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The Podcast Taking on Racism in the Food Industry
by J. Gabriel Ware
A chef and journalist started “The Racist Sandwich Podcast” to address inequity in the restaurant industry. Today, it’s winning award nominations and fans worldwide.
College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?
by Thomas Adam
Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.
The Progressive’s Guide to Reacting to Offensive Comedy
by Mark Rahner
Ten tips for when everyone says your favorite comedian has “gone too far.”
Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country After Decades of Corporate Land Grabs
by Emma Eisenberg
But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think.
To the Millions Who Have Stood Up to the Trump Administration: Thank You
by Sarah van Gelder
My gratitude goes out to the millions of Americans who launched a resistance that has slowed or stopped many of Trump’s policies.
Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA
by Mark Trahant
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
What the Insanity of Mass Incarceration Has Done To Us
by Patrice Gaines
We have lived with mass incarceration for so long that we do not see that it’s making even those who are supposed to be free less human—and less humane.
How Horror Films Are Bringing More Gender Equality to Hollywood
by Beth Younger
A new study finds that horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)
by Mike Males
Americans under 25 are bringing a new era of tolerance, education, and vastly improved behaviors while older folks are acting worse. That isn’t starry-eyed idealism. It’s hard numbers.
A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food
by Erin Sagen
Climate change is getting worse, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors.
Millennials Aren’t the First Generation to Be Blamed for Everything
by Eric Weiskott
In medieval England, young people stirred similar anxieties.
Decolonize Your Diet
by Teresa O'Connor
Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.
The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change
by Peter Kalmus
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
Climate Change Will Force Native Americans to Adapt Religious Rituals Yet Again
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
Global climate change affects everyone. But for many indigenous peoples, natural resources are closely linked to religious beliefs and practices.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.