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Recent articles by Jon:

A Biden Administration Can Raise Wages and Give Workers More Power — If It Wants To

Joe Biden says, “I’m a union guy.” Even without Democratic control of the Senate, now’s his chance to prove it. → Read More

A Short History of U.S. Law Enforcement Infiltrating Protests

For decades, local police and FBI have sent undercover officials to participate in — and escalate — protests. → Read More

The Corporate Right Is Giving Us Two Choices: Go Back to Work, or Starve

The right will fight to the death — our death — against any genuine bailout for regular people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here‘s why. → Read More

The World’s Leaders Are Terrible. Let’s Declare Our Independence From All of Them.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that even the best Leaders are Self-Absorbed Prima Donnas, and the rest are seriously Craze-o Lunatics. → Read More

This April 15, Don’t Fall for the Right’s Favorite Lie About Taxes

You've probably encountered propaganda using extremely misleading statistics to claim that the U.S. tax system is soaking the rich. It's not. → Read More

Breakdown in Hanoi Summit Shows the Real Danger on the Korean Peninsula: Donald Trump’s America

The best we can hope for is the U.S. and North Korea eventually come to an accord, and the Trump show is canceled before we stumble into nuclear war. → Read More

CNN Hires Trump Official Who Used Same Anti-Press Rhetoric as Man Who Sent Bombs to CNN

Former Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur has been an active foot-soldier in the right's decades-long assault on journalism. → Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar Went After Elliott Abrams for Lying to Congress. Then He Did It Again.

Abrams’s most notable lies came during an exchange about his actions as assistant secretary of state in the 1980s during the Reagan administration. → Read More

Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Pick to Bring “Democracy” to Venezuela, Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy

The choice of Abrams sends a clear message: The Trump administration intends to brutalize Venezuela, while proclaiming our love for human rights. → Read More

With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have a Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes

The idea of raising taxes on the rich and corporations is incredibly popular in America — and has been for a long, long time. → Read More

A Tale of Two Ads: Farewell to Bob Corker, America’s Most Inert Senator

Corker, who retired from the Senate on Thursday, will now return to the private sector, where he will presumably look concerned while doing nothing. → Read More

“Vice” Turns the Life of Dick Cheney Into Entertainment — and Stays True to His Terrible Evil

Adam McKay, the writer and director of "Vice," has followed up his earlier "The Big Short" with another triumph of humor and politics. → Read More

The 10 Most Appalling Articles in the Weekly Standard’s Short and Dreadful Life

From its coverage of Iraq to gay marriage, Syria, and climate change, here are plenty of reasons for everyone to dance on the Weekly Standard's grave. → Read More

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for Donald Trump, America’s Most Honest President

There’s a case to be made that Donald Trump is simultaneously the biggest liar in U.S. political history and its greatest truth-teller. → Read More

Democrats Should Remember Al Gore Won Florida in 2000 — but Lost the Presidency With a Pre-emptive Surrender

The Democrats can get all the votes counted in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona only with a display of people power. → Read More

Democratic Candidates for Governor Could Turn the Upper Midwest Blue Again by Mobilizing New Voters

Campaigns in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan aim to elect candidates with strong pro-labor platforms by hunting where the votes are. → Read More

Fox News Has Done More to Incite Domestic Political Violence Than Donald Trump

The origins of Fox News's insidious role can be traced to a 1970 memo from the Nixon White House and Roger Ailes. → Read More

What Trump and John Bolton Don’t Understand About Nuclear War

Thirty-six years ago today, on Black Saturday, the world was nearly destroyed in the Cuban missile crisis. → Read More

Tax Havens and Other Dirty Tricks Let U.S. Corporations Steal $180 Billion From the Rest of the World Every Year

A new study shows that the corporate use of tax havens is central to how the U.S. functions and wields its power around the world. → Read More

New “Dark Money” Documentary Shines Light Into the Shadows Cast by the Super-Rich

You will never see more hopeful examples of how normal people can fight and win skirmishes with big money. → Read More