National Politics

Stop Responding to Trump?

Posted July 30, 2019 by

Trump Tweets Crowd Out Core Progressive Issues I have a question for progressive activists: How do we stop President Trump from controlling the news cycle when we put aside our own agendas to respond to his tweets? This past weekend
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“Right to Shelter” is Wrong for California

Posted July 23, 2019 by

Housing, Not Shelters, Remains Best Solution to Homelessness In response to rising homelessness,  key California politicians are drawing the wrong conclusions about what needs to be done.  Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who heads Governor Newsom’s Commission on Homelessness, is leading
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Winning Boomers Over on Housing

Posted July 9, 2019 by

4 Arguments to Influence Progressive Boomers In Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America I describe how boomer homeowners in over a dozen progressive cities have worsened the urban housing crisis. Boomers have stopped neighborhoods
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Mark Janus Wants His Union Dues Back

Posted July 9, 2019 by

This piece first appeared in Capital and Main. A year after Janus v. AFSCME, right-to-work forces organize against organized labor in California. MARK JANUS GOT THE SUPERHERO TREATMENT during a June 27 gathering of the conservative faithful at a meeting
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