The Challenges and Promises of Climate Lawsuits

Even the temperate, mountainous country of Switzerland isn’t immune to climate change.

When Criminals Rule the Land

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At the beginning of 2023, the state of Sinaloa endured hours of violence as Mexican authorities hunted down and captured Ovidio Guzmán, the son of the famous drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

TikTok’s Links to China Demand a Serious U.S. Response

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The battle over TikTok has become a proxy for worsening U.S.-Chinese relations and the anxieties generated by that clash.

Why the Biden Administration Needs to Preserve the Right to Asylum

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Immigration policy has become a third rail in U.S. politics, especially for Democrats who have been cast unfairly as indifferent to border security and even supportive of “open borders.”

The U.S. Should Speed Solar Production That Doesn’t Depend on China

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COP 27, the global climate conference, wrapped up in Egypt without any major breakthroughs, but it yielded a clear picture of how far rich industrial countries like the United States are from meeting their own climate promises.

World Cup Abuses Led Qatar to Change Labor Laws, But More Protection Is Needed

Ending worker-paid recruitment, which in most of the rest of the world is treated as a cost of doing business borne by employers, is long overdue. More than a million migrant construction workers, mostly young men from destitute communities…

Financial Markets, Democracy, and Power with Jim Leitner

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Listen to "S2-09 I Financial markets, democracy and power with Jim Leitner" on Spreaker. In this episode of our Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jim Leitner about the relationship between democracy and market performance. Starting…

Doing Away With Cash Bail

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The United States is notorious for having the highest incarceration rates in the world—810 federal, state, and local prisoners for every 100,000 adults, according to one recent study.

Workers Worldwide Just Got Some Good News

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In what has been called the “biggest moment for workers’ rights in a quarter of a century,” the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a safe and healthy work environment as one of its five fundamental principles and rights at work for all at its June 2022 international conference.