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.

Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Defending the Right to Water :: Maine Towns Fight Back :: New Protection for 2 million acres of wilderness :: A Push for Public Health Care :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting :: Landmark Climate Change Bill :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment :: Activists Protest Drone Warfare
Netanyahu at the White House: Not Yet Change We Can Believe In
by Phyllis Bennis
The reality of power–that the U.S. is still the financial, military, diplomatic and political superpower patron on which Israel depends–was not reflected in the press conference that followed the meeting.
To Obama and the EPA: The Threat is Real, It's Time to Act
by Madeline Ostrander
EPA holds two public hearings on greenhouse gas regulation
From the Publisher :: Can Print Survive in the Digital Age?
by Fran Korten
Many are asking "Can print publications survive in the digital age?" Our answer for YES! Magazine? YES, we can! As many of you have told us, if there was ever a time for the YES! message, this is it.
Would Obama’s Mother be Amazed?
by Fran Korten
Would Barack Obama’s mother be amazed that her son is president of the United States? Fran Korten knew his mother, and she doesn’t think she would be.
Instant Runoff Elections are a Vote for Civility
by Rob Richie
Burlington’s success with instant runoff voting (IRV) is a model of a clean, open debate. Is it time to take it to the national level?
In Review :: Justicia Now
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Garrigues reviews this documentary about Ecuador’s oil wars.
In Review :: Tree Intimacy
by Brooke Jarvis
Brooke Jarvis reviews Nalini Nadkarni’s Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection to Trees.
In Review :: Rules for Online Radicals
by James Trimarco
James Trimarco reviews Markos Moulitsas Zúniga’s Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzen
A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
Signs of Life :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting
by Lilja Otto
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the voting machines used in the country’s 2005 general election are unconstitutional.
Signs of Life :: Activists Protests Drone Warfare in Afghanistan
by Valerie Saturen
An interfaith Sacred Peace Walk organized by the Nevada Desert Experience sought to engage in dialogue with Air Force personnel operating Predator and Reaper drones from the base.
Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment
by Kim Eckart
New Mexico becomes the second state to abolish the death penalty, since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change Bill
by Madeline Ostrander
Congress has begun debate on what could become the first-ever federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gases. The bill promises to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Signs of Life :: A Push for Public Health Care
by Kim Eckart
Advocates are urging President Obama to end insurance industry domination over health care. But how should the new system work?