On February 19, 2009, just 30 days after President Obama was sworn in, Rick Santelli’s rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched the Tea Party. The conservative establishment worked together with the grassroots to fan the flames of opposition. The resulting tidal wave swept Republicans to power at the national and state […]Read more "Forget Building Our Own Tea Party. The Left Can Win So Much More."
Exclusive access to President Trump might sound good to a CEO, but it comes at a cost to your business. Just ask Uber chief Travis Kalanick. In early February, Kalanick was compelled to step down from Trump’s closed-door economic advisory council after People’s Action and other grassroots groups called for his resignation, and more than 200,000 Uber customers deleted their accounts. […]Read more "Shareholders Showdown: Will Disney Break From The Beast?"
Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency poses grave threats both domestically and abroad. Trump is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic nationalistic megalomaniac whose only known commitments, in the words of a friend, are “greed and vengeance.” We have already seen Trump and the Republican Party advance terrifying policies and proposals that aim to dismantle the progressive […]Read more "11 Principles for Resistance"
Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election. We’re more than a month out, but for many of us the reality of her loss has taken a while to sink in. But now that the Electoral College votes have been cast, we’re faced with the reality of Clinton’s historic defeat. What remains to be seen is […]Read more "Why Clinton Lost — And How We Can (Still) Win"
Donald Trump’s campaign is sinking quickly, but GOP support for right-wing authoritarianism is still going strong – particularly in Maine. Days after the Republican presidential candidate suggested during a televised debate that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton should be jailed, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, said that his political opponents should be imprisoned for “attempted murder.” The […]Read more "Maine Governor Goes Full Trump, Calls For Jailing Minimum Wage Advocates"
Grassroots and consumer organizations are in the final days of a giant battle with the payday lending industry, which appears to have pulled out all the stops to protect itself from tough new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Since March 2015, the CFPB has been working on the first federal rules for the […]Read more "A New Report Reveals The Real Story About Payday Lenders"
The Wisconsin Uprising. Occupy Wall Street. Keystone XL. Black Lives Matter. Add Standing Rock to the list of social movements spreading across the country and reshaping the political landscape. Since April, the Lakota/Dakota Standing Rock Sioux have been holding a spirit camp outside of Cannonball, North Dakota, to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. When […]Read more "Resistance Spreading Like Water Across The Great Plains"