Building a New Populism in the Era of Trump

Building a New Populism in the Era of Trump

Imagine you’re standing in line for the American Dream. You work hard, sometimes in dangerous jobs. You lead a moral life. But the line is stalling, even moving backwards. Yet you see newcomers up front — some of them immigrants and people of color. Maybe you’ve...
Election Debrief: Next Steps for the Progressive Movement

Election Debrief: Next Steps for the Progressive Movement

The election is over. Racism, xenophobia, corporate greed, climate change, inequities and inequality – too name just a few challenges – are still with us. So how do we maintain our collective momentum and what are our next steps to positively transform our nation...
Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched...
Swing Voters Want Wall Street Reform

Swing Voters Want Wall Street Reform

The word “Wall Street” was uttered only once in the final presidential debate — by Donald Trump when he complained about who he thought was funding TV ads against him. And yet Wall Street is clearly on the minds of many voters. A recent poll of likely voters in four...
Debates Debrief: What’s Missing, What’s Next

Debates Debrief: What’s Missing, What’s Next

Have you found it challenging to make sense of what was and wasn’t covered in these debates? Our community of activist-scholars and allies are here to help. Come for a discussion led by IPS experts, such as Sarah Anderson, Karen Dolan, Sanho Tree, and Phyllis...
The Debate’s Top Five Inequality Moments

The Debate’s Top Five Inequality Moments

White House hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold radically different ideas on how to create an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthiest among us. These differences were on full display Monday night as Presidential debate moderator Lester Holt...
Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Teddy Roosevelt

Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Teddy Roosevelt

(Photo: Marc Nozell/Flickr) Hillary Clinton’s proposal to strengthen the federal estate tax is the best idea yet to reverse our national drift toward extreme wealth inequality. Clinton proposes an expansion of the federal estate tax, our nation’s only levy on the...
Debunking the Presidential Debate

Debunking the Presidential Debate

de·bunk dēˈbəNGk/ verb 1. expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief). “the magazine that debunks claims of the paranormal” o reduce the inflated reputation of (someone), especially by ridicule. “comedy takes delight in debunking...
Candidates Need to Fall in Line With Queerer, Browner Electorate

Candidates Need to Fall in Line With Queerer, Browner Electorate

Where candidates stand on issues of gender and sexuality, and the ways in which that’ll play out in the voting booth this November will be very different than in past presidential campaigns. The days of the either/or binary are over. The idea that both sexual...
Presidential Politicians Are All Bark, No Bite on CEO Pay

Presidential Politicians Are All Bark, No Bite on CEO Pay

Politicians love to beat up on overpaid CEOs. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Republican presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at executives of bailed-out banks, calling for their pay to be cut to the salary level of the President of the United...