Pete Buttigieg says that in a capitalist economy, the government doesn’t and shouldn’t make baby formula. But around the world, even in the United States, the public sector has stepped in to correct market failures.
We were told we had to sacrifice privacy for security and accept the most radical surveillance state in human history. Yet time and again, mass surveillance proves ineffective for preventing attacks.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has become known for both mass deportations and unmarked-van snatchings of peaceful protesters. ICE also turns out to be operating a vast intelligence system that tracks the movements of hundreds of millions of Americans.
The Biden administration hasn’t stopped trying to privatize Medicare. But a pushback is gaining steam.
The political establishment is volubly worried about peaceful protests outside the homes of antiabortion rights judges. But when arson, firebombing, and even murder are inflicted on abortion providers, it seldom seems even to notice.
Nina Turner lost big last night in her Ohio primary election against establishment candidate Shontel Brown. There’s no sugarcoating the defeat — but progressives will live to fight another day.
Over the past week, PayPal canceled without explanation the accounts of two prominent independent news outlets. It escaped notice by the mainstream press, which spent the weekend congratulating itself over the freedom to criticize the powerful.
An exchange between two Jacobin writers on the question of military aid to Ukraine.
The rote memorials hailing Orrin Hatch’s civility and bipartisanship miss the point. Hatch was a committed, often fierce right-wing warrior who served corporate power and reshaped the political order toward greater misery.
In 2020, corporate America made a big show of supporting frontline workers with pay increases. But as soon as nobody was looking, it went right back to paying less than a living wage — and funneling the massive gains to shareholders and executives.
US officials just admitted they don’t know where their arms shipments to Ukraine will actually end up, and that they could fall into dangerous hands.
From the IMF to Goldman Sachs, concerns that US sanctions on Russia could undermine the dollar’s global dominance are growing.
We could soon see another brutal Israeli war on Palestinians after this weekend’s shocking attacks on Ramadan worshippers by Israeli forces. Yet the Western solidarity that’s rightly been forthcoming for Ukraine is now nowhere to be seen.
The Right says Ketanji Brown Jackson is a radical Trojan horse. Liberals say she’s a progressive champion. The truth is that her record contains plenty to cheer, but also plenty to be worried about.
Washington’s long-standing hostility to the International Criminal Court undermines any future war crimes prosecutions over Ukraine. If for no other reason, the US must join the rest of the world in accepting the court’s jurisdiction.
White House claims that Putin was considering using chemical weapons in Ukraine were based on weak evidence, US officials have disclosed. The revelation should remind us all about the dangers of uncritically reporting government statements.
The same Western media that once documented and decried Ukraine’s far right is now playing it down and even rehabilitating its leaders — including actual Nazis. Such apologetics aren’t doing any favors for Ukrainians or their fight against Russia’s aggression.
When he ran for president, Joe Biden was sold as the adult in the room who would choose his words carefully. But in just the past few days, he’s called for regime change in Russia and seemed to accidentally reveal the US is training Ukrainian troops in Poland.
Critics have taken the Left to task for its skeptical view of offensive military aid for Ukraine. They are quick to forget the fraught record of liberal interventionism around the world.
The FBI has quietly revealed further evidence of Saudi government complicity in the September 11 attacks — and nothing’s happened.