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​​College Debt Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Under pressure from voters, Biden seems to be addressing a portion of the problem, but college debt is just a bit of fungal decay growing on a vast expanse of infected matter.

Phil Wilson ·

After Expanded Child Tax Credit Slashed Poverty, Letting It Lapse Was Enormous Mistake

All in all, child poverty was the lowest on record in 2021, largely due to key expansions of the Child Tax Credit. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends.

Elise Gould ·

How the U.S. Supreme Court Unleashed a Corporate Criminal Takeover of This Country

Because of key decisions by the court equating money with free speech, our political system is now overrun with grifters, con artists, and career criminals.

Thom Hartmann ·

A Welfare System Built to Exclude Will Never Reduce Poverty in the US

To fix its broken welfare system, the U.S. must move away from its fixation on fraud, exclusions by design, and the stigmatization of people in poverty.

Olivier De Schutter ·

What You Need to Know About the Energy Crisis

Every discussion about energy should begin or end with a reminder that building a global industrial economy on the basis of ever-increasing rates of extracting and burning finite fossil fuel resources, with polluting byproducts, was and is utterly insane.

Richard Heinberg ·

This Constitution Week Let's Stop Using Brands That Support Prison Slavery

An estimated $14 billion in wages are stolen every year from incarcerated workers across the country.

Joseph Zimmer ·

Putin Escalation Makes Diplomacy Measures More Urgent

With news of possible annexation and potential use of nuclear weapons, Washington must put on the brakes and press for talks.

Anatol Lieven ·

The Sneaky Ways Big Oil Misleads the Public With Money and Power

Big Oil lied to us for decades about climate change. And they've hid behind scientists, academics, and even "grassroots" groups to do it.

Mia DiFelice ·

War Spending Like This as the Climate Emergency Grows Is a Global Nightmare

The military-industrial complex and Earth-killing capitalism only seem to grow ever mightier.

Stan Cox ·

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