Chief Justice John Roberts is spearheading the Right’s judicial coup — and Democrats’ worship of norms and institutions is allowing it to continue.
David Sirota is editor-at-large at Jacobin. He edits the Lever and previously served as a senior adviser and speechwriter on Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Chief Justice John Roberts is portrayed as a thoughtful moderate who’s been a victim of the Supreme Court’s hard-right turn rather than a perpetrator of it. But his crusade to legalize corruption built the foundation of the court’s current extremism.
Democrats have reneged on their longtime promise to codify Roe v. Wade every time they’ve held power. Party leaders will not fulfill that promise until and unless they fear their own voters.
The Supreme Court isn’t pro-life — yesterday, it struck down a New York State law limiting who can carry concealed handguns in public, a ruling that could invalidate most gun control laws throughout the country. The court doesn’t care about mass death.
If Democrats lose the midterm elections, as it seems like they might, there’s a very good chance they’ll follow up by trying to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. It’s the same thing Barack Obama did twelve years ago.
For every one of the few anti-militarist screenplays that are made into films, far more are reflexively spiked because their defiant content raises objections from military leaders.
It doesn’t matter how many people are slaughtered. It doesn’t even matter if they’re children, as they were in Texas yesterday. In America, the response to gun violence is nothing.
The world’s second-richest man is using social media to push back against any hint that corporate greed is stoking inflation — and to send a message about his news preferences in the Washington Post, the paper he owns.
Pennsylvania and Oregon election results from last night offer cause for hope for progressives: voters rejected the demands of oligarchs and Democratic elites.
Progressive candidates have established a few tenuous footholds in recent years. Democratic leadership and their corporate donors are now doing everything they can to destroy those progressives.
Protesters are peacefully demonstrating outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who are about to overturn Roe v. Wade — and conservatives are demanding the government arrest them.
In 2020, Joe Biden pledged to ensure that companies would only get federal contracts if they remained neutral in union elections. But Amazon was just reawarded a $10 billion federal contract — despite the corporation’s vile union busting.
With unionization taking off at Starbucks, the company is quietly admitting that it’s in a bind: unionization threatens its low-wage model, but union busting hurts its public image as a supposedly progressive company.
For decades, the American right has eroded the federal right to an abortion, while Democrats have failed to safeguard it. Democrats must now use their power to fund abortion access and protect basic reproductive freedoms.
Joe Biden is considering a highly limited, means-tested student debt forgiveness program. But means-testing is a terrible idea that centrist Democrats are still obsessed with — and will pay a heavy political price for.
Tax preparation companies like H&R Block and TurboTax’s Intuit admit they have a financial interest in the government making it all but impossible to fill out your taxes on your own — and they lobby to block the IRS from implementing return-free filing.
By making big promises and then steadfastly refusing to deliver on them, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s power brokers are helping Republicans convince the country that government and politics can’t make life better for average people.
Joe Biden has been betraying his campaign promise to allow borrowers to discharge their student debts through bankruptcy. In a new letter, 27 Democratic senators are demanding the administration stop trying to overturn court rulings that help student debtors.
Intel is awash in cash, spending billions on stock buybacks that made shareholders even richer. Yet the Biden administration is poised to give the company a no-strings-attached bailout that could further enrich those same shareholders.
Credit Suisse, the bank whose donors gave over $100,000 to Joe Biden’s campaign, has ties to Russian oligarchs and has been repeatedly found guilty of serious financial crimes. Yet Biden’s administration is considering waiving any punishment for the bank.