People Power

Trump White House vs. “House of Cards” White House
by Mark Rahner
Binge-watchers of the new season will find it’s hard to be shocked by the usual Underwood White House treachery and corruption.
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.
In One of the Nation’s Most Conservative Places, A Sanctuary City
by Josué Rivas
Advocates in Santa Ana mobilize to educate, assist, protect, and inspire undocumented residents.
After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy
by Peter Slavin
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
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.
U.S. Doesn’t Need Trump to Honor Paris Climate Agreement
by Stephen Miller
American cities have already spent billions of dollars on climate action and are committed to environmental goals that go beyond the Paris accord.
“Twin Peaks”: A Weird Escape From Our Even Weirder Trump Politics
by Mark Rahner
The world of FBI Agent Dale Cooper has nothing on James Comey’s.
Happy Couples Focus on Each Other’s Strengths
by Kira M. Newman
According to a new study, your ability to appreciate your partner’s strengths is linked to their well-being—and yours.
Want to Get “Back to the Land”? You’re Not Alone
by Nancy Matsumoto
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.
The Unlikely Uprising of Progressive Politics in Alaska
by Stephen Miller
As the Arctic heats up and the oil economy tanks, progressives find their voice in a conservative state.
For Native Mothers, a Way to Give Birth That Overcomes Trauma
by Sarah van Gelder
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women to heal through their traditions.
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.
When Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Not a Crime
by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
For most of American history, immigrants could enter the U.S. without official permission. So what changed?
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.