Election 2022

lavette mayes posing outside of her home

How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois How We Ended Cash Bail in Illinois

Lessons from a successful struggle.

Nov 15, 2023 / Will Tanzman

Fetterman greets Rabbi Myers, Tree of Life

Senator John Fetterman Is a Progressive Icon, a Republican Hate Figure—and a Pro-Israel Pinup Senator John Fetterman Is a Progressive Icon, a Republican Hate Figure—and a Pro-Israel Pinup

The Pennsylvania Democrat has long bucked convention on everything from legalizing marijuana to the Senate dress code. But his views on Israel/Palestine risk alienating his base.

Nov 14, 2023 / Ross Barkan

Cori Bush speaks to Rashida Tlaib while both hold candles in front of steps

Why It’s Important to Defend Representative Rashida Tlaib Against Censure, Whether or Not We Agree With Her Why It’s Important to Defend Representative Rashida Tlaib Against Censure, Whether or Not We Agree With Her

The First Amendment doesn’t permit us to punish political expression in America.

Nov 10, 2023 / Jamie Raskin

Dennis Prager, conservative radio talk show host and writer, speaks at a Turning Point USA summit.

Yes, Prager U Wants to Indoctrinate Your Kids. But That’s Not Really the Point. Yes, Prager U Wants to Indoctrinate Your Kids. But That’s Not Really the Point.

The aim isn’t just to change what gets taught but to transform how we understand ourselves, the public realm, and the common good.

Oct 25, 2023 / Jack Schneider and Jennifer C. Berkshire

wga picketers hold signs

Los Angeles Is Now the Country’s Leading Union Town Los Angeles Is Now the Country’s Leading Union Town

The West Coast capital, once famous for hostility to organized labor, emerges as the epicenter of national strike action.

Sep 1, 2023 / C.M. Lewis

US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland addresses the findings of a Justice Department investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department during a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 16, 2023.

The Federal Government Is “Affirming Everything That Black People Have Been Saying” The Federal Government Is “Affirming Everything That Black People Have Been Saying”

The Department of Justice report slamming the Minneapolis Police Department is also a cause for hope.

Jun 22, 2023 / Ibrahim Hirsi

President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Janai Nelson speaks to members of the press after the oral argument of the Merrill v. Milligan case at the US Supreme Court Building on October 4, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

The Voting Rights Act Has Survived Another Attempt on Its Life The Voting Rights Act Has Survived Another Attempt on Its Life

In a surprising ruling, two conservative justices joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing to keep Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act intact.

Jun 9, 2023 / Elie Mystal

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

Calling out corrupt judges and reactionary courts is good policy—and good politics.

May 29, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Sochie Nnaemeka

New York’s Working Families Party Came Back From the Brink. Its Departing Leader Recalls the Battle. New York’s Working Families Party Came Back From the Brink. Its Departing Leader Recalls the Battle.

Andrew Cuomo declared war. Sochie Nnaemeka and allies fought back. She shares her thoughts on his successor and the state of the New York left.

May 1, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Sean McElwee

Sean McElwee’s Betting Against Democracy Sean McElwee’s Betting Against Democracy

The Data for Progress founder’s gambling isn’t just a bad habit. It’s a symptom of the decay of solidarity.

May 1, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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