Sanders Delegates Join Fight to Keep NY Presidential Primary

If New York succeeds in canceling the presidential primary, the hundreds of passionate, committed volunteers who worked with Simran and Kathryn to get Bernie Sanders on the New York ballot will likely feel that all their efforts were for nothing; they could not only become demoralized, but stop being involved in political activism.

Now that Joe Biden is the Nominee, How Do We Save Democracy?

It’s time to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s candidate for president. Now we must decide what to do in November. Replacing him at the convention is not on the table, and wasting time with anti-democratic fantasies won’t help our movement at all.

Medicare for All and Trans Equality

On March 1st, Pete Buttigieg ended his 2020 presidential bid. During the campaign, much fanfare was made of Pete Buttigieg being an openly gay candidate. However, Buttigieg has been vocal in his opposition to Medicare for All, Bernie Sanders’ signature policy proposal which would provide coverage to all Americans. Health care is especially important to the transgender community.

Medicaid Cuts, MMT, and Medicare for All

New York State governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced cuts to Medicaid. This wouldn't happen in a federally funded health care program --here's why.

Bill Mitchell and Louisa Connors: Framing MMT Requires A Language Shift

A 2017 article by Louisa Connors and William Mitchell suggests that progressives need to change the way they talk about policy proposals to bring them in line with Modern Monetary Theory. Read on to learn the basics of their argument and why and how progressives should reframe this debate.

The Working Families Party Endorsement of Elizabeth Warren Creates a Controversy of Transparency

The Working Families Party's endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President in September 2019 provoked a massive protest by Bernie Sanders supporters. But this wasn't a case of sour grapes -- there was a lack of transparency that made this endorsement suspect.

How Compromise Killed the New Deal Coalition

FDR made a fatal error when he backed off of anti-lynching legislation to appease Southern Democrats. Today's progressives can make a new, stronger coalition that isn't tainted by racism.

How Social Work School Turned Me into a Progressive

I've been a progressive all my life, but it wasn't until I went to social work school that I learned what that meant and why I needed to get involved with politics. Learn how social work school changed my life and helped me develop a broader understanding of how to empower young people.