The 1992 L.A. rebellion was a wake-up call for a deeply segregated city. Where authorities have failed over 30 years to rebuild what was lost, multi-racial organizing has succeeded in leading progressive change.
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.
In a new book, Gus Speth charts 50 years of the U.S. government’s role in causing global warming.
Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers spent a year relentlessly protesting the Modi government’s push to corporatize Indian agriculture. Their fight offers a model for social movements worldwide.
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.
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