Extreme wealth threatens our planet

Millions of years ago, life on Earth survived an existential climate crisis. But that Earth had a distinct advantage: no rich people.

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together. MLK would disapprove.

Public schools were originally envisioned as ‘common schools’ where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing. It’s not happening.

Central America needs a Marshall Plan

U.S. policies helped create the refugee crisis in Central America. Better ones can help resolve it.

ICE dumped hundreds of migrants with nowhere to go at a bus station

Lawmakers and immigrant rights groups scramble after ICE releases hundreds of migrants without alerting local shelters.

The truth about ‘voter fraud’

There’s no moral difference between suppressing the vote through the law and literally stealing ballots. Both may have happened in North Carolina.

Standing with migrants this holiday season

Mary and Joseph fled their country to keep their child alive. We should embrace families making the same difficult choice today.

Inequality costs the average American $150K

America’s average wealth per adult looks so good only because America’s rich are doing so fabulously well.

Under Trump, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday.

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty, but that triumph is now in jeopardy

Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn’t saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.

Can the next Congress chase down America’s runaway wealth?

The last Congress ensured that America’s wealth will concentrate ever more rapidly at the very top — unless the next one does something about it.