Hundreds of educators are running for office in this November’s midterm elections. This year’s Educator Spring brought teachers into the streets in massive protests that thrust education issues into electoral contests up and […]
Dear Mr. Bezos: You’re the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $160 billion according to Forbes. According to Time Magazine, in early 2018 you were earning $230,000 […]
As Maryland prepares to name a new governor on November 6, voters have a clear choice: Ben Jealous, the Democratic challenger, or Republican incumbent Larry Hogan. Jealous is the former […]
Something good is happening in the Gem State. Real good. You might not read it yet in headlines, but it’s happening – and real – everywhere from Boise to Idaho […]
44 million people in the US owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student debt, a total that grows larger every day. Students often choose between eating three meals a day, paying […]
Two meticulously sourced warnings about our shared global future have appeared over the past week.
If there’s one thing “EPA” doesn’t stand for, it’s Equal Protection for All. Too many communities of color, like North Birmingham, Alabama, are threatened by toxic chemicals in their soil […]
News about wealthy folks giving millions to education draw both praise and criticism. But two new reports by public education advocacy groups reveal the real impact rich people have on […]
Many Mainers, especially women newly engaged around the recent Supreme Court fight, are asking me what’s next, now that Brett Kavanaugh has been seated on the Supreme Court. My answer? […]
Is there anything left in GOP politics that doesn’t involve sex? If you ask Lindsey Graham, the “single, white male from South Carolina [who] will not shut up,” or Orrin […]
What if some communities no longer have public schools? That question, once unthinkable in America, may now be something policy leaders and lawmakers in at least one state may want […]
The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court revealed truths that often stay unspoken in American life. The first is how many of us are touched by sexual […]
RED ALERT! Georgia has purged nearly ten percent of its registered voters – nearly 750,000 people -from the voting rolls without their ever knowing. Now these voters have just one […]
It was 5:00 a.m. when West Virginia Citizen Action members and coalition activists boarded a bus to cross the Allegheny Mountains as we headed towards Washington, D.C. We had one […]
After years of credible reporting on the rampant corruption in the charter school industry, the schools are now drawing more scrutiny from state lawmakers and regulators, and political candidates are […]
My name is Reverend Tony Pierce, and I am co-senior pastor of Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship in Peoria, Illinois and Board President of Illinois People’s Action. On Monday, together with […]
Redistribution via the tax code, progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are realizing, only takes us so far. We need to start limiting inequality before it can dig in. The UK Labour Party has just unveiled a fascinating proposal that moves us exactly in that direction.
A new wave of education voters may make David Garcia the next governor of Arizona, where the professor is taking on GOP incumbent Doug Ducey. Arizona is a state where Republicans have cut education spending severely, sparking teacher protests earlier this year. Voters want that turned around.
If you want to discover the truth instead of cover it up, would you appoint the accused’s lawyer to supervise and control the investigation of the charges against him? That’s […]
Judge Kavanaugh, your words ring false. You have no place on the Supreme Court. And we will stay in the streets until you also understand this is true.
My voice catches in my throat when I think about telling my own story of sexual assault. I know the courage it takes for Dr. Blasey Ford to speak. But I know that I, and millions like me, have absolutely no intention of letting her speak alone.
Democracy is tough for one-percenters. They’ve got all that money but no more voting power than you or me. But they’ve got a plan to make America a one-dollar, one-vote plutocracy, by stripping voting rights from non-rich minority groups.
An economy only deserves celebrating when people with full-time jobs are taking home rising paychecks.
The Democratic party has vowed to brand Republicans as the party of corruption in political campaigns for the upcoming midterm elections in November. Given the slew of scandal-ridden people that […]
The reason Republicans want to rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation through, despite credible charges of sexual harassment and perjury, is that his confirmation would complete a slow-moving coup by their oligarchic donor class to turn American law back a hundred years.
November's elections are about living in the world as it is, but pushing for something new. This is the only way forward: by showing the truth that having more and more people share their experiences, getting involved and then turning out to vote can be life-changing.
New Hampshire is ready to flip from Red to Blue. Donald Trump likes to boast of his support in the Granite State, but the record turnout in Democratic primaries – […]
It was decision time in Westchester County. After three years of debate and a contentious four-hour hearing, the village council in Ossining – a quiet town sandwiched between the Trump […]
The insurgent progressive movement has good reasons to celebrate as primary season comes to an end, much to the dismay of the corporate wing of the Democratic party. The victories […]
The center of power in New York government has shifted in a big way as six incumbent State Senators who were part of the Independent Democratic Conference – a group […]
The September 13 primary in New York could re-energize and redefine the Democratic party in the state. It also might mean drastic change for the charter school industry. Photo credit: Michael […]
Movement politics are really about bringing back our democracy in a way that feels meaningful, powerful, and accessible to everybody.
As the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh nears, approval for Maine Senator Susan Collins has fallen to a new low. “If she votes to confirm Kavanaugh, that will be the last straw,” said Emily Wall, one of the over 500 attendees at a rally in Portland.
In his statement to Congress during confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his mother taught him judges must always stand in the shoes of others. Though hardly original or deeply […]
Families, teachers, and communities may feel a sense of renewal and possibility as this new school year starts, but much of the news from schools is still mired in negative reports of underfunded buildings, beleaguered teachers, and charter school corruption.
Trump not only hasn’t delivered on his promises for workers; he’s joined the other side.
How can we tell when a democracy evolves into a plutocracy? Easy.
Labor Day recognizes the humanity of workers. It commemorates their year-long efforts with time off dedicated relaxation, family, friends, and barbeques. There’s no holiday for robots, raw materials, or the […]
President Trump sold his tax scam to Congress and the American people by saying the average family would see a $4,000 pay raise from their employers.
Lawmakers who've made it a pastime to dis public schools: Take heed.