‘Radical Left’ Policies Like Job Guarantee & Public Internet Already Popular

In recent years, there’s been a vigorous debate among American political scientists about just how thoroughly rich people dominate U.S. policy-making. In 2014, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page published a study that suggested “economic elites” and “business interests” enjoy such disproportionate influence over which policies…

With New Yorker expose looming, CBS to investigate Les Moonves sexual harassment claims

Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, is among the most powerful titans in television. He is also, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the subject of Ronan Farrow’s latest investigation into sexual violence in the entertainment industry. In a story the New Yorker is expected to…

These Democratic candidates for governor could make single-payer health care a reality

Medicare for All is a caucus in Congress, a mantra among 2020 presidential candidates, and a platform in a lot of gubernatorial races. New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is the latest Democrat to fully endorse Medicare for All — meaning, she’s interested in turning…

Waitress body-slams male patron who groped her, to the delight of women everywhere

Who among us has not fantasized being that woman? The badass avenger who brutally — even savagely, if necessary — takes down that gnarly, obnoxious guy who invades your space and brazenly tries to take liberties with your body? Emelia Holden got to live out all…

Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences

Among the hundreds of people arrested in North Dakota for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans faced the most serious charges. More than two years after the protests began, federal judges are now handing down lengthy prison sentences to the protesters. One of the…

The Apprenticeship Wage and Participation Gap

In recent years, U.S. apprenticeship programs have become popular among politicians, workforce advocates, workers, and employers—and it’s easy to understand why. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), people who complete an apprenticeship program can expect to earn an average annual income of approximately…