Author: Ian Gordon

Leon Black’s No Good, Very Bad Year

Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May/June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting out American businesses, the politicians enabling them, and the everyday people fighting back. Find the full package here. On January 20, 2020, the day the Centers […]

“People Like Us Are Capable of Representing Us”

It was a vision of the Democratic Party’s enduring dream for Texas: a charismatic and telegenic candidate backed by a crowd of cheering, flag-waving Latinos and Latinas, the demographic long expected to end nearly three decades of Republican political dominance. Inside a wood-paneled party room of a bowling alley, in cowboy hats and blue jeans, […]