Tax billionaires’ pandemic profits

As Democrats begin the push to invest $3.5 trillion to combat climate change, expand Medicare, ensure child care for working families and more, the age-old question is being repeated in Congress and the media: How are you going to pay for that? … Read the full...

The 10 books to read in August

August is traditionally a “dead month” in publishing, a time when every agent, editor and production director takes vacation, filling East Coast beaches with tote bags of unread manuscripts and galleys. … Read the full article at The Washington...

Plutocratic politics and the age of gilded giving

Our era of gaping inequality may be a foe to civic concord, but it is a friend to private philanthropy. Every passing month seems to bring an announcement about a new mega-donation — Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins University being just the most...

A new Poor People’s Campaign, but the same old obstacles

The lofty goals of a newly revived “Poor People’s Campaign” were announced at news conferences in 33 states and the District of Columbia on Monday. Eradicating poverty and racism were at the top of the list, as they had been 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr....