Five Reforms Every Police Department Should Make

Five Reforms Every Police Department Should Make

It was only a little over a year ago that Baltimore went up in flames. In April 2015, thousands of protestors took to the streets after Freddie Gray — a 25-year-old African American man who hadn’t been accused of any crime — died in police custody. Six officers...
Donald Trump: Joker’s Wild

Donald Trump: Joker’s Wild

In poker, a wild card can add to the fun of the game. But it throws off the odds and makes the hands more unpredictable. That’s why poker purists prefer to keep jokers and other wild cards out of the deck. In American politics, the presidential primaries usually...
Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and the Future of U.S. Wars

Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and the Future of U.S. Wars

Stop the War Coalition invites writer, activist, and IPS expert Phyllis Bennis and renowned film-maker Amir Amirani to discuss the prospects for U.S. foreign policy and the U.S. war agenda in light of the astonishing presidential primaries. Prospects for the U.S....
Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs, and Diplomacy of the Decade

Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs, and Diplomacy of the Decade

Join us in discussing how the U.S. can move from a state of perpetual war, to a more peaceful internationalism as part three of our discussion series exploring the many facets of IPS’s movement-building work. The U.S. has been using war to challenge terrorism...
Here’s Why We Can’t Rely on Shareholders to Fix CEO Pay

Here’s Why We Can’t Rely on Shareholders to Fix CEO Pay

Wall Street’s top money manager, Larry Fink, enjoys sharing his economic wisdom with the Washington policy world. The BlackRock CEO reportedly has his eye on the Treasury secretary seat in a Hillary Clinton administration. He’s also been a passionate deficit hawk,...
Onshore Tax Havens

Onshore Tax Havens

The first thing you notice on the cab ride from the airport to downtown Panama City is the skyscrapers. They’re architecturally beautiful, but jumbled together as if there was no plan or consideration for how they might look next to one another. What you might not...
The Treasury Department Could Help Block Offshore Tax Havens

The Treasury Department Could Help Block Offshore Tax Havens

My colleague Chuck Collins, almost exactly five years ago, wrote a blog post that opened: “We’re chumps unless we force Congress to stop tax haven abuse.” I’m here to say: we’re chumps. Congress has not taken significant action on offshore tax havens despite serious...
Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis

On Monday morning, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC. She affirmed the U.S.-Israeli strong military alliance and vowed to re-establish sanctions on Iran if provoked. Bernie...
Do Populist Candidates Appeal to Affluent Voters?

Do Populist Candidates Appeal to Affluent Voters?

The 2016 presidential primary elections — now essentially halfway over — have placed income and wealth inequality right at the forefront of America’s political discourse. The entire Bernie Sander platform rips the gains of America’s rich at the expense of low- and...
Hillary vs. Bernie vs. the 1 Percent

Hillary vs. Bernie vs. the 1 Percent

The deep pockets that make up America’s top 1 percent have been on quite a run. Their share of the nation’s wealth, as economist Gabriel Zucman details in a new Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality analysis, has soared from 25 percent in the 1970s to 42 percent...
Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?

Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has distinguished himself from his party rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to domestic economic issues, but when it comes to foreign policy that distinction is a bit more vague. Referring to his “no” vote...