Politics

War Powers for Dummies

Does Barack Obama need Congress' approval to bomb Syria?

Reefer Madness: The Guide to New Federal Pot Policy

The most important take-aways from the Department of Justice's marijuana memo.

Syria Turns into a Political Story

And the Washington media breathe a sigh of relief.

Game, Set, Match—Feminism

It's been 40 years since tennis player Billie Jean King won the "Battle of the Sexes," but she did a whole lot more for women's athletics than just win a widely hyped match.   

Chelsea Manning and the Politics of a Pronoun

The end of the Wikileaks trial has led to a much-needed discussion on how the media treat gender.

Impeachment, Inc.

Conservative entrepreneurs find a new way to separate the rubes from their money.

One Small Step for Pot

The Justice Department says it won't be cracking down on Colorado and Washington's new legal marijuana markets. But it may be too early to celebrate.

Going Beyond Protest

In 1963, America was overtly racist and needed a massive March on Washington. Today, racial bias is more subtle but just as insidious—we must learn to fight it differently.

Will Congress Continue to Refuse Its War Powers Responsibilities?

An explainer on how Congress has slowly abdicated its war powers to the executive branch, and why this is a very bad thing

The Law That Must Not Be Named

States roll out their Obamacare campaigns but are careful not to say "Obamacare."

Some Context for Our Upcoming Bombing Campaign

Nearly every American president eventually lets the bombs fall.

When Giving It the Old College Try Fails

Almost half of Americans drop out of college and are left with debt. Is it time for a bigger investment in vocational training for young people? 

Why Supersized CEO Pay Is the Worst—in Three Charts

Unpacking the data that highlights all the problems with executive paychecks.

Total Eclipse of the Fetal Heart

The Ohio state legislature is about to debate an extremely restrictive abortion bill. Again.

Heroes "Without Rank or Wealth or Title or Fame"

To commemorate Martin Luther King's great speech, Barack Obama focuses on the ordinary people whose names America doesn't know.

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