Turning New Hampshire From Red to Blue

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 – […]
Isaac Grimm
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Fighting To Win Fair Housing In Westchester

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 […]
Julia Solow
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A New Roadmap for Getting Change Done

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 […]
Robert Borosage
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Major Power Shake-Up As NY Ousts Establishment Dems

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 […]
Charlie Albanetti
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New York’s Primary is a Charter-School Showdown

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 […]
Jake Jacobs
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Hope, Votes and “The Politics of Joy”

Movement politics are really about bringing back our democracy in a way that feels meaningful, powerful, and accessible to everybody.
Laurel Wales
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Mainers Tell Sen. Collins No! on Kavanaugh

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.
Cara deRose
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Kavanaugh’s Disdain for Workers Disqualifies Him

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 […]
Leo Gerard
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It’s Back-To-Underfunding, Charter-Scandal School Time

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.
Jeff Bryant
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Labor Day: 24 Hours When Workers Are Human

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 […]
Leo Gerard
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It’s Time For Progressives To Raise Their Game

Victory is sweet, but celebration brief – for our struggle has only just begun. The progressive populist insurgency in the Democratic Party has tasted frequent victories this primary season: Tuesday […]
Robert Borosage
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It’s Time To Fight Like Hell To End Our Overdose Crisis

Our country’s overdose crisis kills more people every day than gun violence, suicides, and traffic accidents.  Even more shocking is that these lives could be saved – yet we fail […]
Jasmine Budnella
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Why Do Corporate Boards So Overpay U.S. CEOs?

Corporate boards are asking us to blame sky-high CEO pay on the laws of supply and demand. The actual arithmetic tells a completely different story. So let's focus on the real problems -- and real solutions, like the notion of a maximum wage.

There’s a Way to Make Corporations Work for Workers, Too

U.S. corporations and executives often assume they have only one responsibility, to fill their own pockets. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act would change that, by bringing workers into the boardroom, and keeping executives from using stock buybacks to enrich themselves.
Leo Gerard
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Turning Back the Tide of Hate In Iowa and Beyond

There’s a phrase we use here in Iowa to say how people should treat one another: “Iowa Nice.” We think of ourselves as kind, generous, family friendly and closely-knit, and […]
Erica Johnson
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How to Win Elections from the Ground Up

Tuesday's primaries are proof that populist progressives are slowly remaking the Democratic Party. They are running to win at the state and local level, building momentum for reform and a deep bench for change in the future.
Robert Borosage
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The Constitution’s Case for Impeachment

The authors of a newly released book make a powerful case that Donald Trump has committed numerous impeachable offenses, individually and in the aggregate, and that failure to act endangers the future of American democracy.
Miles Mogulescu
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Progressives Win Big in Wisconsin Primary

Citizen Action Wisconsin members who just won primary races by wide margins are proof the blue wave Democrats hope will crest in November continues to rise.
Robert Kraig
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What’s At Stake When We Vote This Year

A lot is at stake when we go to vote this year. It’s about restoring our faith in our leaders, and in one another. People like us, working together, have the power to remake our institutions. And that is just what is beginning to happen.
Adrienne Evans
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How to Turn Back a Giant

What’s the best way to push profit-seeking corporations out of the public sphere? Don’t let them take over in the first place. Residents of Lancaster County, Penn. were thrilled to […]
Negin Owliaei
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Pohutsky’s Win Gives Voice To Michigan’s Real Voters

Voters in Michigan’s 19th district will have an alternative to the career politicians they are used to seeing on ballot in November. Microbiologist Laurie Pohutsky won the Democratic nomination in the […]
Erik Shelley
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Measures of Heat in Tuesday’s Primaries

Voters turned out in primary elections across Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington on Tuesday. Any conclusions drawn from primaries three months out from a midterm vote are written in […]
Robert Borosage
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Hometowns Rise Up To Support Separated Families

All across America, residents of rural communities and small towns are stepping up to stand in solidarity with immigrant families and refuse the intimidation and fear the Trump administration wants […]
Tim Wilkins
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Pandering to Deficit Hawks Is a Losing Strategy

Democratic leadership’s obsession with asserting a “centrist” – that is, fiscally conservative – fiscal ideology threatens to put the party at odds with its base.
Richard Eskow
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Don’t Believe New Orleans is Regaining Control of its Schools

Pundits say Louisiana has finally returned control of New Orleans charter schools to a locally elected school board, and that they are now accountable to the city’s residents. But New Orleanians will tell you: that’s not the case.
Ashana Bigard
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Move Our Nation Forward In Hope: Vote

Thursday, August 2, 2018 is Primary Election Day in Tennessee. To find out when and where to vote, click here. Tennessee is a national leader – in a race to […]
Andy Spears
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Republicans: Up is Down, Medicare is Safe

The reason Republicans believe in Magic Unicorn Money is that they never actually socialize with, or speak to, or even vaguely know minimum-wage workers, or middle-class workers or precariat workers who drive for Uber at night because their day jobs deny them full-time hours.
Leo Gerard
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Standing Up For Immigrants – In Alabama

I’m sick and tired of my people — working-class white people and small town Alabamians — being used by politicians to justify separating families, even as they back policies that harm every family in our state.
Justin Vest
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An Economy in the Fast Lane – With No Brakes

Donald Trump has been bragging about the economy a lot lately. He says the United States is now the “economic envy” of the world. Unfortunately, Trump is once again trying […]
Richard Eskow
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