How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now)
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 12, 2013
- In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Finding the Gold in "Tough" Neighborhoods
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 11, 2013
- To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen Brownposted Sep 11, 2013
- Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
Detroit Bankrupt? Six Ways the Motor City Is Thriving
by Larry Gabrielposted Sep 06, 2013
- National media accounts of Detroit's bankruptcy miss the growing industries, strong communities, and policy changes laying the foundation's for the city's recovery.
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 05, 2013
- Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie Pompilioposted Aug 28, 2013
- Factory owners in the United States say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which is being negotiated this week in Brunei—will force them to lay off workers. Yet opponents in Washington are few and far between.
Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 27, 2013
- Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. Deanposted Aug 16, 2013
- While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages?
by Michele Lent Hirschposted Aug 13, 2013
- More than 3,000 of the world’s languages are at risk of dying out, but a new set of tools will help the linguists and advocates who defend them.
Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections
by Stephen Zunesposted Aug 12, 2013
- Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
by YES! online staffposted Aug 09, 2013
- Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus brings you into the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park in this new short film.
This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His
by Chris Francis, Katrina Rabelerposted Aug 09, 2013
- Three extraordinary, everyday people who will make your day better.
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin Mockposted Aug 07, 2013
- Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education
by Dan Marionposted Aug 05, 2013
- What I learned from saying what I really thought in the essay section of an important standardized test.