Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: progressives

How women of color in Congress are pushing a grassroots agenda

Despite roadblocks, "the Squad” has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.

Who’s afraid of Nina Turner?

What’s at stake in the special election is whether progressives will gain a dynamic champion in the House of Representatives.

What should progressives be insisting on?

This is going to be a list, borrowed from other lists...

Warning against ‘Exxon infrastructure deal,’ progressives say jobs package must center...

“Enough negotiating with Republicans pushing environmental injustice. We should be the ones the Biden administration prioritizes at the table.”

‘No reconciliation bill, no deal’: Sanders says progressive package must come...

"No reconciliation bill, no deal. We need transformative change NOW."

‘Manchin must wake up’ or face up: Progressives demand floor debate...

“79% of West Virginia voters support the For the People Act,” said Common Cause. “Why doesn’t Sen. Joe Manchin?”

‘$2 trillion was already the compromise’: Progressive revolt brews over Biden’s...

“The president can’t expect us to vote for an infrastructure deal dictated by the Republican Party,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Congresswoman Jayapal misses the mark by saying Biden deserves an ‘A’...

To effectively confront the enormous problems facing our country and world, progressives need to soberly assess everything—good, bad and mixed.

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum...

The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.

Will Trump’s mania to slice and dice the right help or...

Whatever the Georgia results, progressives still need more non-stop, grassroots consciousness-raising and many more elected lawmakers everywhere.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.