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Good Trouble

Good Trouble

  In the tenth grade, my teacher introduced me to the notion of what she called “good trouble”: political action that is disruptive, erratic, or even dangerous, but that fundamentally does “good” for society. When faced with an institution whose existence is predicated upon their continued subjugation, she explained, the […]

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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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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.

Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

The relatively few policy disagreements tend to arise from a Sanders and Clinton have both noted that either of their administrations would be leaps and bounds better than a Republican president. By these facts, this nomination process should have been restrained and relatively uneventful. Why, then, is this primary season such a divisive one?

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Elections Live Blog: New Hampshire

Elections Live Blog: New Hampshire

Progressive editors and staff writers weigh in on the New Hampshire Primary

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