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A Power Stronger Than Hate

A Power Stronger Than Hate

My heart has been breaking for the last several weeks. The racist murders in Buffalo, the looming end of reproductive freedom in so...

What I Learned In Kansas

What I Learned In Kansas

In his 2004 book What’s the Matter with Kansas, Thomas Frank describes how working-class voters in his home state came to support a party that does not stand with them on policies that affect their livelihood and ability to make ends meet. Why, he asks, do they vote...

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

Too often, it feels like our government is run by and for the wealthy and powerful industries, like pharmaceuticals and fossil fuels, insurance and finance. They spend hundreds of millions every year to sway politicians’ votes towards their interests. They have...

First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

July 15th is a day every American should celebrate. That’s when families began to receive direct payments of as much as $300 per child, payments they’ll now get every month through the end of the year, along with a tax credit. This is a game changer for the millions...

Blessed Be The Organizers

Blessed Be The Organizers

Like all of us, I’ve sorted through many feelings this week. And, there’s been one constant. Gratitude for organizers. If you take organizers and the local institutions they’ve built off the table, Donald Trump is a two-term President. I feel certain of that. To be...

Follow John Lewis: Don't Let Trump Provoke Violence

Follow John Lewis: Don't Let Trump Provoke Violence

Photo credit: Spider Martin GPA photo archive / flickr / cc John Lewis, the Georgia Congressman who led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington, is being...

We Need a People's Bailout NOW

We Need a People's Bailout NOW

One of every five working Americans – more than 32 million people – have lost their job to COVID-19. A tsunami of evictions will come unless lawmakers take meaningful action now. Unemployment is rising - again. Hunger is rising, too. And cases of COVID are rising...

Policing Is Not A Public Good

Policing Is Not A Public Good

Photo credit: Sgt. Joe Davis, Utah National Guard / cc For decades, we’ve been told that policing is a public good: available to all, for the benefit of all. But in practice, that’s never been true. One of the basic measures of a “public good” is that it’s accessible...

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