Rights and Democracy
Democrats and Republicans Agree on One Thing: Democracy Is In Crisis
But we’re polarized on what the crisis is — and one side’s dead wrong.
The Collapse of Local Newspapers Helps Hacks Spread Lies
“Critical race theory” panic owes its rise to thousands of fake websites filling the gaps left by real, independent newspapers.
The 800 Pound Gorilla
It’s never about the issues.
The GOP’s 2022 Platform Is a Grab Bag of Nuttiness
When not attacking the Muppets, the party’s leading figures have spent the year laying out plans to tax the poor and eliminate Social Security.
A Hell of a Place
Maybe getting kicked out of DeSantis’s Florida is a compliment.
Democrats Need to Keep Their Promises on Marijuana Reform
The politics of ending cannabis prohibition are good. The policy is even better.
Census Data Proves Anti-Poverty Measures Work
But to truly end poverty, we must do more — and if poor people and their allies come together, we can.
Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap
Over 2 million Americans like me are stuck without health care because 12 GOP-ruled states keep refusing to expand Medicaid.
Opportunity Shouldn’t Be About Luck
Cities and states are experimenting with “baby bonds” to narrow America’s yawning opportunity divide.
The Human Cost of LGBTQ Book Bans
Banning kids from learning about themselves and each other isn’t just ineffective — it’s cruel.