Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services, contributes regularly to both outlets, and works with IPS experts to develop writing for mainstream and progressive publications.

He’s a former associate editor of Right Web, a project that monitors efforts to influence U.S. foreign policy, and helped coordinate the first annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

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Republican ‘Solutions’ Will Make Inflation Worse

If cutting corporate tax rates and making billionaires wealthier actually fixed inflation, it would have been fixed ages ago.

An Ugly New Era of ‘States’ Rights’

The Supreme Court is giving extreme new powers to increasingly autocratic state governments. That’s not democracy.

Media, Take Note: The GOP Is Now Openly Aligned Against Democracy

The media has a responsibility to tell Americans that a major party now openly endorses using violence to overturn elections.

A Few Magnificent Things That Happened in 2021

Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.

Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic

The longer it takes the world to get vaccinated, the more variants we’ll see.

Biden Is Right to End the War in Afghanistan

Now our obligation is to those Afghans living with the consequences of our four decades of intervention.

We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, Not Both

The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won’t survive.

The Court’s Already Packed. The Question Is How to Fix It.

Biden is lukewarm about expanding the Supreme Court, and Nancy Pelosi says she won’t schedule a vote on it. Still, Republicans are fuming.

The Day I Became Anti-War

A personal recollection on the day that launched the Iraq War — and its lessons for us 18 years later.

If We Don’t Expand Our Democracy Now, We’ll Lose It

If we don’t expand our democracy now, we might lose it for generations to come.

We May Be One Election From Permanent Minority Rule

Donald Trump has been defeated, but American democracy remains in peril. Here’s how we can reverse the trendline.

We Need Newspapers More Than Ever, and They Need a Stimulus

“Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper.”

Who’s Afraid of ‘Socialism’?

Americans were taught to associate “socialism” with dictatorship and “capitalism” with democracy. Are those days over?

Impeachment Couldn’t Depose Trump. Working Class Politics Can.

As impeachment fades to a footnote, Trump’s most effective critics won’t be rehashing Ukraine. They’ll be organizing workers.

There’s No ‘Great American Comeback’

Trump is counting on the working class he’s betraying most aggressively. Can the left get out of affluent suburbia and back to its roots?

Trump’s Iran Aggression Deserves Full-Throated Opposition

Trump is betraying his voters and threatening millions of lives. Call him on it before it’s too late.

Progressives, Pack the Courts

Before Trump, the Supreme Court was already chipping away at democracy. If nothing changes, we’re on track for a generation of right-wing minority rule.

End the Wars, Win the Antiwar Vote

Hard data shows ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity.

The Case for Impeaching Trump Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

Democrats need to take Trump’s crimes against people and the planet as seriously as those against Joe Biden.

Washington Vs. The Squad

Trump’s not the only one terrified of these four congresswomen — leading Democrats apparently are, too.