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.
“Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper.”
Americans were taught to associate “socialism” with dictatorship and “capitalism” with democracy. Are those days over?
As impeachment fades to a footnote, Trump’s most effective critics won’t be rehashing Ukraine. They’ll be organizing workers.
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 is betraying his voters and threatening millions of lives. Call him on it before it’s too late.
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.
Hard data shows ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity.
Democrats need to take Trump’s crimes against people and the planet as seriously as those against Joe Biden.
Trump’s not the only one terrified of these four congresswomen — leading Democrats apparently are, too.
My two-year old child will be the age I am now when the climate catastrophe comes, and that realization is taking a toll.
Trump’s recent moves encouraging war crimes rather than prosecuting them do a disservice to service members.
Leading Democrats treated Russia as Trump’s worst crime, even sprinkling in some neo-Cold War rhetoric, while dismissing movements doing the real work of resistance.
Collusion with corporations has always been hiding in plain sight. It takes real people to fight that — not an elite prosecutor.
Do we think people who armed death squads and started wars really want to “bring democracy” to Venezuela?
Maybe you didn’t notice before Colin Kaepernick took a knee, but the NFL has been deeply politicized for years.
The president is going to demonize the media no matter what they do. So why not do the right thing?
The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children.
New debates, especially on overlooked subjects, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
Republicans banked this election on lies, fear-mongering, and rule-rigging. It almost worked.
Our government would look a lot different if the 4.5 million Americans in non-voting territories like D.C. and Puerto Rico has a voice.