Politics

John Oliver's Summer Audition

Jon Stewart's summer Daily Show replacement is doing just fine—but not fine enough that he endangers the Comedy Central king's reign.

Kansas Bleeds the Middle Class

Are we on our way to becoming a low-wage nation? Recent trends in suburban poverty indicate that Americans are facing an uphill battle to secure well-paying jobs.

The Man Behind Moral Mondays

A conversation with Reverend Doctor William Barber, who is leading the progressive charge against right-wing policies in North Carolina

Down with Voter Suppression

The Supreme Court strikes down Arizona's Prop 200—but does Scalia's narrow opinion foreshadow bad news for the yet-to-be announced fate of the Voting Rights Act?

The Gang of 8 Lobbies Fox News

Being the house organ of the Republican party can get complicated when it comes to immigration.

The Fourth Circuit's NLRB Smackdown

Showing just how powerless the agency has become in protecting workers, a court rules it can't require employers to post a simple poster advising employees of their right to unionize.

Charting a Moral Monday, from the Capitol to the Prison Bus

Snapshots from the weekly protests at the North Carolina state house

Ringside Seat: The Family that Tweets Together

... will likely cause nothing but trouble.

Ringside Seat: The Family that Tweets Together

... will likely cause nothing but trouble.

When Republican Governors Do the Right Thing

More may opt to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, but only when their personal political calendars allow it.

Nothing to Hide, Much to Fear

Why the NSA’s data dragnet is far more menacing than invasion of privacy

Mo' Children, Mo' Problems

Are the parents of only children selfish? Maybe, but Lauren Sandler’s new book says that's okay.

A Quiet Blockbuster

It wasn't one of the civil-rights cases activists were clamoring for, but AMP v. Myriad Genetics may prove to to be one of this Supreme Court term's most consequential rulings.

Pacifiers and Pink Slips

It's not uncommon for low-wage workers to be shown the door when they're pregnant. A little bit of bipartisan cooperation could help change that. 

Whither White America?

More thoughts on the future of white people.

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