Will the Foreign-Policy Elite Learn From Trump?

Is Donald Trump an aberration in our history, whose removal will allow a return to normalcy? Or is he a wake-up call, one that demands a fundamental reworking? Opposing Trump is cheap grace. The real question is what our establishment will learn from his rise.
Robert Borosage
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Treasonous! Impeach! Time’s Up!

As former CIA Director John Brennan just stated, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short […]
Miles Mogulescu
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How Tariffs Play In To Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda

In early March, President Trump announced steel tariffs as part of a protectionist, anti-China economic strategy. Since then, he’s put tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese products, and threatens to […]
Tobita Chow
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After an ‘Educator Spring,’ Teachers Storm Elections

For Progressives, the stunning upset victory by first-time congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over a prominent incumbent candidate in New York seems to be a sign that a wave of change […]
Jeff Bryant
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Billionaire Wolves in Workers’ Clothing

Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner, the Republican Governor of Illinois, just couldn’t wait to tell his state’s workers the U.S. Supreme Court had given them what he considered a gift. Within hours […]
Leo Gerard
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I Stand With Migrants, So Should You

Jeremiah Jaynes, a leader with Down Home North Carolina, a People’s Action affiliate, delivered these comments before fifty thousand people at the #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Washington, DC on June 30, […]
Jeremiah Jaynes
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Protests Nationwide Demand End to Family Separations

Tens of thousands of protesters converged in Washington, DC on Saturday to demand an end to the separation and detention of migrant families. The action capped a week of protests […]
Tim Wilkins
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Charter School Chain Wants Profits From Detained Children

Separating refugee and immigrant children from their parents at the border isn’t just a cruel injustice to the families affected; it’s also good business, and the latest enterprise wanting in […]
Jeff Bryant
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How to Cover a Revolution

“RED ALERT,” read the New York Post’s headline after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over high-ranking Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley. They competed in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, […]
Richard Eskow
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Go Bold, Ben: A Progressive Earthquake Shakes Maryland

Last night, a Progressive earthquake shook Maryland’s establishment politics to their core. Ben Jealous’s primary victory puts Maryland within striking distance of the progressive governor we deserve and need. His […]
Larry Stafford
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For Immigrant Children, Empathy Is Not Enough

There’s no “civil” way to say it: The Trump administration is torturing immigrant children. A liberal television personality wept openly for these children a few days ago, and I’m glad […]
Richard Eskow
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Supreme Court’s Janus Ruling Will Hurt Children

If the Supreme Court rules against workers in Janus vs. AFSCME, it will hurt children at a time when it’s become shamefully commonplace for our government to abuse those of […]
Jeff Bryant
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Imagining a Safe Haven for Our Children

Arrive on the scene. Shoot. Bang. Dead child. Gone forever. Mother crying. Blood pressure, spiked. Doom, imminent. Siblings, distraught. Funeral. This predictable chain of events is what seems to happen […]
Jacqueline Bediako
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How I Met Detained Minors on My Flight to McAllen

I first saw them sitting as a group in Terminal B at Dallas International Airport. Clean-cut young teens in matching sweatsuits – must be a volleyball team from a private […]
Tim Wilkins
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How We Can Transform Our Communities Now

“What qualifies you to run for office?” That’s a question I get a lot as I meet voters in my campaign for Montgomery County Council’s at-large seat. To me, it […]
Brandy Brooks
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Children Say NO! to Family Separations by ICE

Every child understands the pain losing one’s loved ones – even for a moment – can cause. So children have plenty to say about the U.S. government’s separation of thousands […]
Tim Wilkins
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Where’s that $4,000 Raise the GOP Promised Workers?

When Republicans in Congress passed a big, fat tax break bill in December, they insisted it meant American workers would be singing “Happy Days Are Here Again” all the way […]
Leo Gerard
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We The People: Watch Live

People’s Action joins Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and many others in Washington, DC at 8:30-12 on June 13th for ‘We The People,’ a gathering of […]
Tim Wilkins
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All MPA-Endorsed Candidates Win or Lead in Maine Primary

The Maine People’s Alliance endorsed five progressive women in contested legislative primaries and Rep. Jared Golden in the Second District congressional race. According to initial results from the Associated Press, all of these candidates have won […]
Mike Tipping
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Wisconsin Progressives Score Special Election Upset Victory

 Wisconsin progressives won an important state legislative special election last night in Senate District 1, with the victory of Democrat Caleb Frostman. Frostman was endorsed by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, […]
Matt Brusky
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Our Liberty Is Bound Together

Robert Suarez delivers these remarks on behalf of the  VOCAL-NY Action Fund at We The People, a forum of over a thousand activists from across the country with elected officials […]
Robert Suarez
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The Fight for Real Solutions In San Francisco

To outsiders, San Francisco may look like a glittering city on a hill: ethnically diverse, with tech dollars to fuel vibrant culture and progressive policies.
Emily Lee
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Voting For Justice In Las Vegas

My name is Tiara Moore. I’m a mother of five, and a voter. I’m also a felon. But that’s not going to stop me from using my vote to help others get what I never got – a second chance.
Tiara Moore
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Is the State Takeover of Jackson Schools a Step Forward or Back?

America’s ongoing saga to “reform” public schools is filled with stories of state officials taking over “underperforming” school districts. Recent presidential administrations, including Obama’s, have approved of such takeovers even […]
Jeff Bryant
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