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2022 Should Be Seen as the Year for Democracy

We are, surely, in a fight over whether the will of the people will be the law of the land. It was brutal in 2021, and it is likely to get uglier in 2022.

John Nichols ·


Only Public Funding Can Save Local Journalism—and Thus Democracy

Under our plan—the foundation of the new Local Journalism Initiative—policymakers in Washington would provide a lump sum to every county in the nation annually based on the county’s population to pay for nonprofit journalism within that county.

Robert McChesney ·


What Explains How Deranged the GOP Has Become? Gerrymandering Has a Lot to Do With It

Fair maps are the only hope for a sane Republican Party and a functioning democracy.

John Nichols ·


To Be Like FDR, Joe Biden Must Strengthen Labor

There won’t be a new New Deal without a strategy to get around the filibuster

John Nichols ·


40 Years After the Pentagon Papers Decision, Press Freedom Still Threatened

The work of putting the Department of Justice fully and firmly on the side of press freedom is far from finished.

John Nichols ·



Ron Johnson's Ready to Wreck the Postal Service

Johnson is playing the fool on Trump’s behalf.

John Nichols ·


Wisconsin Democrats Chose Public Health and Democracy, Republicans Chose Chaos

GOP lawmakers in our state threw tantrums at a point when everyone else was working to save lives, keep people healthy, stabilize the economy and preserve democracy. And the judicial activists on the high court sided with these legislative charlatans.

John Nichols ·

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