This crisis is political as much as environmental. Solutions require justice.
Outsider parties can have an effect on electoral outcomes aside from being labeled spoilers. But they almost never change the two-party dynamic.
The GOP has steadily conditioned its base to accept threats and violence as political discourse. That was on full display after the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.
Indigenous values helped shape American democracy, and now they’re helping increase Native representation.
In addition to casting critical votes, Natives are winning local, state, and national offices.
Testifying against Trump in the Jan. 6 Committee hearings should not absolve his enablers of the harm they helped him inflict.
The Supreme Court has demonstrated that the highest law of the land is whatever they feel like saying it is. What do we do when the court and other institutions are widely seen as illegitimate?
According to political analyst John Nichols, the House Select Committee hearings remind us that Trump was at the center of an attempted coup and, at the very least, that ought to make him ineligible for future elections.
The antidote to a false narrative on the right is to create a better one on the left to counter it.
The decline of civil society has been well-documented, but its political turn poses a unique danger for the U.S.
The idea that we have to either support military action and sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, or “do nothing,” is a false binary.
Unarmed Ukrainians changing road signs, blocking tanks, and confronting the Russian military are showing their bravery and strategic brilliance.
Author and legal scholar Elie Mystal’s first book argues that the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are deeply flawed, but that it’s still possible to use them to protect the rights of women and people of color.
The redistricting cycle of 2022 has been marked by numerous voter suppression laws, lawsuits against them, and citizen involvement in drawing new maps.
White rage and violence in American society are age-old phenomena. It should not surprise us that the wheels of justice are moving so slowly to respond to last year’s D.C. riots.
Not all political polarization is bad—some of it is inevitable in a healthy democracy. But the U.S. is not a healthy democracy.
For a new normal based on democratic principles, we need a vigilant and truly free press.
If you are wondering whether a political movement is effective, follow the music.