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Many Amazon holiday orders will be fulfilled by homeless retirees, America’s newest precariat. Taking better care of them is part of feminism’s next big challenge.
James G. Chappel
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan broke from Wisconsin’s long progressive history. But as liberals search for what went wrong, they must not ignore the state’s legacy of systemic racism and inequity.
S. Ani Mukherji
The Mass Bail Out at Rikers Island shows that freedom is a critical part of public safety.
Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.
Sylvia Ryerson, Judah Schept
The persistence of black poverty has become a permanent feature of U.S. democracy. We need an expanded political imagination to dismantle it.
Trump’s Muslim ban was not just an abberation: U.S. citizenship has long been predicated on whiteness as it was understood in 1790.
The moral right of states to apprehend and deport irregular migrants erodes with the passage of time.
Joseph H. Carens
J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.
Vijay Prashad on writing, struggle, and hope in difficult times.
Vijay Prashad, Mark Nowak
Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.
A recent conference made it clear: military and corporate interests will prevail.
Sujatha Gidla, born an untouchable in India, tells the story of her family.
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