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A five-year long study shows that even small independent news outlets like “The Progressive” can have a dramatic effect on the content of national conversation. And that matters for democracy. more

Nov 9, 2017 4:30 PM Dispatches

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REESE ERLICH

Trump would have the world believe that Venezuela represents a battle between democracy and dictatorship. But the reality is far more complicated. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:24 PM Magazine 2 Comments

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U.S. Air Force

Bolstered by powerful private interests, state governments are dangerously close to calling a Constitutional Convention. more

Sep 12, 2017 1:35 PM Dispatches 11 Comments

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Randy Bryce for Congress

The buzzy blue-collar candidate challenges Paul Ryan and a central tenet of American conservatism. more

Aug 21, 2017 4:40 PM Dispatches

Remarks last week by Jeff Sessions are part of a larger campaign to vilify the press. Press freedom organizations are responding. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:27 PM Dispatches

It’s the deliberate destruction of civility and civil society by Republicans—not only by colorful characters Trump and the Mooch, but also by low-key money man Reince Priebus. more

Jul 31, 2017 11:27 PM Dispatches

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Beverly & Pack

Flag Day has become a tool to galvanize a jingoistic patriotism. For this one, let's remember that flag-waving is an empty gesture if it's not part of active pursuit of inclusive, democratic ideals. more

Jun 13, 2017 3:56 PM Op-Eds

On June 3rd, in more than 100 cities nationwide, March for Truth rallies brought people together to stand up for democratic institutions and the press. Ordinary people are demanding truth and transparency. Battles for these values can be won. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:47 AM Op-Eds

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Mark Buckawicki

Trump claims 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election; in fact only 4 (four) cases of voter fraud have been documented. So, really, what is this new commission on electoral integrity all about? more

May 14, 2017 5:32 PM Dispatches

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Michael Vadon & Nick-D

Today, we face the same fundamental challenges to our democracy that we faced in 1973. The parallels are undeniable. more

May 10, 2017 12:15 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Ryan J. Reilly

As practitioners of journalism, and citizens who rely on it, we have to respond to Trump's attack on the press. more

Mar 25, 2017 4:06 PM Magazine

It's not the Trump Administration...it's the leakers. Promise. more

Mar 23, 2017 9:00 AM Multimedia

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Gage Skidmore

A series of disastrous new rightwing policies and a call for a Convention of States underscore the danger of states’ lordship over cities. more

Feb 28, 2017 9:56 AM Dispatches

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Matt Logan

Representatives are facing riled up constituents across the U.S. Some crowds are cheering—others not so much. more

Feb 20, 2017 3:12 PM Dispatches

Betsy DeVos

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

She spent almost a million and a half of her own dollars to turn Detroit’s education system into a laboratory—in which an out-of-control lab fire now burns. more

Feb 1, 2017 11:04 AM Magazine

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Jennifer Towne

From the ground of Chicago’s rally, there was no end in sight to the crowd. more

Jan 23, 2017 11:43 AM Dispatches

Sarah Jaffe talks about Cooperation Jackson, Ungovernable2017 and other efforts to challenge the idea of the disposable worker. more

Jan 16, 2017 2:01 PM Multimedia

Some highlights from the confirmation hearings of one of the most opposed U.S. Attorney General nominees in history. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches

The danger is not a foreign power, but that under Trump we will be transformed into our own version of Putin’s Russia. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:31 PM Magazine 3 Comments

How The Progressive helped bring down Tailgunner Joe more

Jan 3, 2017 7:26 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

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