Politics

Meet the Congressional Mouthpieces of the Anti-Cuba Lobby

They hail from both parties, but they have one thing in common: something called the U.S. Cuba-Democracy PAC.

The Uniquely Awful Role of Sheldon Adelson in the Israeli Election

In America he's the biggest mega-donor. In Israel, he's the only one.

How Much Did Black-White Wealth Gap Widen During the Great Recession?

A lot, says a new study from the Pew Research Center.

The Great Budget Sellout of 2014: Do We Even Have a Second Party?

The Democrats not only lost this vote on issues they allegedly care about; they lost their role as a credible opposition.

Will D.C.'s Pot Legalization Fall Prey to Meddling Congress?

Under the Capitol dome, Republicans have been blocking the will of District voters for years. Now there's a new target.

Report: Bob Jones University Responded to Rape Claims with Woeful Ignorance of the Law, Often Blaming Victims

GRACE's investigation is a major new contribution to the current debate on campus rape.

Harrowing Tales of the Wrongly Deported: U.S. Border Patrol Flouts the Law and Destroys Lives

There are more than 40,000 CBP officers authorized to act like judges but without legal training. The new executive order does not change this.

What You Really Need to Know About the Torture Report

The two contractors who designed the program were paid $81 million. And that's just one thing.

Movements for Racial Justice and Economic Justice Could Converge to Form a Powerhouse for Change

 What sort of policies—what sort of majority support in the country—can we imagine that will fix what is broken?

Carnage at The New Republic and Prospects for the Liberal Press

In today’s economy, newspapers and magazines run losses and the typical owner is more like a hobbyist—bored with just making money and attracted to the cachet and power that being a publisher brings.  

We Can't Forget: Black Women Are Targeted, Too

"It’s not just the brothers dying; I’m at risk too," Joanne says. "I could be the next person.”

'All I Want For Christmas Is Justice!' A Protester's Dispatch

This is what the new civil rights movement looks like.

Quote of the Day: 'When Cops Are Scared'

Fear of blacks by whites can be deadly.

#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy

The historical value of black life and the casual killing of Eric Garner.

#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy

The historical value of black life and the casual killing of Eric Garner.

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