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August 26, 2015
Give Trump This: The 14th Amendment Has Been Working Overtime
How healthy is it to found a democracy on this one slender reed?
August 19, 2015
The Racist Roots of the GOP’s Favorite New Immigration Plan
Birthright citizenship is enshrined in the 14th Amendment, but Donald Trump and other candidates are keeping alive the idea that some Americans should not have equal rights at birth.
August 17, 2015
What Julian Bond Taught Me
Freedom movements don’t just happen, they are made—and not by charismatic leaders, but by everyday people possessing great courage.
August 17, 2015
Honor Julian Bond’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights
The civil rights leader helped pass the Voting Rights Act and fought for voting rights over five decades.
August 12, 2015
We Need Activists to Make Politicians Better
A. Philip Randolph taught us that pressuring candidates and presidents is necessary—for them and for movements.
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August 11, 2015
What the Media Gets Wrong About the South
We have stopped listening to those who can bring progress to the South, in favor of using it as a scapegoat for the nation’s larger racial and economic woes.
July 28, 2015
How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement
A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.
July 16, 2015
How Prison Reform Became a Presidential Priority
Obama’s prison visit would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. But organizing and advocacy created a new consensus.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
July 14, 2015
Why 100 Black Intellectuals Rallied Behind This Professor
Many black intellectuals want and need to engage with an audience outside the ivory tower—but these public conversations leave them vulnerable to attack.
July 2, 2015
The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality
Take the fight directly to voters.