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Past articles by Aída:

Congress Is Dragging Its Feet on Recognizing a Staffers’ Union

Congressional workers often struggle to get by, and they lack legal protections to organize and collectively bargain. → Read More

Making Mushrooms Legal

After 50 years of prohibition, some states are starting to challenge the federal government’s policy on psychedelic drugs. → Read More

After Zelensky’s Address, Lawmakers Call for Military Action

Most members of Congress oppose a no-fly zone, but some reacted to the Ukrainian president’s speech by considering more aggressive measures. → Read More

Congress Is Eager to Sanction Russia, Whatever the Cost

With an unprecedented array of sudden financial restrictions, ordinary Russians are carrying the burden of the global conflict. → Read More

How an Anti-War Statement Made DSA a Target

Everyone from Fox News to the White House has denounced the socialist organization for its statement opposing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Build Back Never

President Biden’s State of the Union address, rewritten at the last minute to focus on Ukraine, showed no signs of a new direction for domestic policy. → Read More

Progressive Democrats Are Gaining Ground in Texas

Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar have won prominent endorsements from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. → Read More

Democrats Are Facing an Uphill Battle

With the midterm elections on the horizon, the party is alienating its base and losing public confidence. → Read More

Henry Cuellar’s Corporate Ties

The Texas Democrat and members of his staff have unsettling links to the oil and private prison industries. → Read More

Members of Congress Shouldn’t Be Getting Rich From Trading Stocks

Last year, over a hundred members of Congress bought and sold nearly $290 million in stocks and beat the market. → Read More

Biden Is Still Refusing to Cancel Student Debt

In spite of his campaign promises to the contrary, the president is dragging his feet on lifting a burden weighing on millions of Americans. → Read More

Why Democrats Started Fixating on Inflation

Anticipating an impact on their electoral fortunes, Democrats are hoping to get ahead on a pressing question. → Read More

How Democrats Lost Build Back Better

Most Democrats, including progressives, are unwilling to reflect on the strategic errors they made along the way. → Read More

Jessica Cisneros Is the Future of the Democratic Party

A conversation with the 28-year-old human rights attorney, who will be facing one of the last anti-abortion, pro-gun Democrats left in Congress. → Read More

Potential Legislation on China Amounts to a New Cold War

The $250 billion "Innovation and Competition Act" leverages industrial policy to ratchet up militarization and potentially instigate global conflict. → Read More

The Democratic Party's "Failed Promises" to Immigrants

Democrats are poised to blow their last chance to establish protections for undocumented immigrants, an issue they’ve campaigned on for decades. → Read More

Conor Lamb Is a Centrist in Sheep’s Clothing

In spite of branding himself as a true-blue Democrat, the Pennsylvania representative has allied himself with Joe Manchin, voted with Republicans, and taken money from the fossil fuel industry. → Read More

The Biden Administration’s Sanctions Review Is a Joke

After nine months of investigation, the Treasury Department released seven pages doing little more than patting itself on the back. → Read More

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Holding Up the Democratic Agenda

Party leaders are caving to corporate pressure and ceding ground on an already dangerously low budget proposal. → Read More

Bernie Sanders on the Corporate Threat to American Democracy

In a press conference, the senator focused on the “wealthy and powerful special interests” spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to defeat the Democratic spending bill. → Read More