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Take a Pledge to Defend the First Amendment From the Trump Administration

The president-elect has been alarmingly hostile to the press and free-speech rights. 

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Focus on the Trump Administration

With Mattis, Trump Adds Another Iran Hawk to His Cabinet

Trump’s promise to pursue an “America First” foreign policy may prove to be, like much else about the president-elect, just talk.

James Carden

With Ben Carson at HUD, America’s Cities Really Could Become Hellholes

The neurosurgeon has blasted the agency’s work as “social engineering” and “communist.”

Joan Walsh

Trump’s Team of Faux Populists and Real Crony Capitalists

For progressive Democrats, the challenge now is not just to fight Trump’s policies but also to listen to the people he is betraying.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Electoral Reform

We Need to Kill the Electoral College

It’s a foul remnant of 18th-century oligarchs and slaveholders, designed to thwart the will of the people.

John Nichols
Demonstrators stage a n protest decrying the political agenda of President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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We don’t need a constitutional amendment to make this happen. 

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