How do we make America what America must become? Read more

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Even an all-Trump-appointed panel is moved to reject the sign-or-be-fired practice. Read more




The problem is exacerbated by the number of racially segregated charter schools in the state. Read more

Public School Shakedown


Gage Skidmore

Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Is a system broken when it works as designed? Read more


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Lorie Shaull

This is a moment anti-choice politicians and activists have been working toward for years. With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, state-level activism will be front-and-center for protecting reproductive rights in 2019. Read more




“No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”—the Fifth Amendment. Read more


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Gladi Aguilar

Asylum seekers at official ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border are running into countless obstacles and rejections, part of a “horrendous and blatantly illegal” effort to discourage those seeking safe haven. Read more


Is packing the court “necessary to save democracy”? Read more

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Donna Burton

When the Border Patrol plays loose with the rules, Terry Bressi goes to court. Read more


No longer forcibly separating families at the border, the Trump Administration has merely changed the way children are harmed. Read more


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Kerstin Diehn

One of the few guardrails keeping Donald Trump and crew from careening into pure chaos has been that often-overlooked third branch of government: the courts. Read more


Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of “the public trust.” Read more

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Kavanaugh begins his quest for the Supreme Court with a higher level of opposition than for any nominee since Bork’s 1987 nomination. Read more

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Draconian employment contracts are creating a new form of indentured servitude. Read more


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Alexei Wood

“This Trump thing is so whack, and I’m glad people are pissed, I like populist movements—I love the pushback, I love the resistance...and I sure as shit found it.” Read more

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It may be the first time anywhere that a head of state is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity by a domestic court and not an international tribunal. Read more


The Progressive talks with Bill Whitford of Gill v. Whitford, the landmark redistricting case heard by the Supreme Court today. Read more


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A progressive wind is blowing into the D.A.’s office, and none too soon, given the current climate in the courts and in the prisons. Read more



Joe Brusky

Politicians should not be choosing their voters. It’s supposed to be the other way around. Read more