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The American Left is a Historical Success Story

Our fascination with the recent history of the right comes at a cost: too little attention to the left's successes over the past 20 years.

By Mark Schmitt

Should We Drop the War Metaphor?

Why we shouldn't assume a war footing in addressing big societal problems, like COVID, for which we can't define the terms of victory.

By Stuart Whatley Nicholas Agar

Putting the 'Public' Back in Public Works

Biden wants democracy to work for the American people. But he should also see to it that it works through them, too.

By Harry C. Boyte Trygve Throntveit

How Biden's FTC Can Go After Google and Facebook

Their unfair domination of advertising—through surveillance—is bad for consumers, citizens, and democracy. Here's what the Administration can do.

By Sandeep Vaheesan

First, the Waiver. Next, let's Vaccinate the World.

The Biden Administration's support for the TRIPS waiver is a huge victory for people over profits. Yet there is much work left to get COVID vaccines to all. Here's what needs to come next.

By Peter Maybarduk