Politics

Nationwide Ferguson Protests Don't Halt For the Holidays

This Thanksgiving week, cities from Boston to Oakland proved that America is in a new era of civil rights.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Asks: After Assad, Then What?

"It’s not clear who or what would come in his place," says Robert Ford, "and it’s a valid concern."

How Obama Boxed In Republicans With His Immigration Order

We know they oppose it now, but revoking it in 2017 will be a lot more complicated.

Walmart Workers Stage Black Friday Protests at Stores Throughout the Country

Workers walked off the job in 10 states, employees in Los Angeles staged a fast, and workers in D.C. orchestrated a sit-in.

To Save the Right to Choose Nationwide, Reproductive Justice Advocates Need a Southern Strategy

A new amendment to Tennessee's Constitution lays a framework for ending abortion rights. If allowed to stand, women and girls in poor communities will suffer the most. 

Cosby and Ferguson: Why Addressing Gender Violence and Racial Violence Is Not Either/Or Option

Why would you believe the accounts given by eyewitnesses to Michael Brown’s slaying, but not believe the testimony of many women who say they were raped in the same way by the same man?

Is Obama's Treasury Nominee a Wall Street Shill?

For most of his Wall Street career, the president's nominee to lead the domestic financial has epitomized everything that reeks about financial abuses.

Chaos or Community? Ferguson's Aftermath Calls the Question

This special brand of rage is omnipresent and, at times, all-consuming.

Iran Nuclear Talks Still Face Sabotage

To understand the administration's approach to negotiations with Iran, Obama's poker-playing style is instructive.

The Next Cool Thing: Great Writing From the Middle of America

Marking its first year in publication, Belt Magazine, with its focus on the industrial Midwest, is the nation's new literary darling.

The Next Cool Thing: Great Writing From the Middle of America

Marking its first year in publication, Belt Magazine, with its focus on the industrial Midwest, is the nation's new literary darling.

Congresswoman-Elect Mia Love: Personification of GOP Hypocrisy on Immigration

Much is made of her status as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. Less attention is given to her likely status as an "anchor baby."

Obama's Immigration Move About Much More Than Politics

It's the humanity of the thing.

We Let Bill Cosby Into Our Homes, So He Owes Us an Explanation

America's once-favorite TV dad needs to take his own advice.

Whither Wheeler? FCC Mulls the Fate of Net Neutrality

Whatever choice the FCC chairman makes will need the support of the other two Democrats on the commission to make it stick. Most believe he’ll have that backing.

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