There’s No Debate

Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on democracy more like Leopold and Loeb than Lincoln and Douglas.
Bill Moyers

Trump’s Immigration Plan Punishes Women Most

All of Donald Trump's so-called immigration plans actually fail to address the issues for the majority of immigrants – women. That’s right: The face of the migrant in the United States is increasingly female.

Cheaters like Trump See Cheaters Everywhere

Trump called Pennsylvanians vote thieves, although the state GOP could find absolutely no in person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn’t matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.
Leo Gerard

Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever

Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever
Isaiah J. Poole

Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas

So here we are, once again, with calls from all quarters for dialogue across the racial divide. But while our narratives and debates about good cops and rogue cop are important, they are entirely insufficient.

No Gender Bias in Politics? Not So Fast

A professor's provocative assertion that they found "no evidence whatsoever that voters are biased against female candidates" demands a reality check – and more women running for office regardless of whether bias exists.
Courtney Freudenthal

Getting Arrested to Demand Democracy

On Monday I was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building. It’s been years since I engaged in civil disobedience. But I am just one of millions of people in America who want to stop the growing attacks on our democracy.
Roger Hickey

Maybe Ivanka Trump Will Help Us Fight Real Voter Suppression

The daughter of Donald Trump complained of New York's "onerous rules" that will keep her from voting in the Republican primary. But New York isn't even on the list of states that have recently added onerous voting restrictions.
Isaiah J. Poole

LGBT Families Caught in the GOP’s Culture War Rift

The bills in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and other states expose a growing rift between “business-friendly” Republicans and religious conservatives that GOP leadership must bridge and families like mine must navigate.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: Why Honduras Matters In The 2016 Campaign

Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
Burning Issues Video

Senate GOP Disses American Voters

The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Leo Gerard

The Economic Justice We Should Be Voting For

As primaries are held in cities that have some of the worst racial disparities in the country, is the key issue that Bernie Sanders is promising more than he can deliver, or is it that we as voters are not demanding enough?
Isaiah J. Poole

Supreme Obstruction

Normally (and according to the Constitution) the process is that the President nominates a new justice, the Senate holds hearings, and there is a vote to confirm that nominee or not. According to the Constitution, that’s their job.

The Supreme Court Wasn’t Designed For This Political Heat

The confrontation over selecting a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court shows how politicized our courts have become, exposing judicial decisions as political choices rather than legal ones.
Robert Borosage

A Nation of Flints

We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
Terrance Heath

Clipping America’s Hedge Funds

Getting the names and faces of hedge fund billionaires before the public can help us tell a vivid story of what’s gone wrong with our economy and our politics — and help us build a movement to slice away at that billionaire power.
Stephen Lerner
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The Message From MLK – Be An Agitator

Die-hard segregationists hurled the accusation at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that he was an “outside agitator.” Here's how he owned that accusation, and left us a message about the value of agitators.

Joy to the Workers

In keeping with the figgy-pudding and potato latke traditions of the holidays, here’s a recipe for delivering joy to the workers so that they can spread holiday merriment:
Leo Gerard

Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits

Television news has gone off its rocker. The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns.
Bill Moyers
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