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Billionaires Are An Existential Threat to Democracy
Billionaire candidates have become a feature of this year’s Democratic presidential contest. But should they exist at all?
The Green New Deal Is Not The Least Bit Radical
Framing the Green New Deal as a radical scheme to remake the U.S. economy is becoming ridiculous.
The Democratic Party Talks About Race By Not Talking About Race
All of the candidates should be held accountable and all need to be asked meaningful questions regarding the individuals of color they have (or have not) represented or have supervised.
There’s No Resurgence In American Manufacturing. It’s A Myth.
Trump is touting a “blue-collar” boom. But U.S. manufacturing is in a recession.
Mainers Care About Collins’ Impeachment Vote. But Her Reelection Is About More Than That
Maine has a long history of, and appreciation for, independent legislators.
‘Monday Is Going To Be A Bad Day’: Rosenstein Gave Sessions A Heads Up On 2018 Cohen Raid
An in-depth look at the events leading up to the FBI's pre-dawn raid on Michael Cohen's hotel, office and apartment in spring 2018.
Satire In The US Has A Trump Problem
But satirists in less democratic countries have a few ideas that the U.S. might find valuable.
The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point
The 2010s saw American Democracy tested in unprecedented ways.
Why Media Executives Keep Failing
Journalism needs journalists running the operations or nothing will change.
Why Changing The Way We See The Civil War Will Help Us Preserve Our Country
We should view the Civil War as a second American revolution — with that perspective, we'll be able to realize the reforms necessary to preserve our rights.
Who Runs The Department Of Homeland Security? Thanks To The Trump Administration, It’s Unclear.
The Trump administration has used legally questionable loopholes to appoint acting leaders of DHS, skirting the Senate nomination process at an unprecedented level.
Why The Koreas Won’t Achieve Peace As Long As Kim Jong Un Is In Power
The North Korean leader is more worldly than his father and has indicated he wants to modernize his country, but Kim Jong Un is ultimately a dictator unwilling to jeopardize his family dynasty.
The Impeachable Offense That Democrats Should Stop Ignoring
A constitutional violation worthy of an impeachment probe has been sitting under Democrats’ noses since Trump took office — his efforts to undermine Obamacare.
Voting Rights Must Be A Priority In 2020 Race
Reformers have made strides at the state level, but to reverse voter suppression tactics employed by Republicans nationwide, Democrats must enact federal reform if they win office.
How We Ended Up With The Myth Of The Evil Labor Union
Much of antipathy toward labor unions in the U.S. can be traced to an economic myth: the "wage-price spiral."
We Need A Truth-In-Advertising Commission — For Voters
False and misleading information threatens the integrity of our elections. We must get serious about stopping it.
How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities
The IRS should take action to revoke nonprofit status from the hate groups that use the designation to avoid paying taxes.
Politics In America Has Changed And We Need A New Way To Talk About It
It's time to rethink how we view the U.S. political spectrum.
If Trump Is Impeached, Pence Should Go Too
Pence has distanced himself from Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign, but it seems quite likely that the Vice President was involved in the effort.
This Court Case Could Bring Chaos To The Electoral College
A federal court recently ruled that electors can vote for whoever they please, as opposed to the candidate chosen by the state's voters.
This California Highway Boondoggle Shows Why We Need More Infrastructure Funding
Public-private partnerships are a poor replacement for robust federal investment in infrastructure.
Now That The Impeachment Probe Is Official, House Dems Must Ramp Up Other Oversight
House Democrats' oversight of President Trump has not been vigorous enough, and now is their opportunity to hold the entire administration accountable.
The FEC Is Paralyzed. It Couldn’t Come At A Worse Time.
The author is going before Congress in an attempt to unbreak the Federal Elections Commission.
We Studied Who’s Most Susceptible To Racial Dog Whistles. It’s Not Who You’d Expect.
New research on the impact of racial dog whistling on Americans offers more insight on Obama-Trump swing voters.
Climate Change Is Already Hurting Our National Parks
National parks are seeing faster rates of warming than the rest of the country, serving as a dire warning of climate change’s impacts.