Politics

Poetry As More Than Pretty Words

Katha Pollitt on Adrienne Rich 

Women Flee the GOP

The open attack on contraception has only hurt Republicans with this valuable constituency.

Will Obama Get Blamed for High Gas Prices?

Despite there being little for presidents to do to change gas prices, they often get blamed for them. But is the public getting smarter?

The Employer Strikes Back

In the lockout era, winning union representation is not a one-time thing.

A Grand Unified Theory of Romney

Does quantum mechanics explain Mitt Romney?

State of the Week: The Wisconsin Recall

What's next for Governor Scott Walker and other state news from around the country.

Paul Ryan's "Smoke and Mirrors"

The GOP congressman wants to slash the welfare state, but can't fathom a single cut he'd make to defense spending.

Today in Reasons to Be Killed If You're Black

An elderly African American veteran is shot for no reason at all.

Don't Wish For Judicial Overreach

Sometimes a devastating defeat is just a devastating defeat.

After the Affordable Care Act

What could happen if the mandate is struck down.

Willful Ignorance

An unnervingly large percentage of white America believes that blacks just need to "work harder" to succeed.

The '90s Are Back!

At the South by Southwest music festival, Millennials and Gen X unite.

It Takes an Election

Rallies can energize supporters of a cause, but rarely do they change policy.

Judges as Defendants, Directors as Judges

The Law in These Parts asks tough questions about the role of the courts in Israeli settlement policy.

Senate Dems in Trouble?

Political scientist's model predicts Republicans gaining a slight majority.

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