How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Health Care Options at a Glance
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibelposted Aug 22, 2006
- The various health care options used around the world are detailed based on costs, coverage, who pays and other factors.
Getting Clean in Maine
by Nancy Watzmanposted Aug 21, 2006
- Clean Elections -- in other words public funding of elections -- helped make the passage of the Dirigo health care law possible in Maine.
Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrockposted Aug 09, 2006
- When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Recipe for a Cooked Election
by Greg Palastposted Aug 09, 2006
- In the 2004 election, more than 3 million ballots were never counted. Palast explains where they went, but also provides an example of hopeful voting reform in New Mexico.
A Growing Movement
by Rev. Linda H. Wallingposted Aug 08, 2006
- As Americans pay more for less health care, a movement toward universal health care is gaining steam.
If You Ask Maine
by Tish Tanskiposted Aug 07, 2006
- Maine residents tell state what they want, government moves to give greater access to health care.
Health Care: It's What Ails Us
by Doug Pibel, Sarah van Gelderposted Jul 19, 2006
- Americans spend the most, get the least, and have no health care security. The solution is not that difficult.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguezposted Jul 06, 2006
- South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA?
by Van Jonesposted May 30, 2006
- Protesters climb trees in South Central Los Angeles in an attempt to block the construction of a warehouse at the site of an urban farm that serves hundreds of area residents.
Time to Get Smart About Energy
by Fran Kortenposted May 30, 2006
- The debate regarding global warming and peak oil is moving into a different direction, from "is it happening" to "what do we do now?"
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens
by Joanna Macyposted May 10, 2006
- The Great Turning invites us to lift our eyes from the cramped closet of short-term thinking and see the larger historical landscape.
New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lymanposted May 10, 2006
- Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
Entrepreneurs of cooperation
by Jonathan Roweposted May 08, 2006
- After the 1929 crash, workers created a cooperative economy, using industrial leftovers and ingenuity. It was called the Unemployed Exchange Association or UXA. What could we do with that cooperative model today?
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jonesposted May 04, 2006
- Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
In Iraq: A Place To Be Human, First
by Bill Weinbergposted May 03, 2006
- They don't like the occupation or the militias, and they aren't signing up for any political or religious faction. Instead, these Iraqis are claiming the space to live with their neighbors in peace.