Stories by Sara Robinson

Sara Robinson is a social futurist, journalist and former editor of AlterNet's Visions page. Follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Sara Robinson's feed

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The time has come for blue America to go Galt.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What's at stake isn't just women's liberty—it's yours, too.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Nobody ever makes it on their own in America.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are fighting a rear-guard action against one of the most revolutionary changes in human history.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

25 years ago, a group of writers and scientists offered their visions of today's world. What did they get right? And what did they miss?

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Free-market capitalism was supposed to save us from the tyranny of faceless apparatchiks. But that's not what happened.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Often, religion offers much that progressives need to build movements for change.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but we're headed that way now. How did that happen?

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's time for pro-choice men to step up -- because our choices change their lives, too.

Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In one short decade, home ownership has gone from being the Holy Grail of middle-class financial achievement to a very risky financial ball-and-chain.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The education of our children is a core cultural and political choice that reflects the deepest differences between liberals and conservatives.

Posted on: May 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some new ideas and big questions are defining our economic future.

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Flowers are nice, but this Mother's Day, what I really want is for these immature boys to grow up already.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We may not share their theology, but right-wing religion teaches powerful lessons on courage, confidence and foresight that we could stand to learn.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The author offers one of her periodic assessments of America's potential to go fascist. And the news is better than it's been in years.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new book makes a strong case that nobody ever makes it on their own in America.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a world where kids are starving and ice caps are melting, how can people spend $5K on shoes?

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Successful change movements run on diversity. Here are the essential skill sets no revolution can win without.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Did Rick Santorum just declare the next right-wing crusade?

Posted on: Apr 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a time of huge change and uncertainty, we need to think about the future as clearly as possible. Here's where we most often get it wrong.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Religion is alive and well in the 21st century -- but it also looks very different now.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The war on women is also an effort to permanently give politicians, religious authorities, accountants, and your boss a seat in your doctor's exam room.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An abusive, out-of-control, rageaholic GOP broke our country by shattering our trust in democracy and in ourselves.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A long-term trend toward smaller houses is well underway -- with huge implications for the future of our cities.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

One hundred fifty years of research proves that shorter work hours actually raise productivity and profits -- and overtime destroys them. So why do we still do this?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sightline Institute’s Alan Durning discusses hope, fear and how we can keep making progress when change seems impossible.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There's only one way to demonstrate who America's producers and parasites really are. It's time to go Galt.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These outdated laws forbid sustainable choices -- and here's what you can do to change them.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Conservative bishops and Congressmen are fighting a rear-guard action against one of the most revolutionary changes in human history.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some of the things we learned back at the Big U don't work at all on the political street.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Stop waiting around, because "normal" as we know it isn't coming back.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The world is changing quickly, and we need to help steer it according to our shared values -- our vision of what might be.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2010, Source: Blog for Our Future

It's not fascism yet; but if the Tea Party manages to get its hands on the levers of power, it will be.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010, Source: Blog for Our Future

Getting to the bottom of why the conservatives are taking out after the Muslim community now -- nine full years after 9/11.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2010, Source: Blog for Our Future

You've heard the latest one, right? The one about how President Obama deliberately blew up the Deepwater Horizon to pass an energy bill?

Posted on: May 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In his new book, journalist Alexander Zaitchik examines the character and career of the shock jock at the center of the far-right's churning cultural storm.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: Campaign for America's Future

It's time to openly confront the fact that conservatives have spent the past 40 years systematically delegitimizing the very idea of US government.