Black Workers Matter: Organize the South

Black Workers Matter: Organize the South

On September 14 and 15, 2015, the Black Worker Initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies held a two-day convening on race and organizing at the historic Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, which has a decades-long tradition of progressive...
Authorities Too Quick To Rule Out Terrorism in Chapel Hill Shooting

Authorities Too Quick To Rule Out Terrorism in Chapel Hill Shooting

Three beautiful young Americans in North Carolina, smart, funny, two of them thrilled with their new marriage, all of them looking ahead to new schools, new careers. Just the age of the young Kayla Mueller, held hostage by ISIS and killed before or by a Jordanian...
Just Don’t Say Climate Change

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

Our weather keeps getting weirder. We’re seeing record-busting heat waves, droughts, thaws, and forest fires, freakish “derecho” storms, and spring striking weeks too early. Most of these trends are either caused or exacerbated by another, underlying...
The African-American Swing State

The African-American Swing State

The list of 2012 swing states includes Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado. Whichever candidate carries these “battlegrounds,” where neither presidential candidate currently has a clear lead, will...
Bank of America’s Healthier Roots

Bank of America’s Healthier Roots

The father of Bank of America wouldn’t recognize it today. The “built-to-last” institution he founded has turned into a “built-to-loot” operation obsessed with short-term gains. Amadeo P. Giannini built Bank of America into the first...
Buyer’s Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse

The latest local and state elections results suggest that voters have second thoughts about the tea party’s political agenda. Consider the following: In Ohio, unions scored a victory. Voters elected tea-party-backed John Kasich as their Republican governor last...