Stories by Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is a staff writer at In These Times and the co-host of Dissent magazine's "Belabored" podcast. Her writings on labor, social movements, gender, media and student debt have been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, AlterNet and many other publications, and she is a regular commentator for radio and television. You can follow her on Twitter: @sarahljaffe. subscribe to Sarah Jaffe's feed

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new study finds that opinionated reporting might be better at motivating the politically unengaged.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Brown, a former CNN and NBC reporter, is arguing against teachers' unions--but doesn't want to disclose that her husband is on the board of Michelle Rhee's anti-union organization.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In his new book "The Great Divergence," Noah digs into the causes of America's rapidly increasing inequality. In this interview, he talks to AlterNet about what he found.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new report from the Tax Justice Network found trillions of untaxed wealth that the world's richest people are hiding. Here's what you need to know.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Most low-wage jobs are at giant, profitable corporations. Here are some of the worst offenders.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Prominent women leaders are calling on Quinn to allow a vote on paid sick days legislation, but will she go against the wishes of her mentor, Mayor Bloomberg?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Whistleblower Eileen Foster recounts to AlterNet how the subprime lenders went wild in the mortgage crisis -- and the utter lack of consequences they face.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In each of the five boroughs of New York City, each week, there's a foreclosure auction. And this week, community activists turned up to try and stop it.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

According to multimillionaire Rush, the unemployed would go back to work if their unemployment benefits weren't so posh. Here's a reality check.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The company that has shaped the modern economy turned 50 this week, but is a growing wave of protest enough to start forcing Wal-Mart to change?

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The middle class is being hollowed out; increasingly, there are the super-super-rich, and there are the rest of us.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The country's biggest banks are happy to make their money from the same governments about which they love to whine.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The shocking observation that Mitt Romney might feel more comfortable in the company of other rich white people was enough to get Joe Williams suspended.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In contrast to an overpaid, clueless pundit or a blustering New Jersey governor, Bruce is the ultimate populist artist.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beck might be gone from Fox, but he's got a plan--and it starts with Glee. Yes, the TV show about kids who sing.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Republican governors are still imposing slash-and-burn austerity policies on their populations, but the mainstream media isn't paying much attention.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Wisconsin's recall is being driven by the same activists who turned out by the thousands to occupy their capitol when Walker attacked workers' right to bargain collectively.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Investigations by the FBI into campaign donations and strong-arm tactics in Ohio's Republican Party implicate big-name politicians, like anti-union Governor John Kasich.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A coalition of unions, national and community groups managed to hit the trifecta--beating ALEC-backed deregulation bills in three states.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mary Glover is taking on Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo--but a court decision could leave her and thousands of other homeowners without a hope of justice.