- February 24, 2021We need fundamental debate about our flawed and archaic founding document.
- February 5, 2021Race has been at the core of the American past and its present.
- February 1, 2021
This post first appeared on TomDispatch Joe Biden’s got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you’d think I’d experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I’ve been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I’m a little “young” to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when ...
- December 23, 2020
It is customary for an outgoing President to grant 11th hour pardons, sometimes to surprising recipients. Of course, not all presidential pardons are created equal. To be sure, justice and mercy are worthy and occasional goals. But the end-of-term pardons often reveal other, less savory objectives.
- November 22, 2020
While the president golfs (his 298th while president), President-Elect Joe Biden is trying to pressure Congress to pass another coronavirus bill as the economy lurches toward another drop.
- November 18, 2020
At 22, working for the non-profit organization Demos in New York, Heather McGhee plunged into the fight for debt reform, then tackled Wall Street corruption and consumer protection, and wound up president of Demos, leading its campaign against political and economic inequality. Heather McGhee decided to change the world, or at least try. Her new book is THE SUM OF US.
- November 15, 2020
Men like Abraham Lincoln organized to overturn the idea that they were mindless workers, doomed to menial labor for life. In 1859, Lincoln articulated a new vision for the nation, putting ordinary men, rather than elite slaveholders, at the heart of national development.