Who Will Lead the Anti-Trump Resistance?

As more Americans become disillusioned with Trump, a potentially transformative moment is almost certain to appear. But voters dissatisfied with the status quo and Trump’s phony populism will seek equally transformative politicians.
Richard Eskow

Education Advocacy in the Time of Trump

"People need to be in the streets," was the consensus among panelists at a recent event addressing Trump's election win from an education justice perspective. A constant refrain was to "capture the energy of young people."
Jeff Bryant

House Democrats: New Leadership, New Energy

House Democrats pick their leaders this week. The betting is that they will retain the squad of septuagenarians that have led them over the last years. But it is long past time to groom new leaders.
Robert Borosage

TPP Is Dead. Time For a Progressive Trade Vision.

Expect Trump’s trade deals to be even more damaging for people in the US and abroad than the TPP would be. That would not be a victory for progressives. What we need is progressive internationalism.
Tobita Chow

The Paris Pact Might Save The Climate From Trump

Nations of the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: mess with Paris, and you may get slapped with a carbon tariff. Such a response could not happen unless the world compromised on an imperfect climate agreement in Paris.
Bill Scher

Fire Ants Killed the TPP

Thousands of civil society groups coalesced to combat the TPP. The battle engaged slowly with objections to the secret negotiations. Protests grew exponentially. It was the concerted action of many, like the fire ant, that killed the TPP.
Leo Gerard

Why We Need to Worry about Wilbur

America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.

Taking on Trump: Lessons from the Reagan Years

How do Democrats respond to Donald Trump? With his first appointments, Trump has doubled down on the extremes. Democrats might learn from the 1980s, when they won many battles against Reagan, but lost the war.
Robert Borosage

Cleaning the Corporate Dirt from the GOP Budget

Right-wingers are also using the appropriations process to try to sneak ideological attacks past the American people, such as blocking access to contraception, exclude non-citizens from the Census and let landlords discriminate on race.

What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump

In this new era under a Trump regime, student protests are telling us something is very wrong. They're telling us it's time for bold stands, not wait-and-see equivocations, in the face of rising hatred. We should listen to them.
Jeff Bryant

This Doesn’t Sound Like Our Voice

Donald Trump said he'd speak for the people, but in the days since he's become president-elect, it’s billionaires and bigots who are getting heard. Now it's time for us to use our voice and stand up for each other.

Finally, A Chance to Remake the Democratic Party

For the first time in a quarter-century, we’re about to see a vacuum of political and intellectual leadership in the Democratic Party. The party will have to remake itself. The question is, as what?
Richard Eskow

How We Can Fight Trump

In the wake of Trump’s victory, the traditional rituals were observed. Hillary Clinton gave a graceful concession speech; President Obama and Trump called for Americans to come together. The only true response was in the streets.
Robert Borosage

Don’t Underestimate The Damage Stephen Bannon Can Do

Steve Bannon is racist, misogynist and whip smart. With the authority of the Federal government, Bannon will be able to carry out witch hunts against perceived political enemies and to empower the most hateful elements in society.
Miles Mogulescu

Welcome to Swamp Trump. Please Don’t Feed the Gators.

When one of the President-elect's appointments gets positive responses from the KKK and the Nazis, it's hard to focus on his other hires. But it’s important. If "personnel is policy," as Sen. Warren says, then Trump’s policy is plunder.
Richard Eskow

12 Notes From a Political Autopsy

What killed the Democrats' chances? People are still sifting through the data, but here are twelve notes from the ongoing political autopsy.
Richard Eskow

Resist! Reorganize! Revitalize!

Donald Trump is the legally elected president-elect. But he needs to be resisted from day one with all the tools of an aroused democratic citizenry. He is not entitled to a honeymoon.
Miles Mogulescu

Is TPP Really Dead?

The head of the Senate says he won't bring it up for a vote, but House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn't said a thing. And, of course, Wall Street and the giant multinational corporations want TPP and they want it bad.

The Road Ahead for Social Justice After Election 2017

For those of us committed to social justice and opportunity for all, we may be entering one of the most challenging eras of our lives. But I am confident that, as a community, we will rise to the occasion.
Alan Jenkins

Five Reasons For Liberals To Have Hope

If Trump manages to drag down the entire Republican Party with him over the next four years, Democrats might be able to snag the biggest political prize of all in the 2020 elections.
Bill Scher

Education Victories Democrats Can Rally Around

Democrats are having a hard time finding any bright spots in Tuesday's defeat. But communities that voted against the private takeover of their public schools showed progressive Democrats how to take back control of their party.
Jeff Bryant

Why Trump Won

Obama’s coalition will continue to grow in number. But Democrats better learn how to sing from Bernie Sanders' gospel to have any hope of becoming a majority party again.
Robert Borosage

The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

In the late 70s the country was told that "protectionism" is bad for the economy and was sold "free trade" as a way to bring prosperity and jobs. "Laid-off workers would be "freed up" to get better jobs. Well, they never got better jobs

Female Vets at Highest Risk for Homelessness

Despite Donald Trump's constant harping on how bad our veterans are treated, we do pretty well overall. Homelessness is a glaring exception. Although declining slightly in the past two years, it’s way too high, especially for female vets.

Donald Trump’s Victory is Not the Last Word

The economic and human crisis of what is happening across America is real. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. The work in front of us is mammoth – and we are committed.
LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl

The Coming Republican Reckoning

If the the Republican rank-and-file can break with Trump, and Trumpism, Republican leaders will be more able to reposition and compete in 21st century America. But that is the most likely scenario.
Bill Scher
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