Republican Debt Ceiling Proposals Could See Neediest Americans Lose Benefits
Co-published with The Guardian. The GOP's attempt to add work requirements to safety net programs could harm families already struggling.
Belabored: Reviving the Strike in Britain, with Morag Livingstone and Joe Rollin
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. The strike is back in Britain but the Conservative government is out to crush the unions. What lessons should labor learn from the 1980s?
LGBTQ Students Face Barriers to Getting Student Loans Without Parents’ Participation
Co-published with Teen Vogue. There are institutional barriers for queer students who are cut off from their families.
Need Food Stamps in New York? Come Back in a Few Months.
Co-published with New York Focus. Counties across the state are blowing past legal deadlines to process SNAP applications, leaving families struggling to eat. The delays may be about to …
The Puerto Ricans Illegally Occupying Land to Resist Displacement
Co-published with The Real News Network and 9 Millones. Community groups throughout Puerto Rico have rescued vacant lands and transformed them into spaces for …
Eric Adams Is Trying to Push More Austerity on New Yorkers Through His Executive Budget
Co-published with Jacobin. The New York City budget features more massive cuts to desperately needed public programs like public education.
Every Child Has the Right to a Free School Meal
Co-published with Jacobin. When schools offer universal free meals, hungry kids eat. They also have better academic performance, behavior, attendance, and psychosocial functioning.
How the Horatio Alger Lie Helped Shape the Myth of American Upward Mobility
Co-published with Rolling Stone. An exclusive excerpt from the new book Bootstrapped explodes the fantasy at the heart of the American dream.
How Ditching America’s ‘Bootstraps’ Myth Can Open Up Politics
Co-published with The Washington Post. Politicians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.
Bootstrapping Has Always Been A Myth. The New American Dream Proves It
Co-published with TIME. Relentless individualism has been part of America's ethos. Not anymore, writes Alissa Quart.
We All Depend on Someone. Let’s Celebrate That.
Co-published with The New York Times. Americans are taught that they have to go it alone. That’s a dangerous myth.
Washed Away: How Disaster Relief Leaves Kentucky’s Landslide Victims Behind
Co-published with Grist. Landslides are one of Kentucky's costliest natural disasters. Climate change is increasing their danger.