Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
For leftist critics of the EU, reform looks unlikely — but aligning with right-wing Euroskeptics looks worse. Maybe there's a third option.
This year's lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.
One or two bomb throwers can blow up the international community. Trump is appointing a whole cabinet of them.
Austria's latest vote shows the European ideal isn't dead yet. But the far right is rising quickly.
From his small island, the late Cuban leader faced down the Americans and made them blink.
Instead of jobs and relief, the Obama administration offered only half-measures to struggling people in the Rust Belt and beyond.
When Congress meets for its lame-duck session after the elections, it should resist pressure to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The decisive role of collective action in undermining neoliberal ideology and the continuing structural power of capitalism.