2012: What's Ahead?

Will Young Voters Steal the Show in 2012? Maybe, If Lawmakers Listen

by Jamilah King on Dec 22, 2011 9:56AM

Operatives from both parties will be courting young voters in 2012, but it's crucial to understand what drives young people to political action in the first place.

Topics: Politics, 2012: What's Ahead?

Our Economy Was Built on Bull. Until We Admit That, We're Screwed

by Kai Wright on Dec 21, 2011 10:00AM

We have organized society around a misguided belief in unfettered growth and unrestrained capitalism. The question of 2012 must be how we begin building a society based on something different.

Topics: 2012: What's Ahead?, Economy, Kai Wright

The 2012 Attack on Reproductive Rights Will Trade on Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 20, 2011 9:57AM

2011 has featured a string of hard-fought, local battles to protect poor women's access to reproductive health care. That won't change next year, and poor women of color will again be in the crossfire.

Topics: Gender, Health, Gender & Sexuality, 2012: What's Ahead?

How Immigrants Forced Media to Treat Them Like Humans in 2011

by Mónica Novoa on Dec 20, 2011 9:45AM

This year we gained valuable allies in our fight to add humane language into the discourse on immigration. But there's much more to come in 2012.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, 2012: What's Ahead?

The Arc Is Bending Toward Justice. But That Doesn't Make Our Work Easier

by Rinku Sen on Dec 19, 2011 9:43AM

Quiet as it's kept, we're making real progress toward a just society. So next year, writes Rinku Sen, I'm keeping three imperatives: avoid triumphalism, put an explicit racial analysis front and center in national debates, and fight like hell.

Topics: Movement, Politics, 2012: What's Ahead?