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.
A new documentary interviews “Greenham Common Women”—tough, dedicated protesters in the struggle against nuclear weapons and nuclear war.
Joe Biden's nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson is historic, but we need to be mindful of all the cultural factors at play, and not let this moment devolve into tokenism.
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.
A romanticized belief in violence renders people irrational to the point of hurting ourselves, over and over again.
Philanthrocapitalism enables the destruction of nature and the erosion of democracy.
Voting rights reform has died an ignoble death in Congress. The way forward isn’t clear or inspiring, but at least we still have one.
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.
In North Carolina, progressive activists reach out to rural voters as an overlooked segment of the electorate.
A court seen as becoming increasingly politicized in ways unpopular to the majority of Americans risks decades of reputational damage.
A graphic edition of “On Tyranny” draws democracy lessons from the 20th century.
Research shows that polarized political discourse is actually addictive. We need a mass movement to break the cycle.
Politicians are redrawing electoral maps to reflect new census data. Activists are trying to make sure they do it fairly.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom emerged from a recall election on Sept. 14, 2021, as the big winner, having secured a heavy majority of the vote. But while most eyes were on the
If Tuesday’s recall vote in California passes, the Golden State will go the way of Texas, and Democrats will have only themselves to blame.
Many organizations that have long advocated for young voters are now finding they need to push back against restrictive new state laws.
Afghanistan experts offer insight into the Taliban—then and now—and explain the United States’ role in Afghanistan’s collapse.
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