Stories by Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier is professor of politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books). subscribe to Peter Dreier's feed

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

In Donald Trump's America, greed is good.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

I must have forgotten to pick it up.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A gathering 57 years ago became the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It isn’t clear if he’s trying to convince his interviewer or himself.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

We've had demagogues before but never in the Oval Office. The resistance begins now.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The ongoing protests at the White House played a crucial role in women winning the right to vote.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2016, Source:

If we hope to save our democracy, activists, politicians, the press and everyday citizens must fight to defend it.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Our stance must be one of resistance and opposition.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This nation has survived political crises before, and it will again if progressives refrain from pointing fingers and start organizing.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

An appreciation of the legendary political activist.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump's chronic anti-Semitism is often overlooked among the laundry list of the GOP candidate's bigotry and offensive comments.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

The Donald’s real political goal is to make it impossible for Hillary Clinton to govern.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

One hundred years after Margaret Sanger opened the nation’s first birth-control clinic, Republicans are still attacking Planned Parenthood.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump bears a striking resemblance to Yertle the Turtle.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Ironically, the insults are likely to do more damage than the scandals.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Hillary Clinton may make history as the nation’s first woman president, but so can the many women running for Senate this year, who may break a record of their own.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"You should be criminally investigated."

Posted on: Sep 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Peter Dreier has learned the exact location of Trump's birth: third base.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Fear of a female president is still going strong in 2016.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Donald Trump’s vision of America clashes sharply with the original intent behind the Pledge of Allegiance, penned during the Gilded Age to promote equity, tolerance, and progressive ideals.