Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David KortenApr 19, 2017
- Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.
Robert Reich: Do Not Pretend Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Inconsistent, Arbitrary, or Without Principle
by Robert ReichApr 18, 2017
- The first principle of the Trump Doctrine: People from Muslim countries may enter the U.S. if their country contains a building with Trump’s name on it.
Winners (and Losers) in New York’s Plan to Make College Free
by J. Gabriel WareApr 13, 2017
- The first-in-the-nation scholarship program would serve about 1.5 million full-time students. But there are downsides.
In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing
by Sarah van GelderApr 12, 2017
- Cities with vibrant arts, music, and social scenes are being hit hard by gentrification. But Berlin’s “co-housing culture” shows that a city’s future doesn’t have to go that way.
Extractive Economy Jobs Are Not the Good Jobs Tribes Were Promised
by Mark TrahantApr 11, 2017
- After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
Stereotyping Appalachians Feeds Only the Coal Industry
by Nick MullinsApr 10, 2017
- As a fifth-generation coal miner, I see the region’s Trump signs and pro-coal stickers as symbols of defense against a world that views us as lesser.
How to Reinflate the Dream of College-for-All
by Valerie SchloredtApr 10, 2017
- Financial aid doesn’t work unless we’re honest about costs.
No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies
by David KortenApr 05, 2017
- Local control is a foundational conservative principle—but progressives also embrace it.
Promises to Coal Country Aside, Trump’s Budget Cuts Will End an Economic Lifeline
by James TrimarcoApr 03, 2017
- The Appalachian Regional Commission helps to create jobs and improve economic fortunes of “distressed counties” in West Virginia and Kentucky.
How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire
by Kaela BambergerMar 29, 2017
- In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?
The Way Toward Single-Payer Health Care—Even With This Congress
by Mark TrahantMar 28, 2017
- It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind
by Sarah van GelderMar 24, 2017
- Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It
by David KortenMar 22, 2017
- Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About
by James TrimarcoMar 17, 2017
- While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
by Sarah van GelderMar 15, 2017
- Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.