Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike March 21-23, 2023, for the first time in four years, shutting down the nation’s second-largest school district for three rain-soaked days.
Tipping Is Not a Reward—It’s an Insult
It’s time to end our national reliance on tipped workers. The unhealthy dynamic created by tipping emerges from decades of legalized subminimum wages and keeps workers subservient to the whims of employers and customers.
A Realistic ‘Energy Transition’ Is to Get Better at Using Less of It
Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.
Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History
It is a curious spectacle to have the head of a state, with all the levers of power, not using that power to solve a problem, but instead offering advice to the powerless about how to protest against him and the broken government system.
Is the Right Wing ‘Whitewashing’ the History Curriculum Taught in Public Schools?
A fight over new history curriculum standards in Virginia is part of a nationwide campaign to undermine public schools and prevent educators from teaching the truth about America’s inequality.
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Humane Slaughter’ of Livestock—Federal Records Prove It
Most meat-eaters want to believe that the animals they eat don’t suffer, but time and again, federal records have shown that they do.
Embrace the Mess—in the Name of Gender Justice
It’s time to take back our time and spend it on meaningful activities instead of succumbing to the futility and moral pressure of endlessly cleaning our homes.
We’ve Never Been Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe—Who Gains by Ignoring It?
Antiwar and environmental activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warns that policymakers who understate the danger of nuclear weapons don’t have the public’s best interest at heart.
Behold, the New GOP Culture Wars
The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.
The Social Changes We Need, the Class Obstacle We Face
The inflation that plagues the United States and beyond results from a decision made by employers.