The Anderson Files

It’s the health care, stupid

The United States currently has the highest per-capita health care expenditures in the world, yet we rank last among 11 developed countries...

The 2019 war on reproductive rights

Technically speaking, abortion is legal in all 50 states. However, since the big Republican victories in the 2010 elections, state legislators have...

Is the U.S. marching toward a war with Iran?

A year ago, Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and restored harsh sanctions. As a result, Iran’s economy has been...

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...

Scapegoating immigrants

Recently the Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo shared a newspaper article on Twitter about an 11-year-old migrant girl from El Salvador...

Back to the labor future

Strikes have been breaking out all over the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some 485,000 workers were involved in strikes...

Israel and the Democrats

Israel Will Be the Great Foreign Policy Debate of the Democratic Primary” proclaimed a headline on BuzzFeed News in January. Support for the Israeli...

Changes in Latin America

While Venezuela’s alarming humanitarian and political crisis has rightly grabbed our attention, another disturbing event in Latin America has been forgotten. That event was...

Manipulation… Venezuela style

Twenty years ago, Hugo Chávez proclaimed the dawn of a new era of social justice in Venezuela after his landslide presidential election. He spoke...

Trickle-up economics

We are facing two national emergencies: rampant economic inequality and a looming environmental Armageddon. Events in France indicate the need to deal with both...

What would Molly do?

These days, I wonder what Molly Ivins would think of today’s politics. Those of us who were fans called her Molly even if we...

Housing is a human right

Housing is really the foundation of so many of our social structures and without it, people just can’t succeed.” — Cathy Alderman of the...
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