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Ready to Start Living? First, Consider Your Death
by Roman Krznaric
The reality of dying is our single greatest motivator. Here’s how to use it to live your life to the fullest.
There Are Good Policing Rules—Why Won’t Officers Use Them With People of Color?
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“The good stuff never applies to people of color, ever.”
Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)
by Chris Winters
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by August 18.
Why Philly’s New Pride Flag Has Black and Brown Stripes
by Kevon Paynter
Mixed reactions reveal the change is not fully embraced by everyone. But LGBTQ groups are working to make the city more inclusive to people of color.
For Women Like Charleena Lyles, Trauma Has Trickled Down for Generations
by Angela Fichter
How symptoms of mental illness manifest in Black women, and the steps you can take toward healing.
You Don’t Need a Sanctuary City to Help Your Immigrant Neighbors
by Yessenia Funes
In Greensboro, North Carolina, sanctuary policies are banned. But that hasn’t stopped residents and local police from supporting immigrants in their community.
Why the Democrats Should Be Celebrating Their 4 Defeats
by Fran Korten
In Georgia, Jon Ossoff narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel. That’s a big win: A Republican narrowly won in a strongly Republican district.
Health Care Has Been Cut Before. Here’s What Happened
by Simon Haeder
Yes, we’ve cut health care before. But the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid would make history.
4 Myths About Slavery We Should Stop Believing Now
by Daina Ramey Berry
To understand the origins of wealth inequality and discrimination, we must look at the history of slavery.
5 Ways to Take Your Love of the Outdoors to the Next Level
by Melissa Hellmann
This summer, get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.
Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of using debt to punish communities of color and the poor, we should invest in everyone and defend our civic legacies for future generations.
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison Get a Second Chance
by Zenobia Jeffries
A nationwide movement is seeking to end the practice of trying teenage criminals as adults and, instead, granting them a new start.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.
When Hospitality Was the Norm and Multiculturalism Was a Good Thing
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
Despite border walls and travel bans, the Middle East is still a region where the weary traveler is welcomed and embraced.