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Three Days in August

Nadezda Azhgikhina

They remain in history as a heroic and inspired experience of civic awakening, the unexpected and joyous understanding that everyone's personal choice has meaning and the future of the country depends on that choice.

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Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won't Stop Terrorism

Lara Friedman

It also might amount to collective punishment, which is illegal. 

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Eric Foner: White Nationalists, Neo-Confederates, and Donald Trump

Jon Wiener

The historian and author explains how racism is part of the Trump family DNA.

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Democrats Can Win Rural Voters by Taking on Big Agriculture

David Dayen

Identifying the corporate power that holds back farm communities could revive Democratic fortunes. 

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Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?

Juan Cole

 Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.

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Fire the White Supremacists, Topple the Confederate Statues, Crack Down on the Violent Fascists

John Nichols

This is about more than Trump--this is about what America must do. Now.

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Wanna Save the Planet? Follow the Haida Nation's Example.

Mark Dowie

Indigenous peoples steward 80 percent of earth's biological diversity but need sovereignty to resist corporate plunder. The amazing triumph of the Haida shows how to get there.

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Not Rights but Justice: It's Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again

Natasha Lennard

The history of anti-fascism is not one of asking; it's one of direct confrontation.

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Amid Crisis in Brazil, the Evangelical Bloc Emerges as a Political Power

Omar G. EncarnaciĆ³n

In the world's largest Catholic country, a rival Christian movement could select Brazil's next president.

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Can Medicare for All Succeed?

Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein, Ida Hellander, Joshua Holland

Some readers took issue with Joshua Holland's recent article on the challenges of achieving universal health coverage through Medicare expansion.

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Does the 'Antifa' Movement Help or Hurt the Democratic Cause?
The resistance to the Trump Administration’s assault on civil and human rights includes the emergence of a controversial group known as ‘Antifa,’ whose participants have made it clear that they have no objection to using physical violence to challenge ...
Teixeira: How Vulnerable is Trump?
The following article by Ruy Teixeira, author of The Optimistic Leftist: Why the 21st Century Will Be Better Than You Think and other works, is cross-posted from his blog, “The Optimistic Leftist”: Some have argued that the emotional bond ...
Political Strategy Notes
Regarding Trump’s statements on the racist violence in Charlottesville, one of the better comments comes from Joanathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, quoted in Glenn Thrush’s New York Times article “Trump Condemns Racists, But Creates New Uproar.” Greenblatt ...
Creamer: Congress Should Curb Trump's Nuclear First Strike Capability
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, is cross-posted from HuffPo: Donald Trump actually threatened North Korea with a nuclear attack if their egomaniacal leader continued to "threaten" the ...
August 10: Where Trump Is Really Losing Support
As always, Ron Browntein slices and dices public opinion data in an especially useful way, as I was happy to share with readers at New York: It's generally conceded (though not by the president himself, who argues the size ...
Where Trump Is Really Losing Support
As always, Ron Browntein slices and dices public opinion data in an especially useful way, as I was happy to share with readers at New York: It's generally conceded (though not by the president himself, who argues the size ...
Political Strategy Notes
Netroots Nation’s annual program begins today in Atlanta, and WaPo’s David Weigel has a good preview and backgrounder in his post, “Liberals gather in Atlanta to plan Trump resistance strategy.” As Weigel writes, “Former vice president Gore will speak ...
A Field Guide to Some New Pro-Democratic Organizations
In addition to longer-standing progressive oganizations which support Democrats, including The Third Way, Emily’s List, Emerge America, Democratic Socialists of America, The Center for American Progress, New Leaders Council, Working Families Party, Democracy for America, MoveOn, ActBlue and others, ...

 
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