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.

From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
by Jane Braxton Little
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.
How Comfort Food Is Getting Me Through These Rough Post-Election Days
by Erin Sagen
I’ve learned that when we’re vulnerable, when we’re unsure about the world and our place in it, food is the way back home.
Four Ways to Look at Standing Rock: An Indigenous Perspective
by Kayla DeVault
In the shadow of the Trump election, I found myself explaining to world climate leaders how to see Standing Rock through an indigenous lens.
How I Stopped Mindlessly Buying Things
by Sarah Lazarovic
Stores want me to buy stuff I don’t need. The internet wants me to buy stuff I don’t need. But I finally figured it out.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
6 Ways to Take Action in the Calm Before the Trump
by Melissa Hellmann
If you think Trump is all talk, consider this: Research shows past presidents have accomplished about 75 percent of what they promised to do during their campaigns.
5 Ways Science Says to Handle Difficult Emotional Situations
by Kira M. Newman
Resilience practices can help you confront stress and pain more skillfully, starting with finding silver linings.
How a Battle Over Affordable Medicine Helped Kill the TPP
by James Trimarco
The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma.
What Standing Rock Needs Obama to Do Quickly—Before Trump Takes Over
by Tom Goldtooth, Annie Leonard
Trump will try to fast-track fossil fuel projects across the country. That makes the final months of President Obama’s term more important than ever.
Please Stop Thinking You’re Better Than Trump Supporters
by Charles Eisenstein
We’ve got to stop acting out hate. There is no less of it in the liberal media than there is in the right-wing media. It is just better disguised.
Most Americans Agree: God Granted the U.S. a Special Place in History
by Olivia Anderson, Liza Bayless
And 23 other facts you should know.
Suddenly Time—And the Oil Market—Are On the Side of the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark Trahant
This week’s new Army Corps decision and a fresh lawsuit could delay the Dakota Access pipleline more than makes economic sense.
Get Ready for Our Favorite Solutions Across the U.S.
by YES! Editors
We’ve learned a lot in 20 years of solutions journalism. We know that we can fix what’s broken in our communities, regardless of who inhabits the White House.
Americans Gave “Unprecedented” Millions to Causes in Trump’s Line of Fire
by Liza Bayless
In the week since Trump’s election, organizations fighting for the rights of women, immigrants, and others have received a flood of support they’ve never seen before.
How Trump Could Hand China the Lead in Challenging Corporate Greed
by David Korten
China and the U.S. are poised as the dominant players. Will they compete or cooperate?