All Views Articles for 2020-12-13

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Kenneth Peres
If Democrats Want to Succeed, They Will Have to Implement Policies That Primarily Benefit the Working Class
Progressives cannot just sit by and expect Biden or the Democratic Party to do the right thing.
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"The pandemic has laid bare entrenched inequality in the United States and those most vulnerable to Covid-19 are often those most at risk from pollution and climate change." (Photo: Kris Krüg/flickr/cc) Elizabeth Cerceo
Lighter Coal Regulations May Mean More Covid-19 Deaths
Addressing emission standards, pollution, and environmental protections are necessities now.
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"The adjustment—from one country to two—would not be easy, I know. But if you are inclined to start listing all of the problems that this transition might generate, please keep the status quo in mind." (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Tim Koechlin
America's Political Divide: A Modest Proposal
The idea of "one America" might be passé.
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"With deep ties to natural resource-based economies, farmers and rural communities are on the front lines of the climate crisis." (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/suziesfarm/11438035863">Suzie's Farm</a>/cc/Flickr) Ben Lilliston
A Roadmap for the Biden-Harris Administration: Redesigning Farm Systems for the Climate Crisis
A just transition for farming must not only consider reforms to farm policy, but also aligned reforms in financial, trade, environmental, and competition policy.
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"According to an analysis done by the Economic Policy Institute, 34.7% of Georgian workers would get a raise if the federal minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour. That's over 1.5 million people earning on average an extra $3,700 a year." (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Stephen Prince
To Win Georgia and the Senate, Democrats Need to Go All-In on $15 Minimum Wage
Georgia is ripe for this kind of economic message.
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"Sadly, only the states of Maine and Vermont currently permit incarcerated people to vote. The remaining states prohibit voting under varying criteria, ranging from an absolute ban for life to bans only while incarcerated." (Photo: Spencer Weiner/Getty Images) Patrick Stephens
Let Everybody Vote, Even If They're Incarcerated
What value is a democracy that actively seeks to silence the voices of its most vulnerable citizens?
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A girl wears a face mask as students sit in a classroom of the Petri primary school in Dortmund, western Germany on June 15, 2020. (Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images) Jill Richardson
Failing Students Need Support, Not Blame
Students don't fail because they are lazy. They fail because something is wrong in their lives—and right now, so much is wrong.
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