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Video: Stacey Abrams | 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

Stacey Abrams’s 2018 campaign for governor of Georgia turned more voters than any Democrat in Georgia history, including former President Barack Obama, and invested in critical infrastructure to build progress in the state.

February 5, 2021 · 4 Comments

A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.

The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jake Johnson: Co-Conspirators in Sedition

Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results.

January 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol

The siege of the Capitol came after an inflammatory speech by the president and as over 100 Republicans in Congress were in the process of contesting the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

January 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Saying Goodbye to the Con-Man-in-Chief

De-mining America After The Donald

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: The Chicks | March March

“If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.”

December 26, 2020 · 4 Comments

David Adès: Tomorrow

the day ticks inexorably by with its seepage of light, and I note the stirring in the air
as neither warning nor blessing

December 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Old Year in my Hand

I am beginning to believe democracy survived a profound crisis, and is about to show that a flimsy idea proved itself as durable as the trunk of an ancient maple tree.

December 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Citing ‘Historic Abuse’ of Judicial Process, Over 1,500 Attorneys Call for Sanction of Trump Campaign’s Legal Team

“Giuliani and certain Trump campaign lawyers have either been lying to the public or believe frivolous and unfounded claims, calling into question their fitness to practice law.”
—Cheryl Niro, LDAD

December 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Testament of Winter

The wind last night was fierce and numbingly cold. It moved like a carving knife through the remaining remnants of summer, easing away the reluctant last memories we have of the warm and sunny past.

November 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Tracey L. Rogers: Black Voters Saved Our Democracy

Black voters waited in 10-hour lines to show up for Joe Biden. Now Biden needs to return the favor.

November 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

Sharon Austin: A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color

Women will be at least 27% of the House and 24% of the Senate. Women make up 50.52% of the U.S. population.

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: State of Chaos

Do I sound extreme? I damn well hope so. We’re in a gridlocked, post-election moment of previously unimaginable extremity in an increasingly over-armed, ever more divided country…

November 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

Video: What if a presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

Lawyer and political commentator, Van Jones exposes shocking legal loopholes that could enable a candidate to grab power even if they lose both the popular vote and the electoral college — and shares what ordinary citizens can do if there’s no peaceful transfer of power.

November 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

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