Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Every aspect of American society has been disadvantaged by establishment support for moneyed interests. Any other scapegoat is a distraction.
As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force — but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.
Donald Trump seems to think Mexicans made out like bandits from NAFTA. In reality, workers in all three NAFTA countries have suffered.
Despite Trump's tough talk, his crude and narrow vision of foreign policy has created huge opportunities for China and Russia.
What does it mean for international relations when the most powerful country in the world becomes a pariah state?
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.