The American Staff
Paul Starr, Robert Kuttner, Michael Tomasky
L.A. voters have chosen to tax themselves to build a citywide rail system. Can rail also resurrect the city’s long-vanished middle class?
Foreign leaders hostile and friendly look at the Trumps and see easy marks.
Rachel M. Cohen
The practice of evaluating teachers by their students’ performance on standardized tests is coming under serious challenge.
Adele M. Stan
In a single day, an absurd pile of events suggests that the government may indeed be trying to “immanentize the eschaton.”
The president’s NLRB nominees portend a bleak future for American workers.
It’s not only with whites. It reaches well into the party’s base.
The Kansas governor’s attempt to create supply-side nirvana in Middle America not only failed to grow the economy—it created a crippling crisis of government that led to a statewide rejection of his politics.
The elite the white working class loathes is politicians.
It’s a mistake to racialize an economy that harms the entire working class.