Hillary Wants to Bring Back Bill. She Shouldn’t.

Hillary Wants to Bring Back Bill. She Shouldn’t.

This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me. Attempting to convince wary working class families that she’ll lift up the poor, shore up the middle class, and stand...
Betting the Farm on Free Trade

Betting the Farm on Free Trade

From her home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Karen Feridun is helping stage a growing citizen pushback against the expansion of natural gas extraction. But a far-reaching global deal recently signed halfway around the world may make her job much harder. Feridun got...
Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Pope Francis waxed radical on several big issues in his speech to Congress last September. He condemned the arms trade, called for climate action, and challenged lawmakers to protect the most vulnerable among us. It was wonderful. But for some reason, there was one...
Shilling for the Biggest Trade Flim-Flam in History

Shilling for the Biggest Trade Flim-Flam in History

All right boys and girls, gather ’round and I’ll tell you the story of the “Investor State Dispute Resolution” clause. Wait, children. Where are you going? OK, the wonkish gibberish the powers that be use to write those corporate boondoggles...
Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue

Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue

The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Missouri last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. It also goes beyond ending the practices highlighted in a Justice Department report that criticized...
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