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Political Agenda

Government of, by, and for the people.

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?
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gaines
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Think Outside the Bars Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
Instead of Prison Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
A Fair Tax on Millionaires A Fair Tax on Millionaires
by Mark Engler
In a time of budget crises, debunking the arguments against taxing the very, very rich.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs? A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
“The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station” “The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station”
Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive-turned-critic, on what Vermont's new law could mean for American health care.
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