In a presidential race where both candidates disputed the tenets of free trade, attacked tax loopholes for hedge funds, and promised big infrastructure plans, it seemed possible that the election served as a death knell for neo-liberalism in American politics. Even after the inauguration, some pundits and politicos, not to mention voters, believed Trump to

A few weeks ago, I was in room full of progressives listening to the presentation of a Democratic pollster explaining how the Party can regain power and win in the midterm elections. “Democrats are ceding the territories of ‘National Security’ and ‘Job Creation’ to Republicans!” he warned, gesturing at his PowerPoint of graphs and charts

It seems like everyone is a resister these days (at least in my liberal coastal bubble), and there is so much to resist that I’ve had to rank my outrage. Is the danger immediate? Will people die? Does this fundamentally undermine the institutions of democracy? This scale has weighted my protests—and those of many of

Yesterday, North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, working with Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, delivered the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2)—a move Cooper both campaigned on and included in his priorities for the 2017 legislative session. The repeal was aimed at repairing the state’s reputation with businesses that

Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans — most of them American citizens by birthright — to forfeit their homes, belongings, and businesses, and to be incarcerated behind barbed wire in concentration camps. This act, which came in the midst of what

It started last night with Politico’s coverage of Paul Ryan’s struggles to sell the border adjustment – a controversial component of his tax reform plan – to fellow Republicans. And it continued this morning, when the Kansas State Senate voted 22-18 to roll back Governor Brownback’s famed 2012 tax cuts. As a progressive in favor of reasonable tax

Throughout the campaign and in his first weeks in office, President Trump has consistently talked about the importance of infrastructure. But his signature project, a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, reflects a limited view of infrastructure, its importance, and its potential. A good infrastructure bill would go beyond roads, bridges,

In the week since Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., we’ve seen an outpouring of support for immigrants in every corner of American life. Americans gathered in airports across the country, waving signs and welcoming new people. Companies such as Budweiser joined in with

Recently, I’ve been reminded that, in the words of Dr. King, “the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice,” but not without people pushing it that way. I met some of those people last Thursday morning. Led by New York Communities for Change, they were camped in a plaza outside of Goldman Sachs, and

It began as a Facebook event page created by Teresa Shook, a concerned grandma in Hawaii. It grew into testament to American democracy. The Women’s March that took place on Saturday showcased the values of a free, vibrant society. Women from all races, beliefs and sexual orientations, their partners, their kids, their friends from all