The Anderson Files

YIMBYs and housing justice

If you spend more than 30% of your income on housing, the federal government says you are “cost-burdened.” You are paying too much. According...

Solidarity for All

Slain activist Vivian Silver preached peace — not just pretty words — for Palestinians and Israelis

How the Green New Deal wins

This month, the U.S. House passed the most comprehensive pro-labor legislation since the 1930s. The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act would significantly...

Organized labor; our sanity depends on it

Across the country, Democratic candidates ran on much more progressive platforms this year as compared to the last three election cycles, according to an...

Dilemma 2020

Trump might be re-elected. He is highly unpopular but his Democratic opponent might end up being just as unpopular after a likely vicious campaign....

U.S. aid to suppress Palestinians and democracy

Something unprecedented is happening in U.S.-Israeli relations. There has been a mainstream cliché that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East.” It...

The pendulum swings

A year after Trump was elected president, we finally have something to smile about. This month’s elections brought a tidal wave of victories for Democrats...

Triptych and Trump

The uproar over Russian meddling in the U.S. election diverts our attention from the larger phenomenon of Russia’s support for far right movements in...

Misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic

The Trump years have been a long, bad LSD trip directed by David Lynch. Then COVID-19 arrived and we feel like lonely figures in...

Biden and a progressive future

Hope just means another world is possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. — Rebecca Solnit For many...

The free market fascist assassination on D.C.’s Embassy Row

When the U.S. was attacked on September 11, 2001, people in Chile remembered another 9/11 in 1973. That's when Chile's democratically elected government led...

How a landmark Green New Deal victory was won

With climate chaos accelerating and extreme weather disasters happening nearly every day, it’s easy to become depressed. Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act was a first...