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Going Native: My Longing to Migrate Home

Going Native: My Longing to Migrate Home

I grew up with deep roots of racial self-hate. I wished I could fit in better with the dominant society. I wished to God I was not an American Indian.
Jared, Boy-Peacemaker!

Jared, Boy-Peacemaker!

The ceremonial opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem seemed to be the diplomatic equivalent of peeing on the bed where Obama once slept.
Oh, the Humanities!  Wisconsinites Fight Efforts to Kill Off University Majors

Oh, the Humanities! Wisconsinites Fight Efforts to Kill Off University Majors

Just how far can the politics of resentment go in dismantling public education?
Minneapolis Raised the Minimum Wage, Now They Just Have to Get Employers to Pay It

Minneapolis Raised the Minimum Wage, Now They Just Have to Get Employers to Pay It

Twin cities workers are getting shorted on their paychecks—but that’s not the worst of it.
Trump Drug-Cost ‘Blueprint’ May End Up Costing Lives

Trump Drug-Cost ‘Blueprint’ May End Up Costing Lives

The President’s plan leaves more Americans getting sick and more dying too young. He’s letting drug-makers get away with murder.
The Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off Forty Days of Civil Disobedience

The Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off Forty Days of Civil Disobedience

Demonstrators rallied with speeches by Reverend William Barber II and Linda Sarsour before going head to head with Capitol police.
Toys 'R' Us and the Death of Retail

Toys 'R' Us and the Death of Retail

In a matter of weeks, more than 30,000 Toys 'R' Us employees will be out of work with no severance.
Legal Immigrants Face Loss of Protection

Legal Immigrants Face Loss of Protection

Trump has revoked temporary protection for more than 300,000 immigrants and refugees, and now people are at risk of losing their jobs, families, and lives in the U.S.
Dems in Some States Face Steep Fees for Voter Data

Dems in Some States Face Steep Fees for Voter Data

Progressive candidates launching campaigns funded by small donors are taking the biggest hits.
Five Questions For: Counter-Protesters Arrested at a Neo-Nazi Rally

Five Questions For: Counter-Protesters Arrested at a Neo-Nazi Rally

“Unfortunately, it’s not at all unexpected that police side with white supremacists.”
Minnesota’s Governor Pushes a Radical Idea: Give Schools More Money

Minnesota’s Governor Pushes a Radical Idea: Give Schools More Money

Amidst a wave of teacher strikes and union-government showdowns, Minnesota’s progressive leader tries a different tack.
What Israel Fears Most

What Israel Fears Most

On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba—commemorating when 750,000 Palestinian Arabs were expelled from their homes in 1948—it’s time to put to rest the tired canard that the greatest obstacle to peace
World Gets a Two-Minute Warning on the Risk of Nuclear War

World Gets a Two-Minute Warning on the Risk of Nuclear War

After years of dormancy, there have been surprising stirrings in the nuclear disarmament field.
California Leads the Fight Against Trump

California Leads the Fight Against Trump

For decades, California has focused on standing up for values that will make life better and safer for every American, and its actions will hopefully send ripples nationwide.
Nicaraguan Protests Are Genuine. The Cause Depends on Who You Ask

Nicaraguan Protests Are Genuine. The Cause Depends on Who You Ask

I learned that the protests are not connected to established political parties, and that the trigger was far more than social security cuts.
Time to Divest from Wall Street

Time to Divest from Wall Street

Wall Street and the corporate stock and bond market are a Robin Hood in reverse.
Blowing Up the Iran Deal with Buster!

Blowing Up the Iran Deal with Buster!

Astonishing lies . . . and we have to bomb, bomb, bomb.
Changing the Stories of Police Shooting with the Justice Teams Network

Changing the Stories of Police Shooting with the Justice Teams Network

The network trains people to take charge of the narratives around police shootings, and to help communities heal. Cat Brooks describes how it's done.
Trump’s Dangerous Abrogation of the Iran Deal

Trump’s Dangerous Abrogation of the Iran Deal

Trump and his Republican backers have long opposed efforts to ease tensions between the United States and Iran—especially any effort that might undermine excuses for going to war against that oil-rich