After a four-day refusal to teach in-person, the Chicago Teachers Union is going back to school on Wednesday, where they wanted to be all along. The city’s lackluster pandemic safety made that impossible.
Josh Mound holds a PhD in history and sociology from the University of Michigan and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia.
The recent ProPublica exposé about billionaires’ almost-nonexistent tax bill was just the latest to reveal how little the ultrarich pay in taxes. We need to attack the wealth and power of the rich — and that means massively increasing taxes on them.
Republicans and the broader conservative movement have been trashing democracy and pushing voter suppression for decades — because they know that their oligarchic project is unpopular and they can’t win fair and square.
Liberal writers sympathetic to the corporate education reform movement are beating the drum about reopening schools, claiming to stand up for low-income students. But attacking teachers and their unions does nothing for poor and working-class students — it simply scapegoats the people who have dedicated their lives to actually helping those students.
Tax-the-rich plans like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 percent proposal aren’t just politically popular — they’re morally necessary.
The Democratic Party’s pursuit of well-off whites undermined its ability to deliver gains for all workers. Going forward, it must place the multiracial working class at the center of its political vision.
For decades, Democrats have positioned themselves as guardians of fiscal responsibility while Republicans happily hand tax cuts to the rich.
Trump’s election isn’t cause for reassessing politics as we know it. Shifts in the economy and political parties created an easy opening for him.
Ted Cruz is wrong. Workers in more social-democratic countries are richer and freer than in the US.
Trump’s “rigged election” claims aren’t new. The conservative movement has waged a war on electoral democracy since its inception.
New “soda tax” measures show just how narrow the liberal vision has become.
Bernie Sanders is right that many of the poor don’t vote. But the Left can’t win without them.
A new proposal to eliminate capital gains taxes would realize a dream the Right has had for decades.