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Grassroots Policy Project1 day ago
We are delighted that Michelle Alexander is a new Op Ed writer for the New York Times. Her debut column is a winner: "The disorienting nature of Trump’s presidency has already managed to obscure what should be an obvious fact: Viewed from the broad sweep of history, Donald Trump is the resistance. We are not." What we are is "a new nation struggling to be born: a multiracial, multiethnic, multifaith, egalitarian democracy in which every life and every voice truly matters."
Grassroots Policy Project2 days ago
"Just as in the 1970s, when postwar liberalism was experiencing ideological exhaustion, opening a space for new conservative think tanks pushing neoliberal political economy, we are witnessing something similar today with the roles reversed. With the institutional and ideological exhaustion of the Right, and more broadly of neoliberalism, it is now left think tanks that are filling the void with new ideas and policies in response to this decline."