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How to Stop Trump: Lessons From the Tea Party
Donald Trump represents a grave threat to liberal democratic values. On Capitol Hill, Republicans are falling in line and some moderate Democrats have signaled a willingness to cut deals. But ordinary Americans have the power to resist. We know this is true because we have seen local, grassroots...
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Women On the March
Vowing to "stand up and fight back" against the coming horrors, hundreds of thousands of women along with men are gearing up to march on Washington Saturday. Because we have in fact been here before, they will be following in the determined footsteps of a now-largely-forgotten 1913 New York to...
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Moving Beyond Resistance
In the very early morning hours of November 9 , when we learned that Donald Trump—however improbably and perhaps illegitimately—would be the next president of the United States, a battle broke out inside my head. It is still raging on. It’s a battle for control of my life. On one side is a...
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Building the Institutions for Revolt
Politics is a game of fear. Those who do not have the ability to make power elites afraid do not succeed. All of the movements that opened up the democratic space in America—the abolitionists, the suffragists, the labor movement, the communists, the socialists, the anarchists and the civil rights...
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Infinite Hope: We're Not Done
Bunch of thugs from Atlanta graduating with honors from one of the best universities in the world. F rom # defendthe5th. On this fraught and bittersweet Martin Luther King Day, John Lewis is still fighting against the lunacy of the times - and having been unwisely trashed by the clueless tweeter-...
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We Can Learn So Much From Nature
If you fly over a forest and look down, you'll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun's beneficence!...
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Why This Nuclear Engineer Says Every Nuke Plant in the US Should Be Shut Down Yesterday
The good—the very good —energy news is that the Indian Point nuclear power plants 26 miles north of New York City will be closed in the next few years under an agreement reached between New York State and the plants’ owner, Entergy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long been calling for the...
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"When Progressives Show Up, We Win": Berniecrats Make Huge Gains in California
The Democratic Party has for far too long neglected local and state politics. Now, having given the pursuit of the presidency primacy over grassroots organizing — having chosen a top-down approach rather than a bottom-up approach — the party is virtually powerless at all levels. "In addition to...
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Eight Days That Could Shake the World: Restraining Trump from Taking Office
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to resolve potential conflicts of interest without divesting himself of ownership of his business empire, announced at a news conference on Wednesday morning, makes clear that the moment he takes the oath of office on January 20, he will be acting in violation of...
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This Is Going To Be A Fight
Bloomberg photo Trump's first cataclysmic "press conference" revealed the tawdry depths to which we've already sunk, including the spectacle of CNN getting snarlingly shut down and NO other journalist in the room having the chutzpah to challenge it - aka "Trump Just Shot Jim Acosta in the Middle of...
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