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How to Find the Good in This Nasty Election Cycle
by Kelly McGonigal
Four ways to turn election stress into courage and compassion.
Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest
by Liza Bayless
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.
I Found the Spirit of Standing Rock in Communities Across the Nation
by Sarah van Gelder
A four-month road trip showed me how many of us are already building a better America by working together.
Norway’s Largest Bank Divests From Dakota Access, Launches Own Investigation
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Up to $460 million in credit is still at stake for the Bakken pipeline companies after DNB shed its pipeline assets and has begun a “fact-based evaluation” of indigenous rights abuses.
This Land Is Our Land: All Sides Move Quickly as Pipeline Nears the River
by Jenni Monet
Recent Standing Rock drone footage makes it clear that time is running out in the Dakota Access battle, and the fight for control of this land is becoming more urgent.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElwee
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.
Violent Raids at Standing Rock a Stark Contrast to Talk of Building Trust
by Michael J. Dax
Across the country, an uneasy series of consultations between tribes and the U.S. government is under way. While some tribal leaders are skeptical, others hold out hope.
The White Horse and the Humvees—Standing Rock Is Offering Us a Choice
by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore
Right here, between the barricades on a North Dakota highway, is a pivotal confrontation between two world views, two futures.
Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia Anderson
After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
“Tough on Crime” Is Tough on Kids—Will CA Voters Roll It Back?
by Melissa Hellmann
If voters pass Proposition 57, it could ease some of the juvenile justice system’s worst get-tough-on-crime elements from past decades.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James Trimarco
Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia Jeffries
Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
The Standing Rock Victory You Didn’t Hear About
by Desiree Kane
The day 40 to 50 Native water protectors kept 250 militarized police from attacking camp.
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
After Trauma at Standing Rock, Recovery and New Resolve
by Sarah van Gelder
Songs and prayers, words of encouragement, and spaces for recovery are at the core of the healing happening here at Standing Rock.