Rights and Democracy
The actual disease of our country is not a pathogen, but the widening separation of rich elites from the rest of us.
Americans are going to need a lot of help in the coming months. Ending water shutoffs — permanently — is the least cities can do.
Health care rationing isn’t what awaits us in a single-payer system. It’s happening now in our failed for-profit system.
Polls show broad support for progressive ideas. So why aren’t more progressives voting for them?
Why we can’t be okay with other people bearing the brunt of a pandemic or recession.
Less than 1 percent of the population provides most of America’s campaign funds. It looks nothing like the rest of us.
Powerful interests used the Great Recession to hardwire more inequality into our system. This time, let’s do the opposite.
Americans aren’t stocking up on toilet paper because we fear a virus. It’s because we fear our system won’t protect us.
Some lessons from a time when I got it wrong.
Putting politics ahead of science is a prescription for disaster when you face a pandemic.