Michael Righi

Yes, Trump’s a racist. But his provincialism ought to worry us, too. more

Jan 19, 2018 5:23 PM Dispatches

Sad from all that “difficult news”? Well, Facebook’s got a treat for you! more

Jan 19, 2018 12:30 PM Dispatches

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Julie Halverson

For all the apparent unity and motivation drummed up by the Women’s March, what progress—especially on the theme of reproductive justice—can we look to as a sign of the power of mass action? more

Jan 18, 2018 10:00 PM Dispatches


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The history of U.S.-Iranian relations looms over Trump’s threats to end the Obama-era nuclear deal. We speak with Iranian Scholar Emad Kiyaei about sanctions and recent protests. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:37 PM Dispatches


Gage Skidmore

The Vice President is just as scary as his unhinged colleague, and is arguably worse for the LGBTQ+ community. more

Jan 17, 2018 2:40 PM Dispatches


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In 2018 all eyes are on electoral politics. But what does that mean for social movements? more

Jan 17, 2018 12:17 PM Dispatches

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Teke Wiggin

De Blasio challenged Americans who support Trump’s immigration policies to consider their family history. “If these same standards were applied to your ancestors, you wouldn’t be in this country,” he said. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:06 PM Dispatches

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Haneke’s not the first to target the haute bourgeoisie’s hollowness and cruel culpability, but in this season of squalid power, he may be the best. more

Jan 16, 2018 1:41 PM Dispatches



Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a standing ovation but voted against him anyway. more

Jan 16, 2018 6:04 AM Dispatches



“More and more,” MLK wrote in The Progressive, “I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will...” more

Jan 15, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches

Eleven images from a new exhibit capture the role photojournalists played in giving Americans a window into the Civil Rights movement, and what it was up against. more

Jan 14, 2018 1:12 PM Dispatches


The All-Nite Images / Otto Yamamoto

Erica’s death occurs in the midst of a growing maternal mortality crisis that hits mothers of color particularly hard. The drivers of the crisis are complex—but we know what they are—and we can do something. more

Jan 12, 2018 3:49 PM Dispatches

"Oh say can you see a stable genius so bright!" more

Jan 11, 2018 1:10 PM Dispatches



It would take a very stable genius to close Guantanamo. more

Jan 11, 2018 12:25 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


Jeff Abbott

Trump’s lack of condemnation of the situation in Honduras may lie in the fact that the Hernández government has become an important ally in the United States's efforts to stop immigration. But ignoring the protests will likely only make things worse. more

Jan 11, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches


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Trump has now revoked temporary protected status for immigrants from four countries, the latest being El Salvador. Union VP Jaime Contreras, explains what the protected status has meant for people and what is being done to fix the immigration system. more

Jan 10, 2018 10:00 AM Dispatches

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Elvis Batiz

Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the poor. more

Jan 10, 2018 8:53 AM Dispatches

We don’t mince words or suppress facts when public utterance demands plain talk! more

Jan 9, 2018 10:00 AM Dispatches

Much of the book’s key allegations, or at least the spirit of them, have been corroborated by none other Donald Trump himself. more

Jan 8, 2018 12:25 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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2018 Reese Erlich

December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

Jan 5, 2018 1:52 PM Dispatches