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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward. more

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The same activists who helped López Obrador win his bottom-up campaign hope that his victory will interrupt  a cycle of corruption that has poisoned democracy even at the very humblest local level. more



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James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H. W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama speaks out against the current President. more


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National Economic & Social Rights Initiative's Cathy Albisa explains how the organization's newly released report, "A New Social Contract," offers a path to a better world. more


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


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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




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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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


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


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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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


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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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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Today, we face the same fundamental challenges to our democracy that we faced in 1973. The parallels are undeniable. more

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As practitioners of journalism, and citizens who rely on it, we have to respond to Trump's attack on the press. more


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