Biden’s Fossil Fuel Turn Is Bad Politics — and Even Worse Science
President Biden is drawing criticism for breaking campaign promises to end oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.
Biden’s Carbon Capture Regulation Is Just What the Fossil Fuel Industry Wants
“Carbon capture and sequestration” isn’t proven to work and would exacerbate fossil fuel harms.
The Human Cost of McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Demands Would Be Catastrophic
McCarthy and his caucus are holding American families and the global economy hostage to his demands to slash vital social programs.
In DeSantis’ ‘Free’ State of Florida, Union Freedom Is Under Attack
A slate of new bills signed by Florida’s billionaire-friendly governor will make it harder for public sector unions to collect dues, worsening the state’s teacher shortage and public school funding.
To Protect Our Children, Let’s Tax Our Rich
A century-old political lesson from the first grand champion of America’s kids.
The Trouble With Taiwan
Wherever one stands on the independence vs. accommodation spectrum in Taiwan, everyone should agree that a U.S.-China war is in nobody’s interest.
Private Jets Are Dirty Luxuries for the Ultra Rich. Let’s Tax Them.
The private jet industry is destroying the climate and intensifying inequality. Rather than providing subsidies, we should tax the hell out of it.
Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now Discussing the War in Ukraine and Israel’s Recent Attacks on Gaza
Phyllis Bennis spoke to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! on May 9, 2023 about the United States’ role in Ukraine’s counter-offensive, and Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza
The Ultra-Wealthy Have a Private Jet Problem
This expensive, carbon-intensive form of travel is bad for both the earth and the taxpayers who subsidize it for the ultra-rich.
When ‘Decorum’ Means ‘Mob Rule,’ It’s Time to Break It.
In Tennessee and Montana, Republicans silenced the voices of three young lawmakers because they dared to challenge the undemocratic status quo.
Right-Wing Judicial Activist Using Schwab Charity DAF to Move Funds
Secretive funding from ultra-wealthy donors has shaped the courts and public policy. Here’s how one donor-advised fund has facilitated that.
The U.S. Still Spends More on Its Military Than Over 144 Nations Combined
World military spending reached a new record high of $2.4 trillion in 2022, with the United States spending the most by far.
The U.S. Government’s Greatest Enemy
When it comes to U.S. security, Americans are more of a threat than the Chinese or the Russians.
Can Auto Industry Execs Give Us a Climate-Safe Planet?
Not if they keep chasing after jaw-dropping personal fortunes.
High Flyers 2023: How Ultra-Rich Private Jet Travel Costs the Rest of Us and Burns Up Our Planet
New research from the Institute for Policy Studies and Patriotic Millionaires reveals 10 stunning facts about the high-flying private jet industry.
Report: High Flyers 2023: How Ultra-Rich Private Jet Travel Costs the Rest of Us and Burns Up the Planet
In this report, we assess the environmental, economic, and security risks of private jet travel — and lay out tax reforms to offset them.
Climate and Militarism Converges at Power Shift 2023
I co-lead a session at Power Shift 2023, during which we strategized how to untangle the links between militarism and the climate crisis.
REPORT: Sending Arms or Twisting Arms: The U.S. Role in the Ukraine War
This backgrounder explores the causes of the war in Ukraine and the actions of different actors in the conflict to date.
‘I Don’t Mind the Work’: An IPS Tribute to Harry Belafonte
IPS experts remember their time with the legendary activist, entertainer, and IPS board member.
The War Will Further Militarize the U.S. Economy
Support for Ukraine doesn’t mean grossly inflating the military budget.