The Most Disturbing Thing About Trump's Racism Is How American It Is
When asked about Americans considering his tweets racist, Trump responded, "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."
Which Reports on Immigrant Detention Conditions Can We Trust?
The government's own internal report confirms some of the claims made by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others this week.
'A Pervasive Culture of Cruelty': What a Secret Facebook Group Reveals About the U.S. Border Patrol
In the group, current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the death of migrants, posted vulgar images of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and shared racist memes.
Democrats Agree That the Housing Crisis Is a Problem. They Just Don't Agree on How to Fix It.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
Yes, Trump's Detention Centers Are Concentration Camps
These are concentration camps, and denying as much merely prepares the way for worse atrocities to come.
Greg Carlock Explains Why the Green New Deal Is About Your Kids' Kids' Kids
Last September, Carlock wrote a draft of a Green New Deal—long before most people had even heard of the idea.
Democrats Are Not Trying to Take Away Your Hamburgers
The Green New Deal's advocates may not be coming down on meat, but if they did, they wouldn't be the first.
Why the Social Policies in the Green New Deal Are Essential to Its Success
Green New Deal detractors argue that the economic policies in the plan are extraneous. They're wrong.
Democrats and Republicans Support Clean and Renewable Energy, a New Survey Finds
There are important distinctions to make between the two when it comes to policy resolutions like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, however.
Can the Green New Deal Really Meet America's Energy Needs Without Fossil Fuels?
Anything is possible, if you're willing to pay the price.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Each Want to Tax Millionaires Differently
Three prominent progressives all want to tax the wealthy to reduce income inequality, not just raise revenues. But their plans are different in key ways.
Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says.
The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades, and their research can tell us a bit about what might happen should we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
Democrats Would Be Foolish Not to Embrace the Green New Deal
Putting climate at the center of the Democratic platform isn't divisive—quite the opposite. It's a uniting, winning strategy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Mastered the Politics of Digital Intimacy
The congresswoman-elect connects with young voters, promoting progressive positions while chopping peppers and making noodles.
House Democrats Announce They'll Hold Climate Change Hearings Early Next Year
Since Democrats gained a majority in the House during the mid-term elections, they've been expected to focus on climate change mitigation and preparation.
Is the Record Number of Small Donations Making a Difference in the 2018 Mid-Term Elections?
Research suggests small donors are more like most Americans than large donors are. How big of a difference will they make to this year's congressional races?
Can Cynthia Nixon and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Really 'Abolish ICE'?
By law, Nixon cannot, and Ocasio-Cortez would face overwhelming opposition from fellow lawmakers, analysts say.