• A New Benchmark for Measuring Progress Against Inequality

    Oxfam is once again making headlines on inequality. On the eve of the annual Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the activist global charity released its own annual contribution to the global economic debate: an updated analysisof our planet’s grand divides in income and wealth.

    As usual, this year’s Oxfam analysis featured some incredibly...

  • GOP Tax Break Sucker Punches Wisconsin Workers

    Early Wednesday morning, David Breckheimer, a United Steelworkers local union president at a Neenah, Wis. paper factory, was gathering the last of his gear for a snowmobiling vacation.

    At 7:45 a.m., less than two hours before he planned to leave, he got a call. It felt like a punch to the gut, he told me later that day.

    Kimberly-Clark was closing...

  • The GOP’s 100-Year War Is Bigger Than Taxes or Trump

    The new year had barely started when the world got new grist for the ‘Trump-is-crazy’ mill, one of the few American industries to experience a boom since Trump became president.

    Michael Wolff’s profile of the current White House, “Fire and Fury,”  is filled with rumors and backbiting. But the book, and the president’s unhinged reaction to it, provi...

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