Features

The Monster Eating Our States and Cities

To feed the pension beast, state and local governments are starving education and infrastructure. But yes, something can be done.

By Richard Vague

Arguments

Can We Pay for Single Payer?

Bernie Sanders has announced a bold plan. It's a huge step in the right direction, but making it workable won’t be easy.

By Dean Baker

Arguments

Eyes Off the Prize

Mark Lilla isn’t wrong about identity politics, necessarily; but he’s wrong to see it as a greater danger than capitalism unchained.

By Jim Sleeper

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The Alcove

The Forgotten Roots of Antifa

Although defenses of Antifa, like a recent one in The New Inquiry, are relevant, the movement may do well to remember its less romanticized intellectual roots, from Orwell to Camus.

By Kevin Mattson

Arguments

The Rumors Have Been Exaggerated

Two new books, by Edward Luce and Bill Emmott, are part of a larger trend of writers and pundits overstating the decline of western liberalism.

By Charles Kenny

Arguments

Still Searching for an Anti-DREAMer Rationale

An anti-DACA argument in The Washington Post shows the gap where Trump and company's justification should be.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Can We Pay for Single Payer?

Bernie Sanders has announced a bold plan. It's a huge step in the right direction, but making it workable won’t be easy.

By Dean Baker

Arguments

Yemen and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse

War, famine, and sickness are ravaging through Yemen, as the country faces one of its worst humanitarian crises. But is anyone paying attention?

By Helen Lackner

The Alcove

The Depth of Trump's Cruelty to DREAMers

Among undocumented immigrants, DREAMers are the group closest to enjoying what scholars call "social citizenship." That's why removing them is especially pointless and cruel.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Welcome to Canada?

The influx of Haitian asylum seekers crossing into Canada on faulty assurances may disrupt the immigrant-friendly image Justin Trudeau has tried so hard to cultivate.

By Nathalie Baptiste

Arguments

Don't Overthink This

There's no doubt that Democrats face a lot of problems, but their challenges are far from insurmountable.

By Nathan Pippenger

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