Orson Aguilar

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Orson Aguilar is president of The Greenlining Institute.

Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong. Read more



Darvin Atkeson

For decades, California has focused on standing up for values that will make life better and safer for every American, and its actions will hopefully send ripples nationwide. Read more


In mid-March, the U.S. Senate acted to deregulate banks, rolling back protections designed to keep them from driving the economy into a ditch—again. Read more



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Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on reviving one of the worst policy failures in U.S. history, the “War on Drugs.” Party poopers. Read more


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Rick Reinhard

Recognizing that dishonest lending practices led to the 2008 financial crash, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now, President Donald Trump has tapped one of the Bureau’s leading opponents to run it Read more

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We shouldn't be surprised that the Justice Department may be investigating alleged discrimination against white university students. Donald Trump is once again stoking racial divides so that he can play hero for 'victimized whites'. Read more


The Financial Choice Act would chip away at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's independence to protect everyday people from predatory lending. That's good news for Wall Street, but bad news for the rest of us. Read more


On its fifth anniversary, the secret of Obamacare is that it’s working. Daniel Borman/Flickr Read more


President Obama advocated many of the right things in his State of the Union address. Read more


It's heartening that Congress and President Obama are addressing comprehensive immigration reform, something that's long overdue. But everyone involved needs to make sure that any legislation really moves us toward a better, fairer system. Pol... Read more


These Occupy protests really have come to embody the 99 percent for whom they speak. This group is us. It looks like America, while the wealthy and powerful 1 percent doesn’t. Read more


One hundred and fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. A century and a half later, the issue of race still haunts us. Read more