Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing Racial Trauma

The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
Terrance Heath
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Clinton Reminds Us That Silence Never Defeats Hatred

Hillary Clinton could have stuck to a bit of time-honored advice in online circles: don’t feed the trolls. Instead, Clinton reminded Americans that hatred must be called out and exposed for what it is.
Terrance Heath
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“Return to Sender”: Postal Workers Rally Against TPP

Do you remember the old Elvis hit "Return to Sender"? That’s the message that 2,000 postal workers from across the nation delivered at a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tuesday at Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel, outside Orlando.
Jamie Horwitz
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Stopping Traffic To Stop Corporate Greed In Illinois

Shutting down intersections as a tactic for interrupting the status quo and bringing attention to an issue has been used in organizing since time immemorial. But a classic action in Chicago on Monday had a different twist.
Hannah Gelder
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The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over; It’s Only Just Begun

Tom Frank says populism may be permanently discredited by Trump's bigotry. Clinton's decisive victory will be the triumph of the establishment center, the Davos elites. But this election won't end a struggle that has only just begun.
Robert Borosage
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Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer

The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.

Victory For Domestic Workers in Illinois

After years of campaigning and organizing, domestic workers in Illinois are celebrating victory as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law, guaranteeing basic workplace protections.
Terrance Heath

Baltimore’s “Big Government” In Blue Uniforms

The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
Terrance Heath

A Dangerous New Low – Even For Donald Trump

In a campaign that every week finds new ways to go beyond the pale, Donald Trump's speech on "radical Islam" and immigration hit a new, dangerous low. His Youngstown, Ohio, speech was a chilling and dark moment for our democracy.
Mehrdad Azemun

The Economic Debate and the Failed Consensus

A policy debate almost broke out in the presidential election when the two candidates traveled to Michigan to lay out contrasting economic agendas. What became clear is that the old establishment consensus will not hold.
Robert Borosage

Trump Proposes Selling ‘Infrastructure Bonds’

Donald Trump says he would borrow the money for infrastructure by selling US Treasury bonds. That is exactly what the US government — and every other government — does, and has done, to fund infrastructure maintenance and modernization.

A National Grassroots Network Goes All In To Defeat Trump

The newly formed People's Action takes up a challenge framed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: to vote for the terrain that will give progressives the best opportunity to win long-term victories.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Real Reckoning

The major issue the public is reacting to isn’t terrorism or racism. It’s the rigging of our economy – the increasingly tight nexus between wealth and political power.

Hillary Clinton and the Choice

Hillary Clinton stepped into history last night, accepting the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. She reminded Democrats that they were the "party of working people" and set up the choice that voters will face this fall.
Robert Borosage

Obama “Passes the Baton”

Democrats rolled out the big guns last night – Biden, Kaine, Bloomberg, Obama. They posed the choice: experience vs. risk, most qualified vs. least qualified, optimism vs. pessimism. And Obama "passed the baton" to Hillary Clinton.
Robert Borosage

Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention.
Terrance Heath

The Democratic Convention: The Big Dawg Still Can Howl

Bill Clinton provided a masterful portrait of Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, making the case that she is the "change maker" that Americans are looking for – an image marred only by close allies going off-script.
Robert Borosage

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright or Falling Skies

The choice is stark. It is between the uplifting, embracing philosophy offered by Michelle Obama and the Democrats Monday night or the dark and gloomy sky-is-falling, world-is-ending pessimism of Donald Trump an the Republicans.
Leo Gerard

Sanders: The Struggle Continues

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, arguing forcefully that she would fight for reforms central to his campaign. He also pledged to continue his political revolution to transform this country.
Robert Borosage

A Clinton Campaign In Big Trouble Must Make An Audacious Choice

Democrats who chose Hillary Clinton because she was more electable may have picked the least electable Democrat and placed the country in danger of a proto-fascist President Trump. To recover, Clinton needs audaciousness, not caution.
Miles Mogulescu

Clinton Must Go Bold – and Go Left – For VP

Reports say Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, "safety" could put her candidacy in serious danger.
Richard Eskow

Embracing the New Populist Moment

The failure of the political establishment has been exposed, but the center still holds. So what’s next? Tthe progressive movement should focus on defining issues and politics from the bottom up.
Robert Borosage

Three Years After Justice Failed Trayvon Martin

In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.
Terrance Heath
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