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With increasing frequency, Republican state legislatures are moving to prevent cities, towns, villages, and counties from adopting progressive policies that diverge from state law. Wisconsin shows us how it’s done. more

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Nick Youngson

It's hard to defend democracy if you don't know how it works. more

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Science

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

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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

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U.S. Air Force

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

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Randy Bryce for Congress

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Betsy DeVos

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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

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Jennifer Towne

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

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

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

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