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People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
What About the People’s Budget? What About the People’s Budget?
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
There are better—and more fair—budget ideas out there. Why aren’t they being heeded?
The American Dream, Reloaded The American Dream, Reloaded
It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
How to Liberate America How to Liberate America
by David Korten
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
Climate Regulations a Job Killer? Quit Crying Wolf Climate Regulations a Job Killer? Quit Crying Wolf
by Donald Cohen
Over and over, the regulations that the Chamber of Commerce says will be catastrophic have become the basic safeguards we take for granted.
Better Policies Without the Politics Better Policies Without the Politics
by Aaron Contorer
Regional policy centers show promise as a new model for driving change.
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
A Green Dream Deferred? A Green Dream Deferred?
by 99problems.org
Cornel West, Malia Lazu, and more on what the green movement would look like if Van Jones were still in the White House.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What? Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
Van Jones: Now is the Time to Protect the American Dream Van Jones: Now is the Time to Protect the American Dream
Video: "It's time for the deep patriots to stand up to the cheap patriots." Van Jones' address to Netroots Nation 2011.
Communities Push Back on Fracking Communities Push Back on Fracking
by James Trimarco
Gaining ground in the fight against controversial natural gas extraction.
Closing Down Coal Plants Closing Down Coal Plants
by Sarah Kuck
Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.
Preventing Sexual Assault Preventing Sexual Assault
by Selena Shen
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters
by David Korten
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
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