How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
by Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Bill McKibbenposted Sep 15, 2014
- We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station
by Thomas Hannaposted Sep 12, 2014
- Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Sep 12, 2014
- A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
The Senate Just Voted to Keep Big Money in Politics. Three Reasons to Celebrate Anyway
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 11, 2014
- The fact that the issue reached the Senate floor is a huge victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly say they want something done about corporate influence in elections.
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Sep 10, 2014
- Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
A Wealthy Capitalist on Why Money Doesn't Trickle Down
by Nick Hanauerposted Sep 09, 2014
- Nick Hanauer, venture capitalist and self-described “plutocrat,” says a healthy economy and an effective democracy depend on a thriving middle class of workers.
Today's Movement for Racial Justice Has Found Its Graphic Designer (And Her Name Is Sandra Khalifa)
by Joe Solomonposted Sep 08, 2014
- In this Q and A, the talented Khalifa talks about how she became interested in issues of racial justice, her work with the Dream Defenders, and the power of social media.
Video: Inside a Miami McDonald's on Strike
posted Sep 05, 2014
- More than 400 workers and supporters were arrested on Thursday amid a nationwide wave of walkouts and demonstrations.
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
by Liz Pleasantposted Sep 05, 2014
- In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
Obamacare Closed a Loophole for CEO Pay—And Won Taxpayers $72M
by Marjorie E. Woodposted Sep 04, 2014
- The savings from 2013 alone could pay for dental care for 262,000 Americans for an entire year.
The Antidote to Mansplaining: Rebecca Solnit on Everyday Sexism and What We Can Do About It
by Valerie Schloredtposted Sep 03, 2014
- Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work.
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 02, 2014
- Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here's how they did it.
6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet
by Liz Pleasant, Jim McGowanposted Sep 02, 2014
- We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
by Dean Patonposted Aug 28, 2014
- 47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
The Faces Behind the Fight for $15 an Hour
by Betty Udesenposted Aug 28, 2014
- For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.