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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.

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?
What Standing Rock Tells Us About Civil Disobedience
by Melissa Hellmann
The militarized response to communities of color signals a possible double standard in law enforcement’s acceptance of civil disobedience.
The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall
by Tristan Ahtone
Tohono O’odham traditional lands extend deep into Mexico, and any border wall will face legal and physical opposition.
Trump Protests Could Be the Start of a New Civil Rights Era
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Social change begins in the streets with citizen activism, but it’s important to realize this chapter of history is unlike any that has come before.
Will Trump Deport Me? Here’s What I Told My Son
by Nabil Echchaibi
Since I moved here more than two decades ago, this is the first time I feel vulnerable. But I have faith in millions of Americans to defend my right to be here.
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
by George Lakey
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
White People, It’s the Bigots Where You Live That Need You the Most
by Zenobia Jeffries
To address the bigotry that helped elect Trump, White people might consider the work ahead in their own families and communities.