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Is Biden’s not-very-progressive record a huge mismatch for the current political moment? Read more

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Nick Solari

Sanders helped push the Democratic Party left and changed the course of American politics. But he’s missing part of the picture. Read more

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Nile Ostenso

“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great. Not Democratic or Republican values, but Wisconsin values: Kindness and respect, empathy and compassion and integrity and civility.” Read more

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Tim Pierce

Here’s a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year. Read more

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Republican state officials have passed legislation limiting the powers of the Attorney General and Governor-elect. Read more

Op-Eds

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chmeredith

“If we can progress in the belly of the beast, we can have progress anywhere.” Read more

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The teacher uprising may have opened up this deepest red of red states to a new era of bipartisanship. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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This year marked the first use of RCV in a federal election in United States history. Read more

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On education issues, newly-elected progressive Democrats are setting a new tone. Read more

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It was a very big day. Read more

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Randy Bryce concedes, November 6, 2018.

George Petrovich

Instead of gloom, Bryce and his supporters seemed to exude an air of gritty resolve. Read more

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Carole Trone

The nailbiter was emblematic of midterm elections across the country on Tuesday that delivered mixed results. Read more

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350 Tacoma

“We can’t just go through their system as normal, trusting that they’ll take care of us. So we’re walking out.” Read more

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Yoichi Okamoto

Hubert Humphrey could have blown the whistle on Nixon, but didn’t. Read more

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Anthony Quintano

While Donald Trump rallies the rightwing base with flagrant appeals to fear, anger, and racism, the most diverse slate of candidates in U.S. history is poised to change the direction of the nation’s politics for a long time to come. Read more

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Ted Eytan

Unless candidates tell us how they’re going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them. Read more

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Demoralized teachers, overtested students, and lack of improvement from draconian policies are changing public opinion on education. Read more

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Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP’s longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective. Read more

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Vote like your life depends on it. It just might. Read more

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