Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Amnistia Ahora!

The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride revives the U.S. immigration debate.

False PRIDE

The welfare reauthorization bill now championed by Senate conservatives -- aka PRIDE -- targets the poor, but it won't defeat poverty.

Ride Toward Freedom

More than championing a set of just immigration reforms, the activists on the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride are shaping the future of American progressivism.

Who Pays For Poverty?

Critics questioned welfare reform during the prosperous '90s, but the real crisis is emerging in the wake of the Bush recession.

In The Kingdom Of Forgetting

Memory can be an inconvenient thing, especially in Republican Washington.

Fiscal Fantasy

When it comes to the costs of war and tax cuts, Bush is living in a dream world.

‘Tis the Season For Corporate Welfare

Post-Election Holiday Handouts Abound.

Stopping the “Full Control” Agenda

The Republicans' plan for control of the Senate makes business lobbyists giddy — but it should make you outraged.

Ordinary Outrages

A review of Political Fictions by Joan Didion.

The Inauguration and Its Discontents

A Protest Against the Odds.