Peace and Justice

Meet the People Whose Job Is Checking Facts
by J. Gabriel Ware
We’ve got enough political commentators. We need more fact checkers.
Enough! Trump Has Abdicated on Climate—Now It’s Up to Us
by Mark Trahant
I’ll start with myself. And every time I give up something to reduce carbon emissions, I’ll smile and think of President Trump.
Undocumented and Transgender
by Norman Allen
A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.
Electric Trains Everywhere: A Solution to Crumbling Roads and Climate Crisis
by Stephen Miller
Transportation accounts for nearly a third of the country’s carbon emissions.
5 Things We Need From Any New Health Care Law
by Ron Pollack
Including protecting people with preexisting conditions, funding Planned Parenthood, and other ways to ensure care.
Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up
by Mark Trahant
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
School District Switches to Local and Organic Meals, Cuts Carbon Footprint—and Saves Money
by Melissa Hellmann
A new report revealed surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu at 100-plus schools by serving less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
Why 22 House Republicans Would Rush to Impeach Trump Before Midterms
by Robert Reich
If Republicans think Trump has become a liability even in red states, they may decide their chances for re-election are better if they abandon him before 2018 elections.
Trump Impeachment on Your Mind? 5 Things to Know
by Jacob Neiheisel
The articles of impeachment against Trump might look remarkably similar to those levied against Nixon and Clinton.
We All Know Biking Makes Us Healthier. But It’s Even Better Than We Thought
by Jason Gill, Carlos Celis-Morales
Think you’re too busy to exercise? Here’s why you should consider cycling to work.
Seattle Judge Rules Justice Department Can’t Limit Legal Assistance to Immigrants
by Melissa Hellmann
In siding with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the ruling also prevents the department from issuing cease-and-desist letters to similar organizations around the country.
This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies
by Mary Turck
Even with limited control over ICE agents, sanctuary is a public statement with a powerful political impact.
Paranoid and Scared After Watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Good
by Mark Rahner
The TV show is striking a chord that the novel and movie did not. Maybe it’s because we’re starting to see bits of Gilead all around us.
Resisting White Supremacy Can’t Happen Without Self-Care
by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins
For women of color, prioritizing our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being is vital to our fight for social justice.