Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Rosie the Riveter for the 21st Century: You Dreamed, We Drew
by Jennifer Luxton
Readers submitted their ideas for updating the classic icon. See the winning poster ideas—and download your favorites.
A Single-Payer Health Care Fix Even Without a Working Majority
by Mark Trahant
It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
An Outside-the-Doctor’s-Office Approach to Health Care
by Daphne Miller
Research is showing that health care can be an engine for community change.
Signs of Revolution in a Not-Yet-Great America
by Peter Buffett
Since the president sees himself foremost as a negotiator, perhaps it’s time for a negotiated revolution. Not to break us apart, but to bring us together.
The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty
by Colin Beavan
Our current political climate is volatile, scary, and uncertain. But maybe the not knowing and the confusion will finally allow us to arrive at a true beginning.
The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry
by Arun Gupta
All along the Pacific Coast, environmentalists are gearing up for an epic fight.
ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind
by Sarah van Gelder
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
What Reproductive Rights Advocates Can Learn From Texas (Yes, Texas)
by Melissa Hellmann
How folks in conservative states are responding—and have been responding for years—to infringements on their civil rights.
Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance?
by J. Gabriel Ware
As cities incorporate curricula that deconstruct stereotypes and negative assumptions about race, advocates say everyone wins. Others argue they just promote resentment.
The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It
by David Korten
Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
Make-or-Break Moment for Health Care as GOP Scrambles for 216 Votes
by Mark Trahant
Trump has gone to Congress to make his case for Paul Ryan’s plan, but polls show the Affordable Care Act is still more popular.
In a Bad Mood? Studies Show Why That Can Be a Good Thing
by Kira M. Newman
Five reasons why the quest for constant happiness is misguided.
How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence
by Yana Kunichoff, Sarah Macaraeg
The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level.
What Grace Lee Boggs Would’ve Taught Activists in This Moment
by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Three principles to help you avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About
by James Trimarco
While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.