In the Netherlands, the king gave a speech about the coronavirus that was all rhetoric. But it was just the kind of rhetoric that we need during this time of crisis.
What the Coronavirus Says about Us
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The Global Media and COVID-19
The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.
To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift the Sanctions on Iran
U.S. sanctions have gutted Iran’s economy and health system. In a pandemic, that’s a global public health threat.
Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?
The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?
Making America Unsafe Again
Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.
We Need a Progressive Alternative on Trade — and NAFTA 2.0 Isn’t It
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
It’s Our Choice: Medicare for All or Endless War?
We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.
Abusive North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.
The Green New Deal Must Be Global
For a planet-wide climate crisis, solutions must also span the planet.