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Robert Reich: Why I’m Betting on Millennials, This November 6th

In my thirty-five years of teaching college students, I’ve not encountered a generation as dedicated to making the nation better as this one. Millennials (and their younger siblings, generation Z’s) … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Arnold R. Isaacs: Learning the Power of Lies

Facts vs. Falsehoods in the Age of Trump It’s easy — and not wrong — to think that truth is in dire danger in the era of Donald Trump. His … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nancy Altman: This Labor Day, Gear Up to Stop Trump and GOP War on Workers

The ballot box looms for unpopular politicians. Labor Day is traditionally a time to honor workers and their invaluable contributions. But this year, it’s also a time to recognize the … Continue reading

September 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Norden: Mueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Election Systems Could Get Worse

With the 2018 midterms looming, we need to prepare for an even more damaging attack. . . Much of the analysis following special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: What Must We Do Now?

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Dangerous

“I think your conclusion is very dangerous,” he chided. I’ve never been accused of dangerous thinking before. Obsessive, maybe, but never dangerous. Especially by someone I respect as much as … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 7 Comments

Linda Kramer Jenning: Stacey Abrams Wants You to Upend the Status Quo, Too

The first Black woman candidate for governor of Georgia overcame obstacles at every turn, and laid out the road map for others to follow. Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sarah van Gelder: I Was Wrong About the Rural–Urban Divide

Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people. I thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Borosage: Can Democrats Catch a Wave in 2018?

Democrats won’t build an enduring majority for the profound reforms we need without a clear explanation of why we are in the mess we are in, who did it to … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: I’m Done — A Declaration

Last week, a friend encouraged me to be patient with Trump supporters, to continue to dialogue with them. But how do we dialogue with people who view dialogue itself as … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: How Russia Hacked America — And Why It Will Happen Again

. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russian hackers attacked the U.S. on two fronts: the psychological and the technical. Hackers used classic propaganda techniques to influence American voters, bought thousands … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Isaiah J. Poole: A Newly Elected Democratic Socialist On How to Win in Trump Country

“I’d like to think of myself as ordinary,” says Ross Grooters as he describes his life in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, an eastern suburb of Des Moines. But then he corrects … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kaili Joy Gray: Russia is poised to steal 2018 election — and Trump is rewarding their attack

Donald Trump asked Russians to hack our election, and they did — in 39 states. When Donald Trump asked Russia to hack our presidential election, Russia was listening. A new and devastating … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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