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: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As inequality in the US grows, the ultra-rich are pouring their spare cash not just into private jets, but into private security. Think there's a connection?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The new Captain America movie is a trip into World War II nostalgia, but it misses its chance to actually make a point about today's politics.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In addition to busting unions and gutting voting rights, Tea Party governors are refusing federal funding for high-speed rail. What do they have against it?

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

America's 14.1 million unemployed aren't voiceless; it's just that no one is listening, and no one's got a plan to help them.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 2012 election is closer than you think--and just in time, states are passing a host of new bills aimed at making it harder to vote.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's not enough for progressives to count on Republicans to lose in 2012. Democrats need to find some issues to fight for. Here's a few suggestions.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While Obama pushes for a deal on the debt ceiling, jobs numbers make plain that the focus in Washington is in the wrong place: jobs, not deficits, are the crisis.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 2010 election saw a right-wing sweep of many state governor's races, and those governors haven't been shy about pushing their conservative shock treatment.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Innovative new car-sharing businesses are changing the way we think about driving--and owning cars.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Stephen Sweeney is a union worker turned Democratic state senator who's now backing Tea Party Governor Christie's attacks on workers, but progressives are fighting back.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is it hypocritical of the Supreme Court to allow violent video games to be sold to minors, while continuing to ban depictions of sex?

Posted on: Jun 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Emergency financial managers are being put in place by democratically elected governors throughout the country.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report shows exactly who the top 0.1 percent of Americans with all the wealth are. The question is, what can we do about it?

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As Barack Obama gears up for his reelection fight, Wall Street donors are leery of handing over the cash--and former advisers warn about jobs.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In June 2001, George W. Bush pushed through an ideologically driven tax-cut package, mostly for the rich, that is still hurting our economy.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"X-Men: First Class" is a prequel to the three X-Men movies of the past decade. But does it reveal something new about familiar characters?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Our mobile phones and computers are storing and sharing more and more personal information--but do we have control over who sees it?

Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new study reports that members of the House saw their investments outperform those of the average investor by 6 percent annually.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Today's graduates face miserable job prospects, and experts say the student loan crisis could be worse than the credit card or housing bubbles.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A growing citizen movement may make Democratic politicians think twice about pressuring unions for concessions.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From rap songs to comic books, pop culture has traded in its vampire obsession for voracious zombie lore. Here's why we're becoming the United States of Zombieland.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Many of the freelancers who create your favorite TV shows have been toiling in white-collar sweatshops.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2010, Source: Bitch Magazine

The face of the right-wing is increasingly female. Why?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We have made monsters out of others in order to kill them without fear. Gaga makes herself a monster to try to show us ourselves.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: Global Comment

Antonino D'Ambrosio, the author of "A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of "Bitter Tears," " talks about the intersections of politics and pop.