Politics

Can Reformers Save Our Election System from the Supreme Court?

Slowly but steadily, SCOTUS is decimating every legal justification for campaign-finance rules.

The Brothers Koch: Family Drama and Disdain for Democracy

Lawsuits are the billionaire brothers’ weapon of choice—against each other—writes Daniel Schulman in his first-rate new bio. But buying our democracy, and maybe killing it, is pure self-interest.

UPDATED: Dangerous Amendment Amounting to Declaration of War Put Forward

Fox News furnished the pictures, and it looks like Representative Duncan Hunter wants to furnish the war.

Would a Softer Managerial Style Have Saved Jill Abramson?

Will the ousted New York Times executive editor be deemed a relic of times past, as younger women lean into female stereotypes to climb the career ladder?

After the Revolution, the Tea Party Struggles for Purpose

What do Tea Partiers do when the drama of storming the barricades fades to ordinary politics?

I Have Seen the Future, and It's 'Wisdom Journalism'

A new book argues it's no longer enough for journalists simply to transmit information.

Every Great American City Deserves a Shot—Including Detroit

Policymakers should remember the core lesson from New York City's fiscal crisis: The key to recovery is investment—not austerity.

Meet the Doctor Who Went to Jail to Save North Carolina Lives

There is right, and there is wrong. And having to watch patients die because legislators refused the administration's Medicaid expansion—that's just wrong, says physician Charlie van der Horst.

Meet the Doctor Who Went to Jail to Save North Carolina Lives

There is right, and there is wrong. And having to watch patients die because legislators refused the administration's Medicaid expansion—that's just wrong, says physician Charlie van der Horst.

Et Tu, Jet Blue? The Airlines' War on the 99%

Yes, air travel is getting even worse for regular people. That's because the wealthy are taking up all the space.

Moral Monday Movement Gears Up for Round Two

As the North Carolina state legislature reopens on May 14 with no ideological reversal in sight, the Monday takeovers of the rotunda will resume. So, likely, will the arrests.

The Clear-Eyed Utopianism of Ellen Willis

One of her work's most salutary effects is its reminder that to cut yourself off from utopian impulses is to die a little.

Why Republicans Should Go Ahead and Raise Money Off Benghazi

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, politicos gotta politicize. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Cannes Looks a Lot Like Hollywood: The Power Belongs to Men

At the glamorous French film festival, as at the Oscars, women directors are hard to find. 

Clinton Derangement Syndrome Will Soon Be Back

And it could be one of Hillary Clinton's greatest political assets.

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