Cafe : Opinion

Why Democrats Should Not Settle For A Slimmed Down For The People Act
The beauty of the For The People Act is that it’s defense of democracy goes further than voting rights.
We Are All Propagandists Now
Hurricane Rita September 24, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As Coastal Flooding Worsens, Some Cities Are Retreating From The Water
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 7: Revelers celebrate Joe Biden becoming the 46th president of the United States on Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th Street, NW, after news outlets declared victory for Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Progressive Patriotism For July 4
Throughout our history, many American radicals and progressive reformers have proudly asserted their patriotism.
Biden’s New OPM Director May Be Among His Most Critical Appointees. Here’s Why.
OPM’s new director will be a critical player in delivering on Biden’s agenda and she should bring at least as much energy and creativity to the task of rebuilding the federal workforce as her predecessors did to their mission of destroying it.
What A Profane Cheerleader’s Case Could Mean For Jan. 6 Insurrectionists
If insurrectionists were trying to weasel out of jail time using the First Amendment, this new ruling suggests they should tap the brakes.
On Voting Rights Republicans Have Told Us Who They Are. We Should Believe Them
The choice for senators and all Americans is simple: we protect our democracy for everyone, or let Republicans dismantle it for everyone but their own voters.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch as President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day Gorsuch, 49, was sworn in as the 113th Associate Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court.
Fossil fuel stocks haven’t kept up with the market in recent years. (Anton Petrus/Getty Images)
How The Roberts Court Laid The Groundwork For 2021’s All-Out Assault On Voting Rights
Remembering Mudcat Grant, Baseball Rebel Against Racism
We Can’t Build Back Better Without Black Workers 
It’s time to focus on the Black unemployment rate to ensure that we keep public investment going until all workers are doing well -- not just the ones who always have. 
How Matt Gaetz’s Legal Problems Could Lead to Campaign Finance Violations
Politicians are not allowed to use campaign funds to pay for personal criminal defense.
Markup Of For The People Act Revealed Depth Of GOP’s Adherence To Disinfo
The Senate panel markup of S.1 included fiery speeches and intense disagreements, giving us an accurate picture of the long and hard fight ahead.
Want To Restore Balance To The Supreme Court? Expand It.
As court expansion becomes more mainstream, it’s becoming clearer that it’s the only way to restore balance to the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:  Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) looks on as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delivers the annual financial stability report to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mnuchin said the Treasury can extend the government's debt limit suspension period into February before it exhausts its borrowing ability.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
The Rules Dems Could Change To Keep The Tom Cottons Of The Senate From Delaying Biden Noms’ Confirmations
For now, it’s just one Senator threatening to hold up a small number of nominees, but if his tactic is successful at hamstringing their partisan rival, it’s only a matter of time before other Republicans follow Tom Cotton’s lead.
The Quietly Transformational Biden Presidency
SCOTUS Taking Up 2nd Amendment Case Could Mean Cuts To Broad Swaths Of Gun Regulation
The fact that the Court may soon strike down a regulation on the public carry of weapons will have deep political significance.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a debate with Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb/The Kentucky Kernel via AP, Pool)
Sen Republicans’ Special Interest-Fueled Obstruction Delayed The Inevitable
Despite their best efforts, Senate Republicans’ attempts to sink or damage Biden’s nominees ultimately failed because the American people saw through them.
Baseball Has Always Been Political
Baseball is a business and, like any business, it engages in politics to protect its profits and power, often to the detriment of its employees and consumers.
Into The Factory: Liberals Should Revisit Lessons Learned From Workers’ Aspirations In The 1960s 
The Students for a Democratic Society learned lessons about the priorities of the working class that summer that the modern-day Democratic Party should consider revisiting -- especially after President Biden made little headway with those voters in 2020.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) walks through the Senate subway before the start of the fourth day in the Senates second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 55-45 in favor of calling witnesses in the trial to decide on if Trump should or should not be held responsible for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Raphael Warnock
Georgia’s Unique And Bloody History With Voter Disenfranchisement
This is not the first time Georgia has disenfranchised Black voters following a Black person's electoral success.
Democrats Should Ignore Calls For A Skinnier For The People Act
There’s no reason to believe a smaller, less effective bill would stand any better shot at gaining any Republican votes.
Dems Are Running Out Of Time To Quickly Strip Damaging Trump Rules From The Books. Here’s What They Can Do This Week
Lawmakers who wish to make use of the CRA to strike Trump’s rules have until April 4 to introduce their resolutions of disapproval, after which point they’ll have five to seven weeks more in which to consider and vote on them.
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: