Pelosi’s Leadership Kept Democrats in Line ou know the whispering about someone like Jane Kim challenging Nancy Pelosi from the left in a 2018 Democratic primary? That challenge wasn’t happening before last week; after she saved Obamacare, anybody deeming Pelosi politically vulnerable is living with alternative facts. Nancy Pelosi did as much if not more […]
Absent accountability for police who wrongfully kill—and police departments’ failure to even keep accurate numbers on killings is part of this—the United States will continue to lead the world in police killings.
Randy Shaw: Many assumed that activism around local issues would diminish as attention shifted to Trump. But this has not much happened.
Randy Shaw: Progressive politicians should pay a price when they betray progressive interests. And a lack of accountability has been a problem. But the attacks against Warren’s vote are far out of proportion.
Randy Shaw: Americans failure to vote in 2010 and 2014. built Republican power. So why does Obama think that these Americans will go to the polls to vote out Republicans in 2018?
Randy Shaw: The most urban-oriented President to take office since John Kennedy or perhaps Teddy Roosevelt delivered surprising little to the struggling residents of America’s cities.
Randy Shaw: Pundits accusing Trump of being disconnected from political reality need to look at their own inaccurate perspective on this election.
Randy Shaw: In the 1970’s people began restoring rundown Victorians and Brownstones not because they suddenly read Jane Jacobs, but rather because the times brought a recognition of the virtues of preserving historic structures.
s California’s housing crisis worsens, the state’s allocation of $400 million for affordable housing is on life support. That’s because the $400 million was conditioned upon passage of Governor Brown’s housing “as of right” plan, and a labor, environmental and tenant coalition is battling the proposal without a backup plan to secure the desperately needed new […]
Randy Shaw: Reagan’s drastic housing cuts in 1981 turned a worsening urban affordability crisis into the nation’s worst mass homelessness since the Great Depression.
Randy Shaw: The past 50 years has seen remarkable growth in Latino political power, electoral clout, and in unionized Latino workers; sadly, the plight of farmworkers has declined since the UFW’s high point at the end of the 1970’s.
ince Chicago activists forced cancellation of a Donald Trump rally on the University of Illinois, Chicago campus, pundits have been questioning the strategic savvy and fairness of such action. I wrote The Activist’s Handbook and other books assessing social change strategies. I am struck by the importance of the protests and the wrongness of the pundits’ […]
Randy Shaw: In virtually every presidential election since Reagan, the media has framed the contest around the candidates’ ability to attract “white working class votes.” The term “Reagan Democrats” never applied to African-Americans or Latinos, only whites.