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Ruth Conniff

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A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Ruth joined the magazine as a summer intern working with the late Erwin Knoll and has been part of the team ever since. As Associate Editor for the Progressive, she opened The Progressive's Washington, D.C., office in 1997. She became a regular on TV pundit shows on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. She appears frequently on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC. Ruth received an "Editor's Choice" award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011.

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Carole Trone

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

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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. more

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

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Media coverage of the hearings has hardened into a dangerous and wrongheaded parallel that both Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh are victims. more

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Power, privilege, white male prerogative—that’s the backdrop of the Kavanaugh hearings. more

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One advantage of declaring loyalty to precedent, history, and tradition is that it allows a distancing of oneself from the real-world effects of legal decisions. more

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In Tuesday’s primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country. more

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In the Midwest and across the country, the November election will test the Democrats’ messages of civility and progress against an entrenched Republican Party that has now fully embraced Donald Trump. more

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Between two groups—the divided and the disaffected—lies the path to victory for Democrats in Wisconsin. more

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Might a “consensus of pain” unite resistance to Governor Scott Walker’s politics of divide-and-conquer? 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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Ed cared about working people—and was a singular voice for labor rights and social justice. more

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The view from small-town polling stations on Election Day shows a corrupted democracy that bottom-up activists hope AMLO can start fixing from the top-down. more

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Mexico will elect a new president on July 1, and the "Mexican Bernie Sanders" is leading by a wide margin. more

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Nothing about Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach is addressing the root cause of migration. more

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He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” more

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Mexican workers sustain the U.S. dairy industry and their hometown in Veracruz. more

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The scene in the park, across the street from the Our Lady of the Assumption church, was peaceful. more

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