Alexandra Tempus


Alexandra Tempus is associate editor of The Progressive.


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“Many liberals and progressives who don’t buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA.” more

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“The women’s prison population is our fastest-growing. Who gets criminalized the most for gender-based violence is women of color.” more


Wisconsin farmers, like rural folks across America post-2016 election, are reclaiming their legacy as key players in the country’s progressive movement. more


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‘I was most surprised by their reluctance to admit to their politics.’ more


“I wanted to write a basic book because most Americans know so little about Iran.” more


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“Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition” chronicles the legacy of rebellion. more


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“Unfortunately, it’s not at all unexpected that police side with white supremacists.” more

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On the anniversary of the crisis, the state of Michigan says Flint’s water quality is restored. But activist Luster says that “as soon as clean water touches our infrastructure, it’s poison.” more




Fifteen years after her death, those carrying on Corrie’s work supporting the Palestinian struggle discuss the latest surge of violence in Gaza and what to do about it. more


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This week, Kentucky lawmakers relented to pressure from thousands of public school teachers who rallied at the state capitol. We talk to Jefferson County Teachers Association vice president Tammy Berlin about what's next. more



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Besieged by climate change, Marshall Islanders are making their way to America’s heartland. more



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Wisconsin high schoolers—and older constituents, too—show the NRA-favorite House Speaker that his hometown ground is shifting. more


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Wisconsin students leading the effort to keep up the gun-reform momentum have a bold plan to go nationwide ‘until change is made that would save lives on a daily basis.’ more



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High schoolers in Madison join tens of thousands across the nation in a massive show of unity, walking out of class together to protest gun violence and advocate for gun control. more


When your child is a citizen and you are not, what happens after deportation? more

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Climate change activists and survivors of disasters from Haiti to Houston gather to share lessons learned and visions for the future five years after Hurricane Sandy. more


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On the ground with student protesters at the University of Wisconsin after Regents pass policy to punish those who “disrupt” speech. more

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As Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey demonstrate, climate change makes questions of citizenship and belonging even more urgent. more



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A discussion on the confusing lingo of “school choice,” Betsy DeVos, and glimmers of hope in the fight for public education 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