American Dream

Felipe Lopez at Madison Square Garden

Felipe Lopez and the Dominican Dream Felipe Lopez and the Dominican Dream

ESPN brings a story of immigration to the small screen right when we need it most.

Apr 30, 2019 / Dave Zirin

Campus Segregation

American Meritocracy Is a Myth American Meritocracy Is a Myth

Recent scandals in politics and higher education show how the rich perpetuate inequality in the US.

Apr 2, 2019 / Rajan Menon

Trump Andrews Air Force Base

There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

Hint: It’s not North Korea, Russia, or Iran.

Aug 17, 2017 / Tom Engelhardt

Travel ban protest

Patriotism in the Trump Era Patriotism in the Trump Era

For many Americans, the pursuit of happiness is getting harder every day. But in the growing movements demanding justice and equality for all, we see the hard work of patriotism fl...

Jul 5, 2017 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Anti-ICE Protests

DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers

Trump will not revoke Obama’s protections for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. But his administration is still going after some of them.

Jun 16, 2017 / Julianne Hing

President Donald Trump

Our President, the Little Big Man Our President, the Little Big Man

From his proposals on health care, to his tax plan, to his border wall, Trump is symptomatic of the nation he now “leads.”

May 31, 2017 / Tom Engelhardt

Trump on the campaign trail

Is Our President Bonkers? Is Our President Bonkers?

Maybe, but this screwball won because he saw something about the American condition that neither Democrats nor Republicans have the nerve to acknowledge.

Mar 1, 2017 / William Greider

LAX Trump protesters

Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan Is Indisputably Un-American Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan Is Indisputably Un-American

Thomas Paine called this country into being as “an asylum for mankind”—not a discriminatory state imposing religious tests on refugees.

Jan 30, 2017 / John Nichols

New York Anti-Trump Protestors

In the Age of Trump, Cities Will Lead the Way Toward Increased Economic Opportunity In the Age of Trump, Cities Will Lead the Way Toward Increased Economic Opportunity

Five steps New York City has taken to fight inequality and encourage more equitable growth.

Jan 30, 2017 / Cities Rising / Brad Lander and Maria Torres-Springer

If We Want to Fight Against Trump, We Have to Know What We’re Fighting For

If We Want to Fight Against Trump, We Have to Know What We’re Fighting For If We Want to Fight Against Trump, We Have to Know What We’re Fighting For

Defending against fascism is good—but having a vision for what kind of society we actually desire is even better.

Jan 10, 2017 / Rebecca Gordon

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