Editorials

  • The Supreme Court leaves civil rights behind

    The court's conservative majority has taken us backward into the past--back before the civil rights movement's struggle for racial equality.

  • A government of, by and for the rich people

    Now we know when the Supreme Court really cares about "free speech"--when it needs an excuse to help millionaires buy more political influence.

  • Connecting Earth Day to May Day

    The Global Climate Convergence--10 days of action planned from Earth Day to May Day--marks an important moment in the ecological struggle.

  • They turned our schools into testing factories

    For students and teachers, springtime means testing time--but this year, it also means protests and boycotts against the standardized testing mania.

  • Two wrong sides don't make one of them right

    In the conflict between the new U.S.-backed government of Ukraine and the Russian-supported forces controlling Crimea, we oppose both sides.

  • COINTELPRO 2.0

    The latest revelations about the Big Brother spy state prove that state repression against left-wing political activism is far from a thing of the past.

  • Who's afraid of BDS?

    The movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel has suddenly moved from the margins to center stage.

  • Standing in the way of the pipeline

    A new report by the State Department is setting up a showdown over whether the Obama administration will push through the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • State of the unequal union

    Barack Obama will talk about inequality in his State of the Union speech, but he's as responsible as any Republican for a system that serves the rich.

  • Stealing Roe one law at a time

    Forty-one years after the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal, the attacks on reproductive rights are coming faster than ever.

  • Not necessary, just evil

    New revelations of government spying haven't stopped the White House from defending its ability to snoop into every part of our lives.

  • Grand theft pension "reform"

    With the "pension crisis" as the excuse, the retirement futures of private- and public-sector workers are being stolen away before their eyes.

  • A winter of discontent

    Why are millions of people barely getting by in the world's richest country? Some people are struggling for answers--and finding them.

  • Operation Enduring Occupation

    The arrangement established under a proposed deal between the U.S. and Afghan governments would be occupation by another name.

  • Big Brother's world tour

    Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has provided the evidence to prove that the U.S. surveillance state knows no boundaries nor borders.

  • A rare opportunity on Election Day

    Several openly socialist candidates are generating enthusiasm and having an impact in a handful of local elections.

  • Why the rich are striking it richer

    The Grand Canyon between Corporate America's top bosses and the workers they employ has gotten grander still during the Great Recession.

  • Austerity will win again

    The Democrats may have defeated House Republicans in the budget standoff, but the eventual agreement includes the most drastic austerity measures yet.

  • Washington's warring brothers

    During the shutdown circus, Republicans and Democrats have seemed unalterably opposed to each other--but this obscures how much they agree on.

  • The good cop/bad cop routine in Washington

    The same script is playing out in the latest Washington showdown: The Republicans go on the attack, and the Democrats backpedal and compromise.

  • The market meltdown we're still paying for

    Five years ago, the greed and arrogance of America's banksters brought the world financial system to the brink of complete collapse.

  • Nothing humanitarian about the empire

    Barack Obama's drive to attack Syria comes cloaked in talk about humanitarian concerns, but the U.S. is doing what is in its imperial interests.

  • Lapdogs of the national security state

    For the mainstream media, being a mouthpiece to those in power is more important than asking questions about the erosion of our rights.

  • The fierce urgency of now

    This weekend's March on Washington is a chance to protest the continuing grip of racism in the U.S.--and to build the many struggles against it.

  • In Big Brother we trust?

    Barack Obama's statements about government spying programs were designed to put the public's mind at ease. They shouldn't.