Politics

The Road Forward on Immigration Reform

If Republicans offer citizenship to Dreamers but not their parents, should Democrats take the deal?

Ezra Klein's Blind Spot

He argues that the poor are more influential in Washington than ever. That's just not true.

Our Failure to Stop You from Voting Means We Weren't Trying to Stop You from Voting

The latest Republican argument on voter suppression laws, and why it's wrong

Houston Rockets Pre-K to Top of the Priority List

In Texas's Harris County, a major early childhood education initiative offers a test case for the rest of the country.

Six Charts that Explain Why Our Prison System Is So Insane

Why is the United States the world leader in sending citizens to prison?

Slow and Steady Wins the Anti-Keystone XL Race

The southern end of the tar-sands pipeline is mostly completed, but the opposition is just getting started.

The Unsettling Question of Israeli Settlements

The recent announcement of ramped-up building efforts in the West Bank looms over peace talks as they begin in Jerusalem today.  

A Break in Teach for America’s Ranks

Last month, activists launched the first national campaign against the organization—which isn't backing down anytime soon.

Near-Death Experiences Getting Slightly Less Mysterious

But there's still publishing gold in them thar clouds.

When Everyone Wanted to Be "Tough on Crime"

Looking back at the 1990s, when Democrats were gripped by the terror of being tagged as "soft on crime."

Bloomberg's Stop-And-Frisk Program Is Unconstitutional

A United States District Court Judge explains why the New York City Police Department must stop conducting stop-and-frisk searches.  

Paying It Forward on Student Debt

A new idea for making college affordable is attracting supporters—and detractors—in state capitals across the nation.

Fashioning Justice for Bangladesh

Western multinationals are behind disasters like the Bangladesh factory collapse. Will public outrage and a new labor agreement lead to improvements for workers?

The Return of One of the GOP's Dumbest Ideas

The balanced budget amendment is back, and just as idiotic as ever.

Promises Aren't Enough to Deter Campus Sexual Assault

As a recent report at Yale shows, voluntary resolution agreements won't stop rape.

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