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond “Race Relations”

With a Fox News-animated bigot in the White House and inequality at spectacular heights, discussion of American racism has returned to the center of US politics...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideological Training for the New Economy

The forty unemployed tech workers who made it to this “job search club” meeting are prepared to chant. Arranged in folding chairs with styrofoam cup...   [ continue reading...]

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The Enigmatic Anarchist

Lucy Parsons is often lionized as a pioneering black radical, a powerful writer and orator who championed workers’ emancipation through organizations like...   [ continue reading...]

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Targeted Social Programs Make Easy Targets

The Trump administration has announced that it will allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Administration officials portrayed the poli...   [ continue reading...]

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The Machinations of Empire

On Monday, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it was terminating protections that have shielded over two hundred thousand Salvadorans in the...   [ continue reading...]

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State Racism Meets Neoliberalism

Burma — officially known as Myanmar — celebrated the seventieth anniversary of its independence at a moment when the failures of its incomplete nati...   [ continue reading...]

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History From Below

As this series of articles commemorating the Russian Revolution draws to its close, we should consider the single most compelling account of that moment. Writte...   [ continue reading...]

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Tom Brady Is Trying to Kill You

As professional health care slips further out of reach for ordinary Americans, a new breed of imitator is emerging from the void. He promises to eliminate myste...   [ continue reading...]

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The Moral Economy of the Iranian Protests

The recent demonstrations in Iran have been noteworthy for their geographic scope and range of grievances. Triggered by discontent over persistent unemployment...   [ continue reading...]

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The Real Winston Churchill

During the May Day protests in England in 2000, nothing infuriated the British establishment — its press, its politicians, its courts of respectable opini...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Baltimore Doesn’t Heat Its Schools

Last week, the East Coast was hit by a “bomb cyclone.” Cities from Virginia to Maine were pummeled with a devastating combination of blistering ice,...   [ continue reading...]

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Single Payer Could Solve the Rural Hospital Crisis

America’s rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. According to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, there were seventy-two...   [ continue reading...]

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Never Forget Nagasaki

In 2018, the average age of a Hibakusha (被爆者) — the Japanese word for a survivor of the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki...   [ continue reading...]

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The Purge of New York

The streets of East New York are lined with hair salons and fruterias — and coming soon, a massive office complex. New York City officials are planning an...   [ continue reading...]

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The Roots of the Egyptian Crisis

Mohamed Bouazizi, a long-suffering and dispossessed farmer turned street vendor, immolated himself in protest on December 17, 2010. His desperate act ignited a...   [ continue reading...]

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