Politics

Turkish Delight No More

The protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan mark a turning point in the country's democracy but find their roots in a complicated Cold War and Ottoman past. 

Two Cheers for the Supreme Court on LGBT Rights

The justices give us at least a couple of reasons to celebrate.  

The Wendy Davis Rebellion in Texas

In dramatic fashion, Texas women proved their political power—and gave progressives in the state new hope for the future.

Antonin Scalia Is Angry. Again.

His prediction from ten years ago has come true, and now he charges that the Court's liberals are just as hypocritical as he is.

After Supreme Court Ruling, the Long Walk to the Altar Continues

Today's pair of decisions is not the last word from the justices on same-sex marriage. But for the moment, the fight is back in the hands of the states.

A Supreme Court Darkly

The constitution has always been about the spirit of justice before it’s about the letter of the law. The Roberts Court is tarnishing all that. 

The Class-Based Future of Affirmative Action

Progressives must move on from the idea of race-based admissions policies. 

America's Fatigue in the Fight Against Racism

How John Roberts's ruling elevates white fatigue into constitutional law.

The Supreme Court's War on the Great Society

The ignoble American tradition of using "states' rights" to trump real, fundamental human rights carries on with the Roberts Court's decision gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ed Markey is Not Martha Coakley

This time, Massachusetts Democrats are likely to win the special election.

IRS Scandal Ends With a Whimper

It turns out that the IRS was "targeting" conservative and liberal groups alike. 

Yes, Justice Thomas, Affirmative Action Is Constitutional

The Supreme Court's most ardent originalist gives us a weak argument against the policy.

The War Next Door

Horrifying as the Syrian civil war is, Israel's best policy option is to stay out.

Is Racism Over? The Supreme Court says, "Who knows?"

On the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas.

SCOTUS On the Wrong Side of Workplace Harassment

Two employment law rulings have made it more difficult for harrassed employees to lodge complaints. 

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