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: Apr 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The collective weight of American student debt is a drag not just on those paying the debt, but on our entire economy.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Labor is an integral part of the progressive coalition, one of the only forces capable of acting as a counterweight to the organized money that's taken over our politics.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mitt Romney's wife held a tax day fundraiser in New York--and found a day of protest from working people angry at the Romneys and their 1% friends' low tax rates.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's how the banks are still doing exactly as they please when it comes to homes. But there's hope.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While there's almost nothing B of A does that is for the people, it sure as hell is paid for by the people. Now activists are pushing to break it up before it breaks down--again.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ohio will be a battleground come November, but the big money groups are spending lavishly now in hopes of unseating the Senate's best economic populist.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The bans on collective bargaining, enacted in Wisconsin and overturned in Ohio, have had effects not just on organizing, but on workers' daily lives.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a new revision of the news organization's 2003 code of ethics, NPR commits itself not just to finding “balance” in its stories, but to prioritizing truth.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The choice to fast is both an evocation of the history of farmworker activism and a moral choice, made to highlight the poverty the workers face.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even if stations ditch Limbaugh, there are still thousands of proto-Rushes waiting in the wings around the country.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Limbaugh is losing advertisers fast after calling law student Sandra Fluke a "slut"--but bad behavior is nothing new for Rush. Here are five of his worst moments.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The upscale grocery delivery service pays less than $9 an hour, has faced discrimination complaints, and is a union-buster--so why is New York giving it a handout?

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Bruce Springsteen long ago achieved the American Dream, but he never stopped singing about the people he grew up, and never stopped identifying as a member of the working class.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Journalist Paul Mason covered the uprisings of 2011 as they occurred. His new book "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere," explains why they all happened at once.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Millions of young people may have a much harder time paying for an education.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

John Nichols talks about his new book, "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Occupy Wall Street," and what happens next.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Americans' views on the most pressing issues of the day are actually solidly progressive, so why do the media keep getting the story wrong?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When state after state slashes education dollars, we see what matters to them--and where they spend while cutting schools tells us even more.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Santorum's success in the Midwest has come through a combination of race and class-based grievances as well as his appeal to social conservatives.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Right-wingers claim Obama and Democrats across the country are waging a war on religion -- and of course, conservatives are the civilian casualties.