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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.
Red State Opposition To Climate Action May Not Remain Entrenched Forever
Data shows that many Red states will be hit the hardest economically by climate change, suggesting those regions could shift their attitude on climate action sooner than we think.
Climate Denialists Aren’t The Only Voice In The GOP — They’re Just The Loudest
Research shows that many Republican voters do support policies to curb climate change. Now we must convince GOP legislators to listen to those voices.
The World Should Ignore Trump On Climate. Will It?
President Trump's commitment to undoing Obama's climate legacy is making it harder for the rest of the world to take action.
Catastrophic Storms Like Dorian Are Becoming More Likely Thanks To Climate Change
The science is in — climate change has ushered in stronger storms that wreak unprecedented devastation, showing why we need to act now.
The Outlook For Fair Maps In 2021 Is Better Than You Think
Thanks to determined activism in key states, the next round of redistricting is shaping up to be a lot fairer than the last one.
How The Student Finance Complex Took Over Middle Class Life
Middle-class families must now make their way through a thicket of financial policies and programs that link government, banks, and universities together.
Lawmakers Must Empower Unions To Combat Growing Inequality In US
Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by attacks on unions.
How Algorithms Amplify Our Own Biases And Shape What We See Online
Though some may claim otherwise, algorithms alone don’t control what we see.
How The Labor Movement’s Decline Could Be Reversed
Today's political realities have stacked the deck against American workers.
No Knight On A White Horse
House Democrats have spent the last two years waiting for someone else to solve the Trump conundrum. It is now up to them, and to them alone.
Meet The Naked Billionaires
Why men like Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein lie about their wealth, and why the New York City business media lets them.
Trump, AOC, And Jerome Powell All Agree — The Fed Got Employment Wrong
Sometimes, on the economy, Trump is right, albeit for the wrong reasons.
The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Partisan Gerrymandering. Now What?
Despite the court’s antidemocratic ruling, there’s still a way forward.
When You Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Your Pet Rabbit’s Trip, You’re Doing It Wrong
Or: What Trump could learn from Eggburt the Bunny.
The GOP Doesn’t Actually Care If You Call Them ‘Concentration Camps’
This bad faith criticism isn’t based on a great deal of care for the feelings of Jews or a deep understanding of the Holocaust.
How Republicans Stopped Worrying About The Right To Vote
The GOP launched a four-pronged plan in 2008 to undercut the American tenet of “one person, one vote.” We're now entering the final phase.
How New Tools For Faking Audio And Video Could Impact The 2020 Elections
Seven scenarios — from faked scandalous audio to voter intimidation to imagined journalistic corruption — show the sorts of misinformation that could be coming.
What North Carolina’s Unfair Political Maps Have To Do With Hurricanes
In states prone to natural disasters, a census undercount will have disastrous consequences.