General Motors, Sears & Toys R Us: Layoffs Highlight our Shredding Financial Safety Net
Co-published with NBC. Millions of Americans are in danger of entering their final decades unable to afford ballooning medical bills and cost-of-living expenses.
Child Care Should Be Free
Co-published with Romper. We deserve a nation where the next conversation isn’t an anxiety-riddled question about child care, but one full of limitless dreams about the …
Not all senior citizens need discounts. But all low-income people do.
Co-published with The Washington Post. If we really want to live in a world where such price cuts are useful, then we must reconsider whom they help.
Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.
Co-published with The LA Times. The dollar store has thrown a lifeline of food and capital to impoverished pockets, but how much quality is in that …
Back From The Storm
Co-published with The New York Times. A year later, traumatized Puerto Ricans are still reeling from the fallout of Hurricane Maria’s destruction.
In California, a Thirst for Change
Co-published with KCRW. An estimated one million Californians — mostly rural and poor — are exposed to contaminated water each year.
Why Is Bank of America Asking Clients About Their Citizenship?
Co-published with The Nation. Lenders discriminate against immigrants—and often, it’s perfectly legal.
Would You Use Crowd Funding for a Chance to Save Your Child’s Life?
Co-published with Everyday Health. Some families have taken to unorthodox methods to finance hope.
How Music Has Responded to a Decade of Economic Inequality
Co-published with Vox. Popular music has always delivered social critique. But it’s struggled to grapple with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Sisters in Arms
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. Is the #MeToo “moment” the beginning of a new feminism?
Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities
Co-published with The American Prospect. Poor and working-class neighborhoods often view new art galleries as heralds of gentrification—but some artists have joined with residents to fight …
Driving the Sunken Coast
Co-published with Oxford American. The cycle of storm and development continues.