White People, It’s the Bigots Where You Live That Need You the Most
by Zenobia JeffriesNov 13, 2016
- To address the bigotry that helped elect Trump, White people might consider the work ahead in their own families and communities.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun GuptaNov 11, 2016
- Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead
by Cedar Wilkie GilletteNov 11, 2016
- There are 38 banks supporting the Dakota Access pipeline. I found out mine was one of them.
Leader of the Standing Rock Sioux on Prayers and a President Trump
by Sarah van GelderNov 10, 2016
- “We’re about protecting our future. And that’s what he should be about.”
With Trump, a Renewed Call to Radical Feminist Men
by Robert JensenNov 10, 2016
- Our task is to reject men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality, while calling out White supremacy and a widening equality gap.
4 Ways We Voted For a Better Criminal Justice System
by Jaime Alfaro, Olivia Anderson, James TrimarcoNov 09, 2016
- From reducing incarceration levels in Oklahoma to keeping kids out of adult prisons in California, voters gave a few significant wins to the rights of the incarcerated.
Something to Celebrate: 6 Women Who Won Historic Firsts
by Liza Bayless, Paulina PhelpsNov 09, 2016
- A woman was not elected to the highest office. But other women who ran on platforms of equality and progressive reform did win.
10 Ways to Cope With What Just Happened
by Fran KortenNov 09, 2016
- Here are three: Make room for your grief, be with friends, and don’t dismiss the people who voted for Donald Trump.
How to Find the Good in This Nasty Election Cycle
by Kelly McGonigalNov 08, 2016
- Four ways to turn election stress into courage and compassion.
Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest
by Liza BaylessNov 07, 2016
- This election will be the first in 50 years not to offer full protections under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the Movement for Black Lives is hopeful.
I Found the Spirit of Standing Rock in Communities Across the Nation
by Sarah van GelderNov 07, 2016
- A four-month road trip showed me how many of us are already building a better America by working together.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElweeNov 06, 2016
- Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia AndersonNov 04, 2016
- After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
“Tough on Crime” Is Tough on Kids—Will CA Voters Roll It Back?
by Melissa HellmannNov 04, 2016
- If voters pass Proposition 57, it could ease some of the juvenile justice system’s worst get-tough-on-crime elements from past decades.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James TrimarcoNov 04, 2016
- Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.