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.

If Trump Makes It One Year Without Impeachment, Then Let’s Talk Supreme Court Nominees
by Jack Doppelt
For the sake of our judiciary—and democracy—Congress should slow down and consider a one-year presidential probation.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
San Francisco’s Historic Tenderloin May Become World’s First Official Trans District
by Breena Kerr
New legislation designates six blocks as the Compton’s Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual District to help protect vulnerable residents and preserve cultural history.
Letters to a Young Muslim: Raising a Son to Understand the Pull of Extremism
by Christopher Zumski Finke 
Diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash wants to challenge rigid interpretations of what it means to be a good Muslim in the modern world.
Trump Is Escalating Attacks on Those He Can’t Control
by Robert Reich
The judiciary, the press, and states like California are major centers of resistance that hold independent power.
Trump’s Coup Attempt Requires Us to Rise Above Position and Party
by David Korten
In the chaos of Trump’s first three weeks in office, we can see a frighteningly coherent agenda—and a national and global emergency.
In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.
To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth
by Peter Kalmus
With climate deniers sweeping into the White House, it’s time for scientists on the front lines of climate change to speak from the heart.
Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
by J. Gabriel Ware, James Trimarco
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
Journalism and the First Amendment on Trial at Standing Rock
by Mark Trahant
Reporter Jenni Monet has been charged with criminal trespassing and rioting, but the bigger story is about the failure of journalism institutions to rally.
What Makes America Great? Artists Resist Trump With 100 Days of Posters
by Jennifer Luxton
The progressive agenda over the next four years will be hard-won—and heavily illustrated—if the past few weeks are any indication.
The Scramble for Women’s Health-Care Coverage in the Time of Trump
by Lynsi Burton
The time to obtain contraceptives is now.
3 Creative Solutions to Protect Water, Wildlife, and a Warming City
by Araz Hachadourian, Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
In the heat zone of Louisville, Kentucky, 170 residents have been trained as “citizen foresters.”
How Powerful Could We Be If We Agree to Stand Our Ground on Our Treaty Land
by Ladonna Bravebull Allard
This movement is not just about a pipeline. We are not fighting for a reroute, or a better process in the white man’s courts. We are fighting for our liberation.
How to Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors
by Lornet Turnbull
People are turning their frustrations with the Trump administration into actions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable community members.