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Politics

The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There’s Not Another Stimulus
With time running out and Republicans balking at more Covid relief, U.S. workers are facing a future of financial misery.
Jeff Schuhrke
The Climate Movement's Difficult Fight Ahead If Trump Wins
Another term for Trump means an uphill battle for climate activism. But it's a fight we can't afford to lose.
Mattias Lehman
How to Win a Green New Deal Under Biden
With effective organizing and consistent pressure, young climate activists proved that Biden can be pushed to adopt more progressive policies.
Nikayla Jefferson
The Case for Wearing a Mask and Voting In Person
In battleground states, vote by mail could contribute to Trump's "red mirage" lead on election night.
Steven Hill
Nobody Seems to Grasp How Screwed We Are
A nation on the precipice hears absurd normality from the candidates who are supposed to save us.
Hamilton Nolan
How Do You Flip Rural Trump Voters? Talk to Them.
In 2016, establishment Democrats all but ignored rural communities. Groups like People's Action are changing that, one conversation at a time.
George Goehl
Why the Federal Reserve Should Grant Zero-Interest Loans to Local and State Governments
Our states and cities are facing devastating cuts due to the pandemic. To prevent that, let’s cancel Wall Street.
Saqib Bhatti
Progressive Groups Are Preparing to Thwart a Possible Trump-Led Coup. Here's How.
Sometimes democracy needs to be defended in the streets. These grassroots organizations are getting ready.
Maurizio Guerrero
It Is Good When Leaders Experience the Consequences of Their Own Decisions
Trump's Covid diagnosis could help lead to better government through karma.
Hamilton Nolan
Bad America
Our debate recap: A nation decides whether it's time for the final act.
Hamilton Nolan
Sorry Joe, Countries Don't Have Souls
Joe Biden has framed the election as a battle for “America’s soul.” But what we need are politicians who will fight for the material needs of the people.
Joel Bleifuss
Want to Help Block Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee? Voting Alone Isn’t Enough.
Avoiding conservative dominion over the Supreme Court will require a mass movement of people in the streets as well as an electoral rebuke of Trump.
Michael Arria
Who Is Going to Stop Him?
If you don't think that Trump will steal this election, please explain why not.
Hamilton Nolan
The Confederacy Won't Die Until Florida Does
Election year in the epicenter of lost causes.
Hamilton Nolan
How to Negotiate With People Who Don’t Care If You Die
To win another stimulus bill, the Democrats need to embrace chaos.
Hamilton Nolan
Police and Affordable Housing Collide in Charleston
The South's most picturesque city reckons with race and gentrification.
Patsy Newitt
Tenants Just Won a Nationwide Eviction Ban. They're Still Fighting to Cancel Rent.
President Trump's surprise eviction moratorium is an election hail-mary. But to stave off a disastrous housing crisis, organizers say Democrats—including Joe Biden—must embrace bolder measures.
Rebecca Burns
In California, a “Labor Slate” Aims to Redefine the Relationship Between Unions and Politics
From union jobs to Medicare for All, this new pro-worker slate is pushing a progressive platform—and could become a model for how organized labor approaches elections.
Hamilton Nolan
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