Signs of Revolution in a Not-Yet-Great America
by Peter BuffettMar 27, 2017
- Since the president sees himself foremost as a negotiator, perhaps it’s time for a negotiated revolution. Not to break us apart, but to bring us together.
Amid “Muslim Ban” Chaos, Van Jones Sends in His Love Army
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 30, 2017
- Lawyers and protestors took action: “Nobody’s going to fight alone.”
Thanks, Trump! We Now Have Two Opportunities for Bold Progressive Reform
by Arun GuptaDec 17, 2016
- There’s an argument to be made that progressives are lucky Bernie Sanders didn’t win the nomination.
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.
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.
Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not
by Wenonah HauterOct 27, 2016
- Washington state is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van GelderOct 26, 2016
- Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina PhelpsOct 25, 2016
- The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam SmithSep 10, 2016
- Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
Has Arizona Found a Solution to Gerrymandering?
by Yael GrauerSep 09, 2016
- Sixteen years ago, Arizona stripped state lawmakers of the right to draw electoral districts. Many lawsuits later, democracy is stronger—in some ways.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime AlfaroAug 11, 2016
- “The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David KortenJun 15, 2016
- Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
3 Maps Show Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by age 45.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- As I weighed my options and briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a parent, I thought about the life that I would be able to provide my child.
This “New” Feminism Has Been Here All Along
by Dani McClainMay 17, 2016
- Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart.