|Purple America |
Maybe this year’s campaigns will focus on real issues, like jobs and the environment, instead of personalities and hot-button issues. Or maybe not. The people in these stories aren’t waiting to find out. They’re setting their own agenda for America—one that doesn’t fit the simplistic categories of Red and Blue.
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Politics that break through.
David Sirota talks to the new populists and finds where we’re coming together—and falling apart.
How the Middle Class got Stuck
Surging prices, stagnant wages, spiraling debt. This is what “stuck” feels like.
10 Policies for a Better America :: A YES! Take on What Americans Want
What We Care About
Secure Families. Health care for all. Good jobs and housing. Here's how we could have it all.
Conversations Across the Divide
Breaking out of red-blue stereotypes and finding common ground.
We're Hard-Wired to Care
It's not just the Golden Rule; it's hard-wired into our brains: we can't help caring about each other.
Keep Prices Affordable —For Now and Forever.
Health Coverage for Everyone.
Fairness for Working Parents.
Create Your own Workplace.
Why My Dad Turned Green
A farmer’s daughter learns that her once-conservative dad is turning into a tree-hugger.
Hundreds gathered across the U.S. to grapple with the human side of immigration.
Gay & Straight Talk
LGBT youth take a road trip to conservative Christian campuses.
A Song of Hope
... and a place for neighbors to talk about it.
Churches & Social Justice
Christian conservatives put aside hot-button issues to focus on poverty, global warming, and peace.
Media We Can Trust
Fair and accurate news offers a basis for reality-based debates. But how do we tell if it’s fair?
A Populist Toolkit
Dialogue, trust building, online tools, direct action, and more.
Conversation starters and article summaries for a purple America.
Organizations, initiatives, and background reading on an agenda for all Americans.