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November 11, 2021
Virginia Republicans Perfected the Post-Trump Dog Whistle
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin figured out exactly how far, and how close, to keep Donald Trump.
November 9, 2021
The Anatomy of a Dog Whistle
Acting outside of our awareness, using frequencies we may not consciously hear, dog whistles evade our better angels on race.
November 8, 2021
“Corporate Democrat Goes Down to Defeat in Virginia”…
...is a headline you didn’t see last week. But it contains more truth than all the scare-mongering over critical race theory.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
November 3, 2021
Democrats Can’t Fail to Govern and Expect to Win
Democrats in Washington have bungled the past several months. And their failure to govern boldly—and effectively—has cost them dearly.
September 15, 2021
California Says “No”
In a thorough rebuke of Republican subterfuge, voters overwhelmingly rejected the attempted recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
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August 6, 2021
Western States Are at the Forefront of Fighting Hunger
With California’s gubernatorial recall election less than six weeks away, will the Golden State continue to take the lead in crafting more inclusive anti-poverty efforts?
July 30, 2021
Homelessness Escalates as California’s Recall Election Nears
The country's biggest blue state faces a potential upheaval.
May 19, 2020
This Vermonter Is Attracting Support From Top Bernie Backers
Sanders’s campaign has been suspended, but key supporters say David Zuckerman carries the movement forward.
December 24, 2019
10 Stories From 2019 That Might Just Renew Your Faith in Politics
From funding for the Census to Stacey Abrams’s persistence, progressives did score some victories this year.
December 10, 2019
Why Every Vote Matters—Now More Than Ever
After narrowly winning Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, Democrat Andy Beshear will restore the vote to 100,000 ex-felons and end cruel workfare requirements for Medicaid recipients.