The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, but it doesn’t affect everyone equally. Working-class neighborhoods have it much harder than wealthy enclaves — and that’s unconscionable.
Colin Gordon is a professor of history at the University of Iowa and the author, most recently, of Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs.
Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are just around the corner. But all the state fair photo ops and cornfield rallies in the world can’t obscure a basic fact: the state’s workers are getting shafted.
The riddle of the New Deal’s attitude toward segregation can only be unraveled by examining the fundamental nature of the capitalist state.
Seventy years ago, the Taft-Hartley Act ushered in “right-to-work” laws and imposed draconian restrictions on workers' rights. The labor movement still hasn’t recovered.
In order to win universal health care, we have to understand what — and who — we're up against.
You can't understand the modern right without understanding their fundamental contempt for democracy.
How regional inequities and a local fiscal crisis conspired to kill Michael Brown two years ago today.