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Entrenched power is the problem. What can be done about it? Read more

Law and Justice

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Mary Parsons

Want to make a killing in the stock market without actually creating anything of value? Try Buybax! Read more

Economic Policy

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The Democrats can and must think big, but they have to frame their ideas around the realities of a coalition party that includes suburban moderates. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It’s understandable that the Democratic infighting has already begun. But given the stakes, can’t we have some kind of arms-control pact? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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An ordinary wave in November won't be enough. Democrats need a big majority of votes to get even a small majority of seats. And failure could unleash Trump. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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This is American democracy's stress test. We have only limited time to pass it. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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Why the country needs a Democratic party that knows it needs white working-class voters Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Is there any way out of the dialectic of neoliberal policies producing economic backlash and support for the nationalist far right? Read more

Working in America

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The reaction against the GOP could boost progressive organizing and bolder reforms. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Trump's election threw the long-standing sexism of white America into stark relief.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump's win was both a perfect storm and the culmination of long term trends. Can American fascism be stopped? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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American democracy faces the risk of systemic harm in 2016. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The multiple opportunities for the abuse of executive power Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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What would it take to get the “broken engine of progressive politics” working again? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Incremental changes to existing gun laws could help deter mass shootings and gun homicides.  Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Going into 2012, Obama had Osama. Going into 2016, the Democrats need the fall of Raqqa and Mosul. Read more

America and the World

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Frustration is driving voters on both sides of the partisan divide toward radical make-believe Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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With all the pathologies of the 1930s resurgent, Europe's experiment in economic and social union has never been more at risk.  Read more

America and the World