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The Disease Of American Democracy

Robert Reich | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

No wonder Americans feel powerless. No surprise we're sick of politics, and many of us aren't even voting. But if we give up on politics, we're done for. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Mapping the Way Forward for the Student Support Movement

Dan Cardinali | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

When will it all pay off? I believe we'll begin to see some return on investment almost immediately. Public awareness, for instance, tends to grow geometrically rather than arithmetically, so we could see relatively quick gains in local and national support.

The Project Asking Women To Submit Some Very Personal Photos

Posted 10.11.2013 | Women

Many women struggle with body insecurities, and the Internet offers places for women to discuss how they feel about their hips, thighs, stretch marks,...

At the Table of Change

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Harry Boyte

Today, we face new and daunting challenges. Public opinion research shows that Americans are deeply worried about long term problems which neither government nor markets, by themselves, can solve.

When Was the Last Time You Thanked A Police Officer?

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Karen Salmansohn

Although police officers risk their life daily, being an officer is literally quite a thankless job. Not only are police officers often taken for granted, many people are highly vocal about their dislike for cops.

Weekends Are for Conference Calls -- Right?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Once a month, REF 'super activists' from around the U.S. get together and hear from leaders in health, policy and development.

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.