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.

Why the Democrats Should Be Celebrating Their 4 Defeats
by Fran Korten
In Georgia, Jon Ossoff narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel. That’s a big win: A Republican narrowly won in a strongly Republican district.
Health Care Has Been Cut Before. Here’s What Happened
by Simon Haeder
Yes, we’ve cut health care before. But the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid would make history.
4 Myths About Slavery We Should Stop Believing Now
by Daina Ramey Berry
To understand the origins of wealth inequality and discrimination, we must look at the history of slavery.
5 Ways to Take Your Love of the Outdoors to the Next Level
by Melissa Hellmann
This summer, get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.
Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of using debt to punish communities of color and the poor, we should invest in everyone and defend our civic legacies for future generations.
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison Get a Second Chance
by Zenobia Jeffries
A nationwide movement is seeking to end the practice of trying teenage criminals as adults and, instead, granting them a new start.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.
Shelter and Safety, the Oldest of Ideas
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
In pre-modern times, before the state was tasked with sheltering the homeless or granting asylum to refugees, the care of strangers fell to regular citizens.
White People, the Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell
by Zenobia Jeffries
You’ve been lied to.
Why You Should Take a Real Lunch Break
by Jill Suttie
According to a new study, we concentrate better and feel less stressed when we fully detach from work and enjoy a real breather.
5 Times Orange Is the New Black Gets It Right on Prisoner Rights
by Yessenia Funes
Out of the ashes of burning Cheetos, the new season offers lessons in democracy, compassion, and humanity.
How to Handle a Toxic Relationship
by Christine Carter
When a relationship is causing you stress and suffering, follow these five steps to find peace for yourself.
Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice
by Mark Trahant
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Valerie Schloredt
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide
by David Korten
Forget the GDP, it’s time for our leaders to pay attention to metrics that matter.