Three simple rules to make progressive arguments more persuasive

Posted on August 12, 2020

There has never been a time when it’s more important to persuade our fellow Americans. Right now, we can save one-hundred-thousand Americans from dying of COVID-19. We can win the most crucial presidential election...


Opening Schools is Nuts

Posted on July 29, 2020

Once more, Donald Trump is politicizing the coronavirus. He and his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, are pushing to quickly open schools for regular in-person instruction. He even went so far as to rewrite the...


Tearing down monuments to the past

Posted on July 16, 2020

Burr: And when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Burr and Men: Who tells your story? Angelica and Women: Who tells your story? The most insightful thing in the play...


Trumpism is a death cult

Posted on July 1, 2020

With Donald Trump’s supporters jammed together and unmasked, campaign rallies in Tulsa and Phoenix have demonstrated once again just how carelessly Trump and his people treat the global coronavirus pandemic. They truly do not...


Do any lives matter to conservatives?

Posted on June 17, 2020

At this moment, America faces two huge policy crises: the coronavirus pandemic and the denial of fundamental civil rights. Both are matters of right and wrong, struggles between good and evil. And in both...


The virus of racism

Posted on June 4, 2020

Originally posted on Twitter by Emilia Strong Sykes, Ohio House Minority Leader As a country, we have two viruses that are disproportionately killing Black people right now: the coronavirus and racism. After the deaths of...


Get people to wear the damn masks

Posted on May 19, 2020

COVID-19 has killed more than 90,000 Americans so far and, due to his numerous lies and mistakes, Donald Trump is substantially to blame. Let us focus on one particular catastrophic mistake, discouraging Americans from...


Vote-by-mail is the answer

Posted on May 6, 2020

For many Americans, vote-by-mail will be a matter of life and death come November. There will be no widely available vaccine by then, and even if an anti-viral medicine is proven broadly effective this...


The essential message against Trump and conservatives

Posted on April 22, 2020

Trump and his conservative allies have trapped themselves in a course of action and a debate that have the potential to destroy them come November, if only progressives understand and engage. Over and over,...


Demand data about racial disparities in COVID-19 testing and treatment

Posted on April 8, 2020

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the great majority of state health departments have not been releasing information about the race and ethnicity of people who have tested positive or...