Why the Just-Passed Postal Service Reform Act is Such a Big Deal
The legislation gets rid of a manufactured financial burden that has threatened the ability of USPS to provide good jobs and universal service.
What Makes More Sense, a Minimum Income Tax or a Maximum Income?
The U.S. senator who chairs the GOP Senate campaign effort wants America’s poorest to pay up more at tax time.
Budget Deal Prioritizes War and Militarization Over Critical Needs, Again
This deal is a sign that there is still a long way to go before our funding priorities match our needs.
How Russian Oligarchs Funnel Money to U.S. Charities
But it is not just Russian oligarchs that have been increasingly abusing charity for financial or political gain; U.S. oligarchs do it too.
Can Global Sports Boycotts Help End the War in Ukraine?
The power of sports to legitimize a regime means they have the power to delegitimize one, too.
Why Ukraine Matters
If Putinism is victorious in Ukraine, it will set a horrific precedent not only for other territorial grabs but also other attacks on democracy.
Media Availability: Wealth Inequality Expert Speaking at SXSW About How Russian Oligarchs Hide Their Wealth in U.S. Tax Havens
Thanks to tax havens and tax loopholes, Russian oligarchs and other multi-millionaires and billionaires have succeeded in hiding massive amounts of wealth in the U.S.
‘Reckoning’ with the Economic Marginalization of Native Americans
Efforts to narrow the racial wealth divide must address the disparities that are at the heart of our nation’s founding and still run through its veins in the 21st century.
Why Binary Thinking on Russia’s Invasion Is a Losing Strategy
The idea that we have to either support military action and sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, or “do nothing,” is a false binary.
Sanctions May Sound “Nonviolent,” But They Quietly Hurt the Most Vulnerable
Economic sanctions are a weapon of war, not an alternative to war.
In the Ukraine War, We Can Make Oligarchs — Everywhere — the Big Losers
Ending the tax-evading ways of Russia’s rich could be a giant step toward reining in oligarchy worldwide.
Top-Heavy Philanthropy Explained in 8 Charts
How the concentration of wealth is warping the giving sector, from our Charity Reform Initiative.
Biden’s State of the Union Address Showcased Disconnect in Spending Priorities
The spending priorities Biden listed in his State of the Union speech don’t match reality. It’s time to invest in the people of this country.
Don’t Wait for Billionaire Philanthropy to Fix America
Billionaire donations mostly ignore global pandemic, ecological crisis, spiraling wage and wealth inequality, and racial inequity.
No Pasaran: Ukraine 2022
Vladimir Putin is the Franco of today, and Ukraine must become the graveyard of Putinism.
Guatemalan Water Defenders Celebrate 10 Years of Resistance
An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.
Biden’s Economic Plans Are Solid, but We Need Action
The president’s SOTU address tasked Congress with an ambitious agenda, but Biden needs to do much more on his own.
The Best Way to Help Ukraine is Diplomacy, Not War
Every war eventually ends with diplomacy. The question is how long the killing goes on before the diplomats stop it.
India and the Future of the Planet
India’s economic and energy production model is not a threat to the world, but it is a threat to India itself, particularly its most marginalized people.
How Did Flying Cars Become the Next Big Thing?
Another reminder that plutocracies can indeed solve problems — for plutocrats.