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Past articles by Briahna:

Bernie Sanders Asks the Right Question on Reparations: What Does It Mean?

Multiple 2020 candidates have now committed to reparations, but none have specifically committed to race-specific redress for historical harm. → Read More

Beyond the Rising Tide: Reparations for Slavery Has to Be More Than a Threat

The problem isn’t that universal programs can’t close the racial wealth gap. It’s that the programs backed by the Democratic Party don’t go far enough. → Read More

Ralph Northam Still Doesn’t Understand What it Takes to be Forgiven

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has spent more effort creating factual ambiguity around his yearbook photo than engaging in the hard work of penitence. → Read More

Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Her First Weeks in Washington

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Ryan Grim and Briahna Joy Gray for an in-depth conversation about her new life on Capitol Hill. → Read More

A Problem for Kamala Harris: Can a Prosecutor Become President in the Age of Black Lives Matter?

The regressive reality of what a prosecutors to is proving difficult for Harris to rationalize. → Read More

What’s The Matter With the Democratic Party? Just Watch Pelosi and Schumer Respond to Trump’s Wall Speech.

The Democratic Party struggles to keep even in a rhetorical battle it should be winning by a landslide. → Read More

Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?

Democrats' focus on personalities and demographics over a popular progressive policy agenda and an anti-establishment sentiment may bring defeat in 2020. → Read More

Calling Out Racist Voters Is Satisfying. But It Comes at a Political Cost.

Bernie Sanders’s clumsy comments about voters in Florida and Georgia reignited a debate on how politicians talk about racism. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Environmental Activists in Protest at Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Office

Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to break with decorum and join the protesters could, paradoxically, open up space for her to support Pelosi on the House floor. → Read More

In Victory, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Showed That Authentic Progressive Values Can Redefine Political Reality

On a night filled with hard losses, it was easy to forget that coming so close to victory in places seen as irredeemable also represented progress. → Read More

Both of Mississippi’s Senate Seats Are Up For Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention.

In failing to support the two Senate candidates in Mississippi, Democrats ignored the political opportunities presented by black voters in red states. → Read More

What Elizabeth Warren Still Doesn’t Get

Rather than defend her Native ancestry, Warren should acknowledge that diversity means more than genetics. → Read More

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Admits That the Reasonable Doubt Standard Doesn’t Apply to Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

In her remarks to the Senate on Friday, Murkowski said Kavanaugh's behavior failed to meet the standard set by the Code of Conduct for United State Judges. → Read More

Presumption of Innocence Is for Privileged Men Like Brett Kavanaugh, Not Laquan McDonald or the Central Park Five

Trump's defense of Kavanaugh shows he doesn't care about due process unless it's for men like himself. He sees privilege as their shared birthright. → Read More

Here’s What Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Gets Wrong About the Evidence Against Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh is not on trial. But it's irresponsible that Rachel Mitchell's memo says she wouldn't prosecute him, when there's been no investigation. → Read More

The Unbearable Dishonesty of Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh’s choice to lie about things that are easily disproved speaks to a kind of hubris, or entitlement, that’s fitting to someone of his pedigree. → Read More

Democratic Socialist Nomiki Konst Announces Campaign for New York City Public Advocate

The former Bernie Sanders surrogate says being a political outsider makes her the best choice for the “watchdog” role. → Read More

Beware the Race Reductionist

In the debates over the proper role of identity politics, efforts to use identity to derail class-based projects have been widely overlooked. → Read More

As Twitter Suspends Alex Jones, Should We Worry About Silicon Valley Regulating Speech?

Sam Biddle, Glenn Greenwald, and Briahna Joy debate how the left should consider free speech issues in the context of powerful online platforms. → Read More

You Say You Want a Revolution? The Anti-Capitalist Film “Sorry to Bother You” Shows the Way

Boots Riley's absurdist comedy about labor organizing is a road map for progressive movement building. → Read More