Politics

Walmart Does Something Good

By getting into money transfers, they'll offer low-income people a service with (slightly) more reasonable fees. Now why doesn't the Postal Service turn around and do the same thing?

With Cliven Bundy, the Right Is Reaping What It Sows

They may try to distance themselves from his racist comments, but they can't escape responsibility for him and people like him.

Let's Get Together

The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement further complicates an already flagging peace process.

The Religion of Unreason

Liberals are exasperated with conservatives' unwillingness to acknowledge fact about health care, and other things. But they'd better get used to it.

Justice Sotomayor's Powerful Defense of Equality

At heart, the dissenters in Schuette v. BAMN argue, a Michigan amendment outlawing affirmative action deprives minorities access to the political process.

Today In American Exceptionalism

Almost nowhere else is there such a tight link between class and opinions about cutting government.

Future of Television at Stake at Supreme Court Today

OK, that's a slight exaggeration. But the case of the scrappy, disruptive startup Aereo could alter the cable landscape.

Too Big to Fail. Not Too Strong.

Nomi Prins’s new book traces America’s propping up of banks since the robber barons.

How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws

From "reverse redlining" to selling out a pregnant teenager to her parents, the advance of technology could render obsolete our landmark civil-rights and anti-discrimination laws.

Manly Men Condemn Obama's Lack of Manliness

Here's what they ought to be asked next time they make this ridiculous argument.

A Chance to Remake the Fed

Two vacant slots offer progressives the opportunity to ensure the Board finally cracks down on Wall Street.

Race-Blind Admissions Are Affirmative Action for Whites

In 1994, University of Michigan rejected Jennifer Gratz, setting in motion the overturning of state's affirmative-action policy. Now, she's challenging a black student who's protesting her own rejection.

Republicans on the ACA: Wrong, but Rational

For the GOP, there's no real benefit in admitting Obamacare is working.

When Shareholder Capitalism Came to Town

The rise in inequality can be blamed on the shift from managerial to shareholder capitalism.

Would You Let a Robot Give You a Sponge Bath?

Most Americans think it would be a bad thing if robots provided aid for the sick and elderly. Here's why they'll come around.

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