Politics

Can Community Organizers Build Progressive Power?

Against a backdrop of racial violence and social turmoil, more than 1,500 community organizers gathered in Pittsburgh to map out a grassroots progressive organizing strategy.

Memories of Michel Rocard

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard, who died on July 2 at age 85, will be remembered as a brilliant socialist analyst and forthright contrarian. 

Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point on Guns

Could recent tragedies mark a shift in the nation's gun control debate?

Promesa for Whom?

A fiscal relief package designed to rescue Puerto Rico from default does more for wealthy bondholders than it does for the island’s struggling residents.

Bay Area Voters Take On Rent Control

Proposals to curb skyrocketing rent will soon hit the ballot in five Bay Area cities.

Donald Trump’s Star of David

How the GOP enables the rise of dog-whistle anti-Semitism

Why the Democrats Need to Sink the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, coming before the party’s platform committee on Friday, is a nightmare for Hillary Clinton. 

Building a National People’s Movement

Minimum-wage victories across the country are helping workers take back power.

Q&A: Is Fascism Back?

To some, the reactionary forces sweeping Europe, the United States and Britain carry echoes of fascism. But historian Sheri Berman says today’s demagogues are no dictators.

Hillary on Charters: Yes and No

The Democratic presidential candidate spoke to the nation’s largest labor union, and defended both collective bargaining and public charter schools.

“You’re Being Cheated, and We’re Going to Protect You”

In this year’s election, Democrats ought to talk about the many ways Americans are being ripped off—with Trump University as a top example.

Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

The Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling effectively renders unconstitutional abortion restrictions in some two-dozen states, forcing abortion opponents to play defense for the first time in decades.

Forty Years of Experience with the ‘New and Improved’ Death Penalty, 1976–2016

Four decades after the creation of the modern death penalty, the system remains racially biased, costly, and prone to error.

Enough With the 'Optics' and the 'Narrative'

Be on your guard when the commentary goes meta.

Q&A: Trump’s Deceptive Trade Stance

In his recent speech attacking America’s trade policies, Donald Trump relied heavily on data from the Economic Policy Institute. EPI President Lawrence Mishel says Trump is wrong on the issue.

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