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Why I'm Disappointed, But Not Distraught, By The DNC Election

James Zogby | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
James Zogby

Like many other progressives, I was disappointed that Congressman Keith Ellison lost the election to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Comm...

The Progressive Movement At A Crossroads: An Open Letter To Bernie Sanders

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Dear Senator Bernie Sanders, Prior to 2015, I was an Independent voter who had voted Democrat in every presidential election I had been old enough to ...

The TPP is dead: Time to transform the food system

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Donald Trump just killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States was to be the largest partner in a treaty that attempted to bring 40% ...

The False Debate About The Future Of The Democratic Party: Time To End Either/Or Politics

Mike Lux | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Mike Lux

Debate framing, bad definitions, and false questions are popular in Washington, DC.

Reflections On The Trump Election: The Democratic Brand is Broken - Part 1

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

As a sometime Democratic activist I've lived through three bitter Presidential defeats. The first two I was able to explain as a series of assorted candidate missteps and systemic factors, like corporate money or voter suppression. This time, my efforts to comprehend Trump's win have crystallized in a very different way.

Marching Towards Justice: Why Participating In Our Democracy Matters

Keith Mestrich | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

We must turn the momentum of this vital march into a movement that protects and values the lives of all women across the country.

Non-profits In A Trump Era: Strengthening Institutional Resiliency

Anika Rahman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Anika Rahman

Very soon forward-thinking non-profits will be extremely busy dealing with political opposition on several fronts.


Martin Lobel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Martin Lobel is Chairman of the Board of Tax Analysts, but the opinions expressed here are his and are not necessarily those of Tax Analysts Believe ...

Activist Gifting -- Last-Minute Ideas For The Progressives On Your List

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall This year, my thirty-something kids aren't all that interested in getting the usual shirts, sweaters and jewelry that I l...

How To Rise Up Stronger Than Before After This Year's Election

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

More than a month after the election result that felt like sticking your finger into an electric socket and leaving it there for weeks, the calm is setting in. With the calm comes resolve.

What Do Republicans Fear?

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Jeff Kreisler

What do Republicans fear? Muslims? Political correctness? Taxes slightly higher than zero? Having to adapt and compete with everyone, not a select f...

Darkest Before The Dawn

Mike Lux | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

This darkest-before-the-dawn pattern is a recurrent theme in American history, as some of our worst periods in history have directly preceded some of our biggest progressive change moments.

How To Survive The Pre-Trump Holidays: DO's And DON'T's For The Next 43 Days

Manjusha P. Kulkarni | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Manjusha P. Kulkarni

One month ago, Donald J. Trump won 80,000 more votes in a few states that gave him the needed margin for a likely Electoral College victory. Unless s...

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Gap Between Promise And Performance

David Coates | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
David Coates

My own first sense is that -- from all that we have seen over the last eight years, and particularly now that we know what is to follow -- we are going to miss this president, and miss him badly.

What Now? A Reading List for Reformers and Radicals in the Battle Against Trumpism

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Lots of activists around the country, young and old, reformers and radicals, are trying to figure out not only how to fight Trump and Trumpism but al...

Democratic Party Leaders Have No One To Blame But Themselves

Alev Dudek | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Instead of taking the time to reflect and admit just how low the Party must have sunk for this scenario to happen, supporters and leaders were quick to point fingers at anyone else, but themselves.

Thanksgiving in the Shadow of Trump: Don't Let him Ruin Your Holiday

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Don't Let Trump Ruin Your Thanksgiving By Rabbi Michael Lerner Don't let the latest outrageous appointment to his Administration of racists and antiS...

Trump: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Now What?

Edward Yaeger | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Edward Yaeger

Even Trump, himself, I believe, was stunned when he heard the news that he had become president-elect.

"Chin Up and Fight Back America, We've Been There" -The World plus John Oliver

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Atif Choudhury

My mom once shared with my sister and me a harrowing experience she endured right after Trump clinched the GOP nomination. She was in the waiting room...

Progressives, Unite.

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Amol Mehra

With unity, we will have a fighting chance against the powers of injustice and intolerance, and to protect the institutions that give us the tools and leverage to defend our rights. Without it, we will see the evisceration of all that we have been working to build.

Sessions is the Most Glaring Proof of the Folly of Shunning Clinton

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The prospect of Sessions as the next Attorney General is an absolute worst nightmare. However, there were ample warning signs.

Don't Move to Canada - Stay and Fight the Good Fight

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Shermin Kruse

I've reflected all day on what to say, and this is it. First, we should forget about moving to Canada or Sweden (even those of us who hold a passpor...

It Was The Worst Of Times, It Was The Best Of Times, It Was A Time For Resistance

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

It was a day of despair, it was a day of anger. It was a day of tragedy, it was a day of devotion. It was a day of remembrance, it was a day of resi...

Combatting Trumpenstein

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have created a monster and on November 8th he was unleashed on the entire nation. What are progressives going to do about this?

Trump's Presidency Will Ring In The Next Progressive Era

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Over the last two years I have often said to colleagues that the quickest way to a new progressive moment is probably also the most painful, by being forced to fight rightwing control of our government.