Reflections on Orlando: Terror Does Not Discriminate

In the midst of pitched battles over whether some Americans can discriminate against LGBT Americans based on religion, we are viscerally reminded that terror and violence do not discriminate.
Terrance Heath

Clinton Makes History; For Sanders “The Struggle Continues”

Hillary Clinton established herself as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party last night, the first woman to capture that honor. Bernie Sanders, in a speech the media burlesqued, promised to continue the struggle.
Robert Borosage

American Culture Is Threatened by Hate Speech

If we allow Donald Trump to radically alter our national culture, to make the unacceptable acceptable, it will be nearly impossible to change it back. Crudeness and bigotry will become mainstream—the new normal.

Muhammad Ali Speaks to the Activist Soul

Ali's occupation was inseparable from his aspirations, his spiritual ideals inseparable from his worldly activities. That's an important lesson for any historical moment, and for this moment more than most.
Richard Eskow

Common Sense on the Democratic Presidential Race

With Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton in early polls, hysteria is building among Democrats. Much venom is directed at Bernie Sanders, with Clinton surrogates telling him to pack it in. Here's a little common sense on the race.
Robert Borosage

Does the Democratic Party Platform Matter?

Bernie Sanders says he will push hard to get his agenda written into the Democratic Party platform. But candidates are free to ignore the platform. Platforms are only important if citizen movements make them important.
Robert Borosage

What Does Bernie Want?

He hopes to win the nomination. And he intends to build a “political revolution” to change the direction of the party and the country. As a movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race.
Robert Borosage

The Test of Leadership as Sanders Rolls in Oregon

Bernie Sanders won Oregon big yesterday and ended in a virtual tie in Kentucky. His campaign continues to gain energy as its chances of victory decline. This poses a test of leadership – less for Sanders than for Clinton.
Robert Borosage

Bernie Takes West Virginia

Bernie Sanders won West Virginia big last night. Even in the face of a mainstream media essentially declaring the race over, voters in the West Virginia Democratic primary chose Sanders -- and sent a message to Democrats.
Robert Borosage

Seven Things Obama Should Say From Flint

Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
Terrance Heath

Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – And The Political Debate

Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Wonder bread Indiana. Donald Trump blows Ted Cruz out of the Republican race. The Donald is officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. And Sanders shows he still has some legs left.
Robert Borosage

Share-the-Gains Capitalism

If I were a betting man, I’d put my money a model of capitalism that’s neither no-lose socialism for the rich nor cruel hyper-capitalism for the rest, but share-the-gains capitalism for everyone.

The Atlantic Primaries: Trump and Clinton Consolidate

With big wins Tuesday, Donald Trump is on the verge of locking up the GOP nomination. and Hillary Clinton consolidated her Democratic lead. Bernie Sanders, his supporters demanding nothing less, will carry the fight to the convention.
Robert Borosage

Black Lives Matter: “Yelling” Truth To Power

Black Lives Matter activists are not “just yelling.” They are responding, and demanding that others respond, to “the fierce urgency of now,” because lives are at stake.
Terrance Heath

Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It

Clinton wants Sanders to stop criticizing her fundraising. Her defenses of her money chase contradict the basic case reformers and most Democrats make against Citizens United and big money in politics. Voters should not be misled by the
Robert Borosage

Truth And Consequences in Flint, And Beyond

In one day of the three-year-old Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, a Flint truth-teller is honored, three officials face criminal charges, and demands continue for more truth-telling and accountability.
Terrance Heath

The Big Apple Goes With the Home Team

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
Robert Borosage

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

Can Democrats Take Back The Senate?

The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
Bill Scher

Sanders Wins Wyoming, Surge Continues

Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Robert Borosage

Wisconsin Adds Momentum To The Sanders Revolution

Pundits dismissing Bernie Sanders' chances to win the Democratic nomination say he has to win over 55 percent of the vote in remaining contests to catch up to Hillary Clinton. He’s now done that or better in each of the last six races.
Robert Borosage

Join The Moral Revival Tour

Rev. William Barber, best known for leading North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, is launching a 15-state tour of the country, called, “The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values.”

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

Belgian Awful

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.
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