The ‘Buy America’ Trump Test

Corporate-backed Republicans in Congress are pushing to strip "Buy America" provisions from a bill to help fix the country's water systems. Trump campaigned on government help for American manufacturing and jobs. How will this play out?

Clean Energy Victory In IL Shows We Can Still Win In The Age of Trump

The Illinois General Assembly voted to approve the Future Energy Jobs Package, a bill which would more than double renewable energy generation in the state. Our victory in this fight proves that we can still win big in the age of Trump.
Kenzo Esquivel, Diane Fager and Rev. Tony Pierce
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What Happens to Medicare if Trump Supports Speaker Ryan?

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged not to touch Medicare. Now, it appears President-elect Trump is set to kill Medicare. If you do not want Congress to destroy traditional Medicare, sign this petition.
Diane Archer
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Who Will Lead the Anti-Trump Resistance?

As more Americans become disillusioned with Trump, a potentially transformative moment is almost certain to appear. But voters dissatisfied with the status quo and Trump’s phony populism will seek equally transformative politicians.
Richard Eskow
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Education Advocacy in the Time of Trump

"People need to be in the streets," was the consensus among panelists at a recent event addressing Trump's election win from an education justice perspective. A constant refrain was to "capture the energy of young people."
Jeff Bryant
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House Democrats: New Leadership, New Energy

House Democrats pick their leaders this week. The betting is that they will retain the squad of septuagenarians that have led them over the last years. But it is long past time to groom new leaders.
Robert Borosage
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TPP Is Dead. Time For a Progressive Trade Vision.

Expect Trump’s trade deals to be even more damaging for people in the US and abroad than the TPP would be. That would not be a victory for progressives. What we need is progressive internationalism.
Tobita Chow
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The Paris Pact Might Save The Climate From Trump

Nations of the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: mess with Paris, and you may get slapped with a carbon tariff. Such a response could not happen unless the world compromised on an imperfect climate agreement in Paris.
Bill Scher
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Fire Ants Killed the TPP

Thousands of civil society groups coalesced to combat the TPP. The battle engaged slowly with objections to the secret negotiations. Protests grew exponentially. It was the concerted action of many, like the fire ant, that killed the TPP.
Leo Gerard
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Why We Need to Worry about Wilbur

America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.

Taking on Trump: Lessons from the Reagan Years

How do Democrats respond to Donald Trump? With his first appointments, Trump has doubled down on the extremes. Democrats might learn from the 1980s, when they won many battles against Reagan, but lost the war.
Robert Borosage
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Cleaning the Corporate Dirt from the GOP Budget

Right-wingers are also using the appropriations process to try to sneak ideological attacks past the American people, such as blocking access to contraception, exclude non-citizens from the Census and let landlords discriminate on race.

What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump

In this new era under a Trump regime, student protests are telling us something is very wrong. They're telling us it's time for bold stands, not wait-and-see equivocations, in the face of rising hatred. We should listen to them.
Jeff Bryant
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This Doesn’t Sound Like Our Voice

Donald Trump said he'd speak for the people, but in the days since he's become president-elect, it’s billionaires and bigots who are getting heard. Now it's time for us to use our voice and stand up for each other.

Finally, A Chance to Remake the Democratic Party

For the first time in a quarter-century, we’re about to see a vacuum of political and intellectual leadership in the Democratic Party. The party will have to remake itself. The question is, as what?
Richard Eskow
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How We Can Fight Trump

In the wake of Trump’s victory, the traditional rituals were observed. Hillary Clinton gave a graceful concession speech; President Obama and Trump called for Americans to come together. The only true response was in the streets.
Robert Borosage
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Don’t Underestimate The Damage Stephen Bannon Can Do

Steve Bannon is racist, misogynist and whip smart. With the authority of the Federal government, Bannon will be able to carry out witch hunts against perceived political enemies and to empower the most hateful elements in society.
Miles Mogulescu
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