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The Resistance Has Come Too Far to Stop Now
With the fight for Build Back Better raging, this is no time to shrink from the political fray.
October 19, 2021
Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats How to Deal With Joe Manchin
In a Sunday opinion piece, Sanders reminds West Virginians that their senator is blocking Medicare expansion and policies that lift children out of poverty.
October 15, 2021
Why Ecology Is the Infrastructure of the Future
Landscape architect Kate Orff says we must restore and harness natural systems to protect ourselves from the worsening climate crisis.
October 7, 2021
Biden Should Be Selling His Plan, Not Compromising Away Its Promise
Instead of downsizing his infrastructure plan to appease Manchin and Sinema, the president should rally the people to defeat corporate greed.
October 5, 2021
Pramila Jayapal’s Perfect Pitch
The Congressional Progressive Caucus chair is standing firm against Manchin, Sinema, and corporate “centrists,” and winning accolades as a master negotiator.
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August 12, 2021
What’s Good and What’s Dangerous in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Progressives need to hold strong for the reconciliation bill, but all Democrats should remember: There is no infrastructure as important as the foundation of democracy, which is voting rights.
August 10, 2021
“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats”
Democratic Senate candidates are demanding that their party’s caucus stop compromising on filibuster reform, infrastructure, voting rights, and budgets.
August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 12, 2021
Why We Need a New Federal Writers’ Project
The Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project created jobs, fought disinformation, and gave voice to the voiceless. We need all of the above now more than ever.
July 12, 2021
If They Can Tear Down This Highway in Texas… Yes, Texas!
Texas planned to spend $25 billion widening highways to relieve congestion. But a movement to tear them down instead is growing in influence—even here in the Lone Star State.