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In Praise of Joe Biden's Fighting Words

While the rhetoric was strong, make no mistake: what's before the Democrats is a political project. And the question remains: will the president—and the party—do what it takes to vigorously pursue this project?

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Protecting US Democracy and Climate Action Are 'Inseparable,' Green Groups Tell Congress

The "grim" anniversary of the Capitol attack, they said, "should serve as a wake-up call" for lawmakers to "expand the right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, and give power back to the people."

Jessica Corbett ·


Trump Thrashed for Lie-Laden Response to Biden Jan. 6 Anniversary Address

"The former president who tried to overthrow the republic after lying about a 'stolen' election for months has just released a statement in which he continues to lie about a stolen election."

Brett Wilkins ·


Over 150 Pro-Democracy Groups Demand Schumer Urgently Change Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights

"The House of Representatives has already done its job. It is time for the Senate to do right by the American people, and improve the rules of the Senate so they can protect and strengthen our democracy."

Jenna McGuire ·


On Anniversary of Insurrection, Advocates Demand DC Statehood

"A year after that violent day, D.C.'s residents—the majority of whom are Black and Brown—are still denied voting representation in Congress, and we still do not have the full protections that statehood provides."

Jessica Corbett ·


A Year Later, Progressives Warn 'Another January 6' Is Coming If Voting Rights Not Secured

"If the Senate doesn't act now, we are guaranteeing that there will be more election chaos in 2022."

Kenny Stancil ·


Famous Last Words: I Was There When Democracy Fell

On this January 6th anniversary, time for the good guys to put an end to this.

Michael Winship ·


The Utterly Shocking Things Trumpers and His GOP Believe

Is our "reality TV" media up to the task of comparing and contrasting the two political parties, and judging the most likely outcomes of the directions they've chosen?

Thom Hartmann ·


Corporations Are Selling Out Democracy for Political Influence

One year after January 6, corporations are once again filling the campaign coffers of politicians who tried to overthrow the last election.

Kyle Herrig ·


'It's a Trap': Advocates Warn Against McConnell-Backed Election Reform Gambit

"Who on this earth believes Mitch McConnell woke up this morning and decided to start caring about democracy? Nobody."

Jake Johnson ·

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