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.

When Climate Change Was a Nonpartisan Issue
by Robert Brulle
In 1988, global warming became front-page news—and 30 years later the U.S. has yet to take meaningful action.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
by Tasha Williams
The 152-year-old tradition launched by formerly enslaved people has emerged as a celebration of freedom.
Indian Country Remembers the Trauma of Children Taken from Their Parents
by Mark Trahant
As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice.
The Hope of a “Blue Wave” Is Dangerous to Democracy
by Chris Winters
The best way to discourage voting—and thwart democracy—is to predict a big win for any party. Here’s what the primaries are indicating about the political landscape ahead of the midterms.
Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living
by Kevon Paynter
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
High Schoolers Bring Their Love of Culinary Arts to Feed Local Homeless
by Deonna Anderson
It wasn’t enough for a group of students to provide free meals. They’re looking to tackle systemic problems.
To Native Culture, the Salmon Decision Means More Than a Treaty Rights Win
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
How indigenous food is tied to important sacred stories.
Senate’s Farm Bill Moves Forward—But What Is It, Anyway?
by Shannan Lenke Stoll
From food assistance for the poor to subsidies for a corporate food system, the nation’s next farm bill is taking shape.
Farming as Resistance
by Trina Moyles
Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.
Scholastic Under Fire for Children’s Book Portrayal of Trump
by Lornet Turnbull
Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the new book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.
Real Gender Equality Includes Femininity (and the Color Pink)
by Anne Thériault
As feminist parents, we tell ourselves we’re trying to break down the gender binary. But what’s wrong with skirts and baby dolls?
Depression and the Healing Desert
by Jana Richman
Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.
Why Jefferson’s Vision of Islam in America Matters Today
by Denise A. Spellberg
The author of the Declaration of Independence had sought to protect not just Christians, but Americans of all faiths.
Despite Prosecutor’s Attempts to Stop Her, Georgia Woman Keeps Registering Voters
by Adam Lynch
Jim Crow endures in Georgia as voter suppression efforts persist across the state. But get-out-the-vote activists are undaunted.
Just One State Stands Between Women’s Rights and the Constitution
by Tina Rodia
Movements such as #MeToo and #SheShouldRun have re-energized the Equal Rights Amendment.