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Sanders and Warren Released Criminal Justice Plans This Week. Here’s What’s Good, Bad and Missing.
The plans are a good starting point, but they are far from the finish line. more
Bernie Sanders Calls To Seize the Means of Electricity Production
The presidential candidate's new climate plan includes moving toward 100% public ownership of power. more
By Johanna Bozuwa
Bernie Sanders’ Labor Plan Could Put a Union in Every Workplace in America
Bernie Sanders released his Workplace Democracy Plan on Wednesday. His campaign’s labor platform makes the strongest case of any of the candidates so... more
By Shaun Richman
At First-Ever Native American Presidential Forum, Candidates Answer to Centuries of Injustice
With Indian country’s electoral power growing, presidential hopefuls pledged to honor treaties and enact structural change. more
By Stephanie Woodard
When ICE Comes for Their Neighbors, These Community Defense Brigades Will Be Ready
In the era of Trump, communities are organizing foot and bike patrols to protect their neighbors against immigration raids. more
By Elizabeth King
Some Economists Say Carbon Taxes Are a Silver Bullet. The Reality Is More Complicated.
A carbon tax isn't a bad idea, but by itself could be politically dangerous. more
By Kate Aronoff
The Impossible Decisions Palestinians Are Forced to Make
An interview with Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights. more
By Sarah Lazare
The Government Should Write Everyone a Check—Paid for by a Carbon Tax
A carbon tax and dividend could curb greenhouse gas emissions while improving quality of life for many. more
By Owen Poindexter
The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now. more
By In These Times Editors
The Democrats’ New Favorite Dog Whistle: Invoking the “Heartland”
Pundits and 2020 hopefuls are using nebulous notions of the Midwest to launder their own prejudice. more
By Michael Arria
McKinsey and Company Is an Elitist Cult. Why Is Buttigieg Defending It?
The management consultancy firm is "the single greatest legitimizer of mass layoffs." And its alumni are loyal for life. more
By Nathan Robinson
CNN Should Have Asked About Ranked-Choice Voting. It’s Not Too Late.
For bold policy solutions to have a chance, we first need voting reform. more
By Adam Ginsburg, FairVote
Corporate Democrats Have Been in the Driver’s Seat for 30 Years. Not Anymore.
In Tuesday’s debate, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren obliterated the corporate Democratic Party consensus. It’s about damn time. more
By Branko Marcetic
Biden, Buttigieg and Harris Rewarded by Industry for Waffling on Medicare for All
Sanders and Warren voiced unequivocal support for single-payer. Health insurance and pharma execs showered money on their opponents. more
By Anna Attie
I Went to a Climate Change Denial Conference. It Made Even Less Sense Than You’d Think.
Panelists at the Heartland Institute's Thursday gathering agree you should stop worrying about climate change. They just can't agree on why. more
By Christine MacDonald
The First Labor Plans of the 2020 Race Just Dropped. Here’s What to Make of Them.
It was a tale of two cities’ mayors (with presidential ambitions) this week. South Bend, Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg and New York&rsquo... more
By Shaun Richman
How a Sewer Socialist City May Push Democrats Left in 2020
When presidential hopefuls arrive in Milwaukee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, they must choose whether to embrace the city’s socialist history, or run from it. more
By Lindsey Anderson
The Democratic Party’s Iran Warhawks Who Fly Under the Radar
Junior Democrats who voted against an anti-war amendment have ties to the Saudi and UAE lobbies. more
By Sarah Lazare
Meet Jessica Cisneros, the 26-Year-Old Left Challenger Taking on ‘Trump’s Favorite Democrat’
In an interview, Cisneros talks about the need for Medicare for All, fighting corporate Democrats and why Texas is ready for change. more
By Malaika Jabali
The DNC Debate Rules Are Turning Small Donors Into a Racket
The new rules are an invitation—and maybe even a requirement—for candidates to buy their way onto the stage. more
By Christopher Hass
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