Editorials

  • The U.S. won't fix the disaster it caused in Iraq

    Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

  • A struggle for justice everywhere

    Around the U.S., there are millions of people who will never think about police violence and racism the same way after the uprising in Ferguson.

  • They call for "peace" and commit more violence

    The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

  • The empire of hypocrisy

    If Barack Obama believed his justification for the latest air strikes on Iraq, he would be ordering military intervention to save the Palestinians.

  • The war crime state declares "peace"

    The human toll from Israel's murderous war on Gaza has been huge--but the question now is what the "peace" will mean for the people of Gaza.

  • Heaping insult on top of injury

    Republicans are still raving against Obamacare--but that doesn't change the fact that the Democrats' health care "reform" is a dismal failure.

  • The human toll of Fortress America

    The demand for "strong borders," coming from Republicans and Democrats alike, means more suffering--not just for immigrants, but all workers.

  • Will the U.S. return to the scene of the crimes?

    The insurgency challenging Iraq's government has the Obama White House considering military action--but this would only make the crisis much worse.

  • Counting toward 15

    Seattle's newly passed minimum wage law is an important advance--and hopefully the herald of other steps forward for low-wage workers.

  • Obama's emissions plan won't cut it

    It was a long wait for the Environment Protection Agency to act on carbon emissions--but its plan still won't do enough to stop the polluters.

  • Declaring independence from the 1 Percent

    What do we make of the new openings for left-wing electoral politics--and how do they fit into our larger project of building working-class power?

  • Minimal effort for the minimum wage

    The proposal for a $10.10-an-hour minimum wage didn't even make it to an official Senate vote--but the Democrats knew it wouldn't all along.

  • Why is the pipeline on pause?

    Barack Obama has once again delayed a final decision on the Keystone XL--another sign of the continuing pressure against the pipeline.

  • 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.