Cancel Student Loan Debt. Bail Out Regular People.

Even writing off every penny of student debt would cost less than Trump’s tax giveaways for corporations and the rich.

A Five-Alarm Emergency for Democracy

The GOP’s voter suppression laws are working. They need to be stopped before more states adopt them.

The Filibuster Is Busted. Time to Scrap It.

Letting small minorities of senators block things most Americans support delivers obstruction, not bipartisanship.

Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’

Prison gerrymandering inflates the political representation of districts that host prisons — without any say from the people inside them.

Rural Towns Deserve Better Than Prison Jobs

Rural prison towns need jobs. There are better ones than guarding people in cages.

Killing to Show That Killing Is Wrong

As Arizona’s push to revive Nazi-era gas executions shows, the death penalty is barbaric.

Humanizing the People Police Kill

The standard, often unreliable reporting on police killings dehumanizes victims — a fact my own family knows too well.

Voter Suppression Is An Attack On Democracy — And My Faith

My faith teaches me to stand with the marginalized, whose voting rights are now under sustained assault.

Biden Needs to Keep His Promises on Immigration

The new administration has made some welcome changes, but Biden isn’t living up to all his promises — especially on detention.

Mass Incarceration Is Declining — But Not For Women

The next administration needs to address this crisis and the war on drugs driving it.

Tax the Rich. School the Children. Pay the Teachers.

After making the case that universal preschool is even more important under the pandemic, advocates easily won the vote by a 64-36 margin.

Alarming New Report Exposes Dangerous Link Between Fossil-Fueled Politicians and Anti-Protest Laws

Muzzling Dissent exposes the money trail linking corporate lobbyists, elected officials, and anti-protest laws.

A Bittersweet Hispanic Heritage Month

This year, we’re facing high COVID-19 infection rates, job losses, and voter suppression. But we are resilient.

Save Lives. Fill Out Your Census.

Taking the census ensures your community gets its fair share of funding — and representation — during the pandemic and beyond.

I Was Tear Gassed in Portland — and Not Just by Feds

Police departments are over-militarized at the local level, too. Ending the 1033 program is one way to change that.

Land of the Unfree

This July 4, let’s lay claim to the freedom and equality we’ve celebrated for centuries, but seldom practiced.

A Simple Solution for the Coronavirus Crisis in Prisons

Prison infection rates are out of control. We must release more vulnerable and low-risk people now if we’re serious about public safety.

The Next Coronavirus Bill Must Protect the 2020 Election

We need no-excuse absentee voting now — and that’s the bare minimum.

Advisory: 80 Experts Agree Green New Deal, Youth Climate Movement Keys to Defeating the Global Far-Right

Join a press call with international experts on the prospects for rolling back far-right movements in 2020.

Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections

When turnout climbs, Republicans lose. No wonder they’re closing polling places and purging voters all over the country.

    More Firefighters, Fewer Prisons

    The San Francisco Chronicle | August 20, 2021

    Let’s Get Rid of the Police

    The Progressive | July 13, 2021

    A Bittersweet Hispanic Heritage Month

    Latino Rebels | October 8, 2020

    Florida finds another way to deter voting

    Florida Times-Union | October 6, 2019

    El Paso rampage isn’t just about guns

    Waco Tribune-Herald | August 23, 2019

    In mass shootings, motive matters

    Seattle Times | August 22, 2019

    Let Incarcerated People Vote

    Common Dreams | May 15, 2019

    It’s Time to Protect Consumers from Toxic Chemicals

    The Fairborn (OH) Daily Herald | December 30, 2010