POLITICS

The Future of the Democratic Party

The Future of the Democratic Party

The Democrats must elect someone who represents the future of the party, rather than someone who embodies the failed policies and mistakes of the past.

Self-Care?

Self-Care?

Comforting one another is not enough; we must challenge each other to stand in spaces of discomfort and not to indulge in mentalities of ‘self-care’ that, meant to keep us sane, have the potential to make us complacent.

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Two university deans at the head of a DREAM-organized rally in support of undocumented students and community members

Preempting Protest

Demonstrations, like the one this past week in support of making Princeton a sanctuary campus, are all we can do, as of now, to resist what a Trump administration might bring. But it would be a mistake to expect Princeton University and its administrators to do anything concrete to protect the people whose lives are stake.

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Rape Culture: One Through/In Four

Rape Culture: One Through/In Four

By Kelly Hatfield ’17 TW: sexual violence, victim blaming, offensive language When I was in third grade and in the car on the way to school, I was told what to do if I was physically assaulted—I was taught to kick between the person’s legs with all the strength my […]

Thinking Past Trump: Senate Races and the Supreme Court

Thinking Past Trump: Senate Races and the Supreme Court

“Before the death of Scalia, the court had been one of the most conservative in the last century—additional nominees from the right would shift the balance disastrously.”

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Letter from the Editors: On the Elections and Beyond

Letter from the Editors: On the Elections and Beyond

So far, the focus of the left has been on the outcome of the election—Clinton or Sanders, then Clinton or Trump? However, we believe that progressives must focus on the day after the election.

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By Endorsing Ted Strickland, Obama Broke his Promise on Gun Control

By Endorsing Ted Strickland, Obama Broke his Promise on Gun Control

President Obama’s pledge to not endorse any candidates who do not support gun control was embraced by progressives the nation over, but in Ohio, his decision to back former Governor Ted Strickland has caused some to question his sincerity on the issue.

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The Sanders Offensive

The Sanders Offensive

The Democratic primary race isn’t a struggle between competing theories of change. It is instead a struggle between competing visions—one defensive, the other offensive—of how the Democratic Party should respond to the historical moment in which we find ourselves today. U.S. political discourse has moved consistently rightward over the past few decades, during which evangelical Christian and libertarian conservatism have thrived as New-Deal-era progressivism has effectively disappeared from mainstream politics.

Elections Live Blog: Super Tuesday Edition

Elections Live Blog: Super Tuesday Edition

The Progressive writers and editors take on Super Tuesday in the ongoing story of Elections 2016

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