The Racism of School Closures

The rush to close more schools and embrace school closings is a perverse approach to "school improvement," with the hugely negative effects on students and communities.
Jeff Bryant

Wingnut Week In Review: To Russia With Love?

If Donald Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee, what would it take for his words and actions to be labeled treason? In fact, why does no one dare call it treason?
Terrance Heath

How Conservative Failure on Race Led to Voter ID Laws

Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservatives' willful failure to win through persuasion the votes of black and brown people.
Terrance Heath

The Cure for A Taxing Allergy

In effect, Mylan execs have been emptying the pockets of allergy sufferers to make themselves considerably richer. But drug company executives didn’t use to have the same powerful motive to do that as they do today.

New Rules Needed to Solve Steel Crisis

America has always been innovative. Now it must innovate on trade rules to save its steel industry, its steel jobs and all those jobs that are dependent on steel jobs.
Leo Gerard

How Much Will the War On Unions Cost You This Labor Day?

The decline in union membership has probably cost you, or someone close to you, thousands of dollars in income since last Labor Day – not because of some immutable law, but because of a cultural and political war.
Richard Eskow

Trump’s Immigration Plan Punishes Women Most

All of Donald Trump's so-called immigration plans actually fail to address the issues for the majority of immigrants – women. That’s right: The face of the migrant in the United States is increasingly female.

Burning Issues: The Progressive Challenge

Robert Borosage, in the final Burning Issues video, presents a challenge to progressives to continue the debate on foreign and domestic policy opened up by Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
Burning Issues Video

Donald Trump’s Sound And Fury On Immigration

High on decibels, low on policy details and devoid of anything new, Donald Trump’s latest immigration speech was still a chilling reminder of why he must not become president.
Terrance Heath

Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing Racial Trauma

The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
Terrance Heath

Cheaters like Trump See Cheaters Everywhere

Trump called Pennsylvanians vote thieves, although the state GOP could find absolutely no in person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn’t matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.
Leo Gerard

Health Care Is a Right, Not a Business

The U.S. insurance industry has objectively failed to manage either the cost or quality of health care. Health care is a human right, and private insurers have failed to safeguard it. They had their shot, and they blew it.
Richard Eskow
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