What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthyJun 16, 2016
- I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How’d They Do That?
by Sheila BapatJun 16, 2016
- Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David KortenJun 15, 2016
- Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
Do Gun Control Debates Ever Change Anything? In These Countries They Did
by Priyanka BoghaniJun 15, 2016
- Three cases in which gun laws were tightened following tragic mass shootings.
Would Unconditional Basic Income Make Us Happier?
by Kira M. NewmanJun 14, 2016
- Some have questioned if the economy can function with a guaranteed minimum income. But few advocates or opponents have explored the policy’s impact on people’s emotional well-being.
A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears and Birds
by Terry Tempest WilliamsJun 10, 2016
- Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Olympians Without Nations: First-Ever Team of Refugees Heads to Summer Games
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 09, 2016
- With 20 million refugees worldwide, the International Olympic Committee announces a new team to make the games more inclusive for people without a nation to call home.
Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can
by Jake McGrawJun 08, 2016
- To fight discrimination in Mississippi, out-of-state allies should strengthen their ties to the state, not sever them.
Sanders Might Soon Be Out of the Race, But Not the Revolution
by Sarah van GelderJun 08, 2016
- Five ways to build on the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign and transform American politics in ways his supporters envisioned.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate StringerJun 07, 2016
- Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.
Forget Hunger Strikes. What Prisons Fear Most Are Labor Strikes
by Raven RakiaJun 07, 2016
- Prisoners throughout Alabama and Texas reclaim their humanity—and power—by shutting down the economic infrastructure of their prisons.
The Startup Turning Locals Into Entrepreneurs in Cincinnati’s Gentrifying Economy
by Araz HachadourianJun 06, 2016
- When neighborhoods develop, longtime residents are often left out of the boom. This incubator helps local entrepreneurs turn big ideas into businesses.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. DaxJun 06, 2016
- The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing FongJun 03, 2016
- Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
Why Economists Are Coming Out in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income
by Leslee GoodmanJun 03, 2016
- Economist Guy Standing says the policy can reverse inequality. It also has an invigorating effect on volunteerism, home ownership, and community strength.
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