Popular uprising have ramifications that go beyond immediate legislative results, and they can alter the climate of political debate.
Like those of Black Lives Matter activists today, King’s methods were widely criticized— even when they were effective.
Like Bernie Sanders today, Martin Luther King, Jr. considered launching a presidential campaign to oppose military interventionism and promote democratic socialism. Here’s why he decided against it.
Whether or not you think genetically modified crops could someday have a role in sustainable agriculture, Monsanto's abuses of corporate power deserve condemnation.
Despite offering an opportunity to skewer exceptionalist arrogance, the shutdown was not a good thing. Nevertheless, it did provide some illuminating lessons in American politics.
There is something uniquely disturbing about an industry that not only has incentive to push for war as part of its business plan, but also possesses the lobbying power to move lawmakers who might otherwise object to White House designs.
If politicians in Washington, DC refuse to talk about our warming planet, how do we shift the climate of national debate?
Economists love to talk about incentives. In this case, such limits would motivate CEOs to augment the pay of their janitors, secretaries, and cashiers for a simple reason: Their own raises would depend on it.
Seeing drafts of new trade agreements that enhance corporate power could move people to similarly rash displays of democracy.
The signs tell us that a climate crisis has arrived in the natural world. The question is: When will this translate into a crisis in the political world?