Politics

How Far-Right Nationalism Fuels Jerusalem's Temple Mount Controversy

Netanyahu's awful choice of PR chief reveals how nationalism feeds the conflict at Jerusalem's holiest spot. 

Students Nationwide to March for Debt Relief and a $15 Minimum on Campus

Inspired by Bernie Sanders's call for a million students to march on Washington, thousands of students, faculty, and workers are demanding debt cancellation and $15 minimum wage on campus.

Goodbye Public Housing?

Billed as an effort to save public housing, the new RAD program may ultimately hasten its demise. 

Rubio's Plan: Keep the Poor out of Higher Education

Born into the working class? That's where you belong, says the presidential hopeful.

Bibi's Fertilizer

Netanyahu meets with American progressives and dodges their questions.

Raising Rates: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Fed has signaled that it is likely to hike interest rates next month, but major labor-market reforms are still needed.

The Labor Prospect: Trading Promises

Obama touts the TPP, union endorsements favor Clinton, and Fight for 15 plans its biggest strike ever. 

What the Right Still Doesn't Get About the Media

It isn't "liberal bias" leading them to ask Ben Carson difficult questions.

America's White Working Class Is a Dying Breed

After decades of economic and social decline, the group's rising death toll should come as no surprise. 

How the U.S. Government Became Both More Secretive and More Open

The same decades that saw the growth of national-security secrecy saw the rise of the public’s “right to know.”  

An Insidious Way to Underrepresent Minorities

Cuts in U.S. Census funding threaten to produce an undercount of minorities and the poor and to reduce their share of federal aid.

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

Progressives voted in a handful of good government reforms on Tuesday, but conservatives from Kentucky to Texas carried the day. 

The Bathroom Bogeyman Rules in the Home of the Brave

In a ballot measure designed to overturn Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance, a cootie offensive prevailed.

The Labor Prospect: Election Hangover

Depressing news at the ballot box, more companies ditch on-call scheduling, and Clinton talks union rights. 

Creating a Conflict of Interest

The L.A. Times’s putative saviors have already compromised the paper’s good name.

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