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Self-Determined Governance and Electoral Justice, with Jessica Byrd and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

In 2018 all eyes are on electoral politics. But what does that mean for social movements?   [ continue reading...]

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What Will 2018 Bring for Public Education? Our Fellows Weigh In

2017 was a rough year for public schools. But there is hope ahead.   [ continue reading...]

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It’s Dangerous to Forget about Mike Pence

The Vice President is just as scary as his unhinged colleague, and is arguably worse for the LGBTQ+ community.   [ continue reading...]

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Every Unhappy Family . . . a Review of Michael Haneke’s “Happy End”

Haneke’s not the first to target the haute bourgeoisie’s hollowness and cruel culpability, but in this season of squalid power, he may be the best.   [ continue reading...]

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New Yorkers Answer Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remarks with Day of Protest

De Blasio challenged Americans who support Trump’s immigration policies to consider their family history. “If these same standards were applied to y...   [ continue reading...]

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Everybody Loves Frank—When it's Convenient

Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a s...   [ continue reading...]

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The Long Road to Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“More and more,” MLK wrote in The Progressive, “I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people o...   [ continue reading...]

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Picturing a Struggle for Civil Rights: Black and White Photojournalists Covered a Common Cause

Eleven images from a new exhibit capture the role photojournalists played in giving Americans a window into the Civil Rights movement, and what it was up agains...   [ continue reading...]

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Erica Garner: A Life and Loss that Demands an Inclusive Progressive Agenda

Erica’s death occurs in the midst of a growing maternal mortality crisis that hits mothers of color particularly hard. The drivers of the crisis are compl...   [ continue reading...]

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Forty-One Hearts Are Still Beating in Guantanamo

It would take a very stable genius to close Guantanamo.   [ continue reading...]

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Sessions Reboots the Failed War on Drugs

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on reviving one of the worst policy failures in U.S. history, the “War on Drugs.” Party poopers.   [ continue reading...]

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Florida’s Education ‘Reforms’ Are a Warning Sign—Not a Model—for the Nation

Through a potent mix of policy and public shaming, state leaders, including Governor Rick Scott, may be starving the state’s public education system to de...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Tweets about Iran but Stays Silent on Honduras. Here’s Why.

Trump’s lack of condemnation of the situation in Honduras may lie in the fact that the Hernández government has become an important ally in the Uni...   [ continue reading...]

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Keeping the Poor Poor: How Government Automates Inequality

Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the po...   [ continue reading...]

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A Poverty Tour of the United States

In stories and statistics, Alston’s report presents a shocking portrait of mass unemployment, child poverty and homelessness in America—at this time...   [ continue reading...]

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Permanent Protections Not Temporary Status! A Conversation with Union VP Jaime Contreras

Trump has now revoked temporary protected status for immigrants from four countries, the latest being El Salvador. Union VP Jaime Contreras, explains what the p...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Fire and Fury’ Allegations Corroborated by Key Witness: Donald J. Trump

Much of the book’s key allegations, or at least the spirit of them, have been corroborated by none other Donald Trump himself.   [ continue reading...]

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America's Rural Schools Are Hurting and Wisconsin Shows Why

Wisconsin’s public schools used to be at the top of the class. How they fell so far and so fast is a cautionary tale for our country’s rural schools...   [ continue reading...]

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Foreign Correspondent: Trump’s Phony Support for Iran’s Popular Protests

December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't sto...   [ continue reading...]

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Listening to Folks “Down Home,” and Hearing Real Problems and Real Solutions

Brigid Flaherty moved home to rural North Carolina after the election of Donald Trump to put her years of organizing experience to work “down home.”   [ continue reading...]

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