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.
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 […]
Arizonans are standing up to say once and for all, ¡YA BASTA! It’s time we have the elected leaders we deserve, who will courageously fight for us at all levels […]
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 […]
Will no Senator put conscience and Constitution ahead of partisan efforts to ramrod the lifetime appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court?
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.
On the front lines of this year's political campaigns, there is evidence of a sea change in education thinking that may finally break out of the funding versus accountability debate to find a more holistic vision of what schools and students need.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
The race to be Wisconsin's next governor is a strong indicator of how the education debate in the Democratic party will play out across the nation.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On a recent trip to New York City, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two schools—not the public schools her agency is charged with overseeing, but two Orthodox Jewish yeshivas. Photo credit: […]
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 […]
Remember when Democrats, at the urging of their progressive base, defeated an attempt to privatize Social Security by President George W. Bush in 2005? As Bush barnstormed the country to […]
Democratic leadership’s obsession with asserting a “centrist” – that is, fiscally conservative – fiscal ideology threatens to put the party at odds with its base.
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.
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 […]
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.
Hey Rudy: back in the day when you were a federal prosecutor, you were a pretty good lawyer. Maybe you’ve gone senile. Or maybe you’re just making stuff up to […]
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.
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 […]