Politics

Will the Fed Kill the Recovery Again?

The latest assumption by the chorus of inflation-hawks is that the central bank could and should raise rates as early as June.

Why Liberals Don't Trust Hillary Clinton

An open letter to the likely Democratic nominee.

Selma March Commemorated By Politicians Who Support Gutting of Voting Rights

The 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday—the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act—is being remembered at a moment when voting rights in the South are at their most precarious in half a century.

Republicans Hankering for Ground War Against ISIS. What Could Go Wrong?

We're going to hear more and more Republican politicians coming out for a re-invasion of Iraq. And how 'bout a strike on Iran while we're at it?

Can Liberal Democracy Survive?

America is becoming more like the illiberal pseudo-democracies and kleptocracies.

Markets, States, and the Green Transition

To get renewable energy technologies into broad use, government needs to promote both supply and demand. Markets are too risk-averse.

How to Sabotage Iran Negotiations in the Name of Avoiding War

Israel and AIPAC are using Congress to push their own agenda of increasing sanctions on Iran and reducing presidential authority.

Saving Obama from a Bad Trade Deal

Republican intransigence may have saved the president's legacy—from himself.

Netanyahu's Campaign Road Show Comes to Washington

The Israeli prime minister didn't offer an Iran policy to Congress. He offered dread and overconfidence to Israel voters.

 

The Perils of Privatization

When a public function is privatized, the result is a muddled middle ground.

Is Hillary a Sure Thing in 2016?

Clinton might have a populist card to play, but her reliance on Wall Street money surely dilutes the power of that potential narrative.

CPAC Labor Panel Does GOP No Favors in Outreach to Latinos, Women

Organizing among fast-food workers and home health-care aides has clearly gotten under the skin of anti-labor leaders—even as they boast of another anti-union triumph in Wisconsin.

CPAC, Congress and 2016: How Immigration Continues to Pull the Republican Party Down

For Republican primary voters, immigration is a cultural issue, every bit as much as abortion or gay marriage. Candidates have gotten the message.

Historian as History-Maker: Isabel Wilkerson Calls All of America to Account for Racial Injustice

The acclaimed author of The Warmth of Other Suns is not about to let the North off the hook. A conversation with the chronicler of the Great Migration.

CPAC 2015: Right-Wing American Dream Kind of Crappy

Republican politicians are rarely shy about expressing some hatred of the government, and Mia Love is no exception.

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