Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James TrimarcoNov 04, 2016
- 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 JeffriesNov 03, 2016
- 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 KaneNov 03, 2016
- 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. ShiltonNov 02, 2016
- 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 GelderNov 02, 2016
- Songs and prayers, words of encouragement, and spaces for recovery are at the core of the healing happening here at Standing Rock.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van GelderNov 02, 2016
- Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
Forget More Regulation: Make Corporations Serve the Public Interest
by David KortenNov 02, 2016
- The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.
All This Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Laura SaponaraNov 01, 2016
- Can liberals empathize with Trump supporters? How to understand people on the other side during this election cycle.
How to Contact the People Sending Militarized Police to Standing Rock
by Emily FullerOct 31, 2016
- Have a question about the militarization of policing near Dakota Access pipeline construction? Here’s who to call, starting with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.
Why Police From 7 Different States Invaded a Standing Rock Camp—and Other Questions
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnOct 31, 2016
- To clear the way for a pipeline, North Dakota invoked a measure reserved for state emergencies like natural disasters. That’s one answer.
First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands
by Richard H. GammonOct 29, 2016
- Climate scientists like me need to be clear about the global danger. Putting a price on CO2 would slow warming more effectively than any other policy tool we have available.
Remember This When You Talk About Standing Rock
by Kelly HayesOct 29, 2016
- Yes, everyone should be talking about climate change. But we deserve to survive because our lives are worth defending in their own right — not simply because “this affects us all.”
10 Nasty Women Who Shaped American History
by Kate SchatzOct 28, 2016
- Before Trump ever called Clinton a “nasty woman,” these fierce ladies were getting it done—in the face of B.S. from the boys.
Maryland Parolees Finally Won the Right to Vote—Now Will They?
by Lynsi BurtonOct 28, 2016
- Under a new law this year, 40,000 Maryland residents previously convicted of felonies can now vote. Advocates are helping them realize how powerful they can be.
I Saw the Revolution in So Many of the Small Places We Call Home
by Sarah van GelderOct 28, 2016
- The real change we need to stop the social and ecological unraveling can be found in the neighborhoods and cities, where we encounter each other every day.