Why the Left Should Welcome a Debate Over Trans Women in Sports
LGBTQ activists should welcome it as a chance to once more change hearts and minds.
Working-Class Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of Soaring Gas Prices
Higher gas prices disproportionately affect rural America and the working class.
Work From Home Isn't Just for Elites. It's a Revolution Rural America Needs
The coastal myopia is hiding one of the biggest benefits. It's not about stop the spread of COVID anymore, but about encouraging the spread of talented Americans—back to rural America.
Liberals Sneer at Rural America—Then Expect Our Votes
Resorting to stereotypes about "poor, illiterate... strung out" hicks in the hills and hollows is out of order. Let's call it what it is: bigotry. And it's why Democrats continue to lose in states like West Virginia.
The Astonishing Hypocrisy of Anti-Masking Conservatives
There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding on the part of the pro-virus crowd about rights verses responsibilities.
Stop Calling AOC a Hypocrite. She's a Politician—a Good One
AOC is no hypocrite for taking her branding to the Met Gala; she is is a politician, and a very savvy one at that.
I'm Gay. I Applaud Matt Damon for Becoming a Better Person.
There is dignity and humanity in changing your mind. I want people everywhere to do what Matt Damon did. The Left should want that, too.
Take It From a Working-Class American: Polarization Is an Elite Phenomenon
What divides us is not so great that we cannot shrug off the yoke of division and unite to demand a better future for all of us, regardless of which side of this culture war we've been fighting on.
A White Teen Was Killed by Cops. Working Class Lives Need to Matter, Too
Like George Floyd before him and Eric Garner before him and Michael Brown before him, Hunter Brittain was killed in cold blood by the police who ostensibly were there to protect him.
'You Changed This Town.' Coming Out in Appalachia
I hope I in my own small part made it possible for today's LGBT youth to live lives free of the bullying, the ostracizing, the hate that I experienced in the early '00s.
The Democrats Have an Elitism Problem. Sheldon Whitehouse Exposed It
No matter how many platitudes and mantras they may repeat, wealthy white liberals are, at the end of the day, wealthy and white. Their interests are not the same as those of us in the working class.
Biden Is Teaching Democrats How to Talk to the Working Class Again
President Biden gave a masterclass in how Democrats up and down the ballot and from sea to shining sea should talk to voters.
Caitlyn Jenner's Campaign Spells the End of Identity Politics
It is time we eschew identity politics and engage with the real conflict, that between the wealthy who control the economy and the workers they depend on to make them money.
I Grew Up Gay in the South. The Left Should Embrace—Not Mock—Evangelicals
To sneer at Robertson or anyone on the right for expressing support for one cause or policy without embracing the broader social and political agenda of the left is to miss an opportunity to engage a potential ally and affect substantive policy change.
Coastal Progressives: Your Boycott of Georgia Is Hurting Our Cause
Punishing red states for passing bad laws might seem like good politics from New York or Los Angeles, but it actually harms those of us living in and working to make these states fairer, more equitable places.
We Need a GI Bill for Gen Z
A boost into adulthood is the least we can do given that we've asked our children to sacrifice one of the best years of their lives. They largely came through for us. Now it's time we return the favor.
Meghan Markle Is a Uniquely American Hero
Americans love an underdog, and a Black girl from inner-city Los Angeles taking on the British Monarchy is the epitome of a David versus Goliath tale. And David versus Goliath tales are the stuff American legends are made of.
The GOP's Fight for the Working Class Is Just Another Culture War
The only way to defeat the Republican culture war is by fighting a class war of our own.