The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It
by David KortenMar 22, 2017
- Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
The GOP’s Make-or-Break Moment for Health Care Comes Down to 216 Votes
by Mark TrahantMar 22, 2017
- Trump has gone to Congress to make his case for Paul Ryan’s plan, but polls show the Affordable Care Act is still more popular.
In a Bad Mood? Studies Show Why That Can Be a Good Thing
by Kira M. NewmanMar 21, 2017
- Five reasons why the quest for constant happiness is misguided.
How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence
by Yana Kunichoff, Sarah MacaraegMar 21, 2017
- The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level.
What Grace Lee Boggs Would’ve Taught Activists in This Moment
by Stephen Murphy-ShigematsuMar 20, 2017
- Three principles to help you avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About
by James TrimarcoMar 17, 2017
- While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
Minnesota Churches Face Tough Questions in Offering Sanctuary to Immigrants
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 17, 2017
- For these churches, giving protection to immigrants is no longer a matter of if, but when. And what will happen if ICE comes to their doors?
I Am Your Negro Sometimes
by Terrance HayesMar 16, 2017
- Poet Terrance Hayes on the James Baldwin documentary: “It seemed, for a moment, we had come around a big bend on the racial mountain. It seemed, for a moment, we were beyond Negro.”
Where They Teach Students How to Revitalize Their Local Communities
by John OrtbalMar 16, 2017
- New college programs offer fledgling community organizers “a sense of optimism about how they can effect change in their own backyard.”
Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
by Sarah van GelderMar 15, 2017
- Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty
by Cecilia Garza, Araz HachadourianMar 15, 2017
- When large institutions like universities and hospitals agree to hire and spend locally, they can transform neighborhoods hardest hit by poverty and unemployment.
Trying to Be a Proud Latina When People Prefer Whiteness—Even in My Mother’s Homeland
by Stephanie JimenezMar 14, 2017
- For people of color to be seen as fully American, we are often forced to denounce parts of our identities.
This Is the Real Success Story of the Affordable Care Act
by Mark TrahantMar 14, 2017
- Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
A Small Act of Scientific Civil Disobedience
by Margaret BeatonMar 13, 2017
- Big science publications put important peer-reviewed research behind expensive paywalls. But some scientists have found creative ways around them.
How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier
by Kristophe Green, Dacher KeltnerMar 13, 2017
- Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.