People Power

If Trump Makes It One Year Without Impeachment, Then Let’s Talk Supreme Court Nominees
by Jack Doppelt
For the sake of our judiciary—and democracy—Congress should slow down and consider a one-year presidential probation.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
San Francisco’s Historic Tenderloin May Become World’s First Official Trans District
by Breena Kerr
New legislation designates six blocks as the Compton’s Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual District to help protect vulnerable residents and preserve cultural history.
Letters to a Young Muslim: Raising a Son to Understand the Pull of Extremism
by Christopher Zumski Finke 
Diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash wants to challenge rigid interpretations of what it means to be a good Muslim in the modern world.
Trump Is Escalating Attacks on Those He Can’t Control
by Robert Reich
The judiciary, the press, and states like California are major centers of resistance that hold independent power.
Trump’s Coup Attempt Requires Us to Rise Above Position and Party
by David Korten
In the chaos of Trump’s first three weeks in office, we can see a frighteningly coherent agenda—and a national and global emergency.
In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.
To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth
by Peter Kalmus
With climate deniers sweeping into the White House, it’s time for scientists on the front lines of climate change to speak from the heart.
Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
by J. Gabriel Ware, James Trimarco
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
What Makes America Great? Artists Resist Trump With 100 Days of Posters
by Jennifer Luxton
The progressive agenda over the next four years will be hard-won—and heavily illustrated—if the past few weeks are any indication.
The Scramble for Women’s Health-Care Coverage in the Time of Trump
by Lynsi Burton
The time to obtain contraceptives is now.
How to Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors
by Lornet Turnbull
People are turning their frustrations with the Trump administration into actions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable community members.
University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
by Melissa Hellmann
The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub
by Christa Hillstrom
As rents rise and independent businesses in Minneapolis lose their leases to large national chains, a first-of-its-kind co-op found a solution.
6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
by Jaime Alfaro, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.