Photo Essay: These Sculptures Tell the Story of the First Japanese Americans Sent to Camps
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMar 30, 2017
- The memorial wall is 276 feet long—one foot for every Japanese person who lived on Bainbridge Island in 1942.
How a Faculty Fast Pushed a University to Finally Denounce Trump’s Travel Ban
by Will MeyerMar 30, 2017
- In South Carolina, a university president’s middle-of-the-road response to the executive order sparked a string of campuswide resistance efforts to protect the rights of international students.
How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire
by Kaela BambergerMar 29, 2017
- In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?
Rosie the Riveter for the 21st Century: You Dreamed, We Drew
by Jennifer LuxtonMar 28, 2017
- Readers submitted their ideas for updating the classic icon. See the winning poster ideas—and download your favorites.
The Way Toward Single-Payer Health Care—Even With This Congress
by Mark TrahantMar 28, 2017
- It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
An Outside-the-Doctor’s-Office Approach to Health Care
by Daphne MillerMar 27, 2017
- Research is showing that health care can be an engine for community change.
Signs of Revolution in a Not-Yet-Great America
by Peter BuffettMar 27, 2017
- Since the president sees himself foremost as a negotiator, perhaps it’s time for a negotiated revolution. Not to break us apart, but to bring us together.
The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty
by Colin BeavanMar 25, 2017
- Our current political climate is volatile, scary, and uncertain. But maybe the not knowing and the confusion will finally allow us to arrive at a true beginning.
The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry
by Arun GuptaMar 24, 2017
- All along the Pacific Coast, environmentalists are gearing up for an epic fight.
ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind
by Sarah van GelderMar 24, 2017
- Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
What Reproductive Rights Advocates Can Learn From Texas (Yes, Texas)
by Melissa HellmannMar 23, 2017
- How folks in conservative states are responding—and have been responding for years—to infringements on their civil rights.
Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance?
by J. Gabriel WareMar 23, 2017
- As cities incorporate curricula that deconstruct stereotypes and negative assumptions about race, advocates say everyone wins. Others argue they just promote resentment.
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.
Make-or-Break Moment for Health Care as GOP Scrambles for 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.