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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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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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Jeff Abbott

“The people remain mobilized. This is not going to end.” more

Dec 28, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

It might have been a welcome opportunity to underscore the perfidy of Trump's team—if not for the fact that most Democrats supported his goal. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:07 PM Dispatches

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Andres Thomas Conteris

Hondurans are protesting the outcome of an intense presidential race that gave the election to the rightwing incumbent, contrary to initial results. The country is in a full-scale crisis—highways blocked, fires started, and one death. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:34 PM Dispatches 1 Comments



The Working Families Party began in just a few states. But lately it's been lending weight to elections from Birmingham, Alabama to Albuquerque, New Mexico. more

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM Dispatches

Sarah Jaffe and socialist leader, David Duhalde, discuss election night wins for socialist and left wing candidates, and what that means for the 2018 midterms. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches


Theresa Thompson

Kate Clinton wants you to make voting a habit. Listen in for some good reasons why, along with some knock-knock jokes—free! more

Nov 6, 2017 1:46 PM Dispatches

“I still believe that Democrats can get out of their own way, stop being centrist, and really answer the call of the people.” more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine



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

Citizen support for local public schools shows voters will reject the Republican slash-and-burn agenda. more

Aug 24, 2017 11:11 AM Dispatches

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So far, all I see is a gaggle of ambitious career politicians who voice their “support” of public education, but generally have voted to undermine our state’s public school system. more

Aug 22, 2017 5:15 PM , Public School Shakedown

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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



There are obvious similarities with Bernie Sanders’s presidential run in the United States last year, but Corbyn’s program is even further to the left. more

Jun 6, 2017 2:15 PM Dispatches

How Melvoin and his billionaire backers took the L.A. School Board election. more

Jun 5, 2017 3:07 PM Public School Shakedown


U.S. Forest Service Northern Region

This high spending campaign features two highly flawed, rank amateur candidates, both proud of the fact they’ve never held elected office. more

May 23, 2017 1:07 PM Dispatches

“All North Carolinians can rest assured that Republican legislators will continue fighting to protect the integrity of our elections by implementing the common-sense requirement to show a photo ID when we vote.” more

May 17, 2017 9:56 AM Dispatches


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



A vote for “neither” was the second-most popular choice in the runoff. But many in France, and the rest of the world, are breathing sighs of relief. more

May 8, 2017 3:36 PM Dispatches

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thierry ehrmann

Many basic assumptions the French have had about their society since World War II hang in the balance of their upcoming election, pitting ultraconservative Marine Le Pen against moderate Emmanuel Macron. more

May 1, 2017 9:46 PM Dispatches