James Willamor

If anyone is surprised by the xenophobia on display in North Carolina, they shouldn’t be. But there’s plenty of resistance, too. Read more



Joeff Davis

Twenty-one candidates came through the Iowa State Fair for a weekend of “straw” polls, soapbox speeches, and a turkey leg or two. Read more

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Centrist Democrats like Joe Biden still aim to gin up mass fear over the prospect of leaving behind predatory insurers and the dizzying array of deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, humiliations, and rationing of care that characterizes our current syst Read more

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With Trump stretching the leash of dog-whistle politics, a powerful economic message with a frank recognition of race is key to winning in 2020, says leading author and law professor. Read more



Charles Edward Miller

2020 Democratic candidates taking a stand against for-profit charters is like bravely standing up in opposition to yeti attacks. Read more

Public School Shakedown


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Honestly, it’s hard to see how any of the current contenders would not come across looking better in a debate against the Prevaricator-In-Chief. The question will be whether it matters. Read more


In a show of progressive promise versus the status quo, it was Warren/Sanders versus the Four Horsemen of the Pale, Stale, and Male. Read more

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Billionaires v. Bernie

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The democratic socialist candidate is under attack from the super rich, their corporations, lobbyists, and think tanks. Some are even backing his 2020 Democratic primary rivals. Read more

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Blue Dog Democrats


“If we embrace progressive values and the idea of diversity as our advantage, we can win through inclusion, we can form this big tent around progressive values.” Read more

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After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools—and most are straddling both sides. Read more

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With accusations of political machinations, exorbitant spending by outside political groups, and a demographically shifting state, is North Carolina’s Congressional District 9 election a sign of things to come? Read more


From $1,000 monthly payments to socialism to love, presidential candidates lay out their strategies for beating Trump in 2020. Read more


Maybe we should be thankful that Trump is still so hung up on Hillary Clinton Read more


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Mckayla Wilkes for Congress

Several have already emerged as buzz-worthy challengers. Read more


This week, the conservative-dominated Wisconsin supreme court reinstated the state’s controversial Republican “power grab” laws. Read more


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The new law is already having a chilling effect on voting rights groups’ work to register voters in underrepresented communities. Read more

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They join a growing push to change one of the most unfair voting maps in the country. Read more




What happens in Wisconsin—over the last decade the site of some of America’s fiercest political battles—will have a lot to do with what happens to the rest of the country. Read more



Phil Roeder

Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the unanimous Senate passage of the resolution she co-sponsored celebrating a century since the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Read more