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.
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.
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.
Connecting With Nature Is a Path to Finding Joy in Life
An interview with the creator of the short film “Ode to Joy,” which celebrates connection with nature as a portal to deeper connection with self and each other.
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.
Americans Want Government-Run Health Care—What’s Standing in the Way?
It’s true that the number of uninsured Americans has dropped to an all-time low. But that fact obscures the failures of our patchwork, profit-driven health care system.
Public Libraries Continue to Thrive Despite Defunding and Privatization Attacks
Efforts by governments and cities across the nation to defund the public library indicate a misunderstanding of the essential role that libraries play.
Nepo Babies and the Myth of the Meritocracy
Society’s top tiers are rife with nepotism. It’s past time to expose just how much unearned wealth and power has been accrued by elites.