Politics

The IRS Will Close This Tax Loophole -- Unless Wall Street Gets Its Way

Hedge fund managers are fighting to keep a little-known tax cheat that saves them hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. 

Andrew Jackson's Dark Legacy Belongs to All of Us -- Democrat and Republican Alike

Go ahead, purge the seventh president from currency and celebrations. But shoving his legacy off on opponents is not the answer.

The Progressive Victory You Haven't Heard Of: NYC's Ban on Employment Credit Checks

The new law prohibits the discriminatory screening process, which disproportionately affects the poor and communities of color.

A Note to Hillary on Boycotts and Settlements

It's time for Clinton to clarify her positions on Israel and Palestine. 

SCOTUS Comes Calling on Public Sector Unions

A case that could decimate public sector unions is now headed to the Supreme Court. 

Are Uber and Lyft Driving Recalled Cars?

While aggressively marketing their services as safe, the ride-sharing giants do not require drivers to repair recalled cars. 

Columbia University Was Invested in Incarceration—Until Students Stopped It

Inside the nationwide campaign to keep university endowments out of the prison business. 

The Joy of No

Greece's rejection of austerity was an important step forward, but it also threw Europe's deep divisions into stark relief.  

World Cup Corruption: The Bigger Scandal

In the shadow of Qatar's new soccer stadium, Nepali migrant workers face exploitation, injury, and death.

How Donald Trump Changed the GOP Debate on Immigration

In reaction to him, the other candidates are sounding downright welcoming to immigrants.

The Supreme Court's Challenge to Housing Segregation

For decades, the Fair Housing Act's potential was squandered. A recent Court decision may finally change that. 

With Gawker Successfully Unionized, Is Salon Next?

Just weeks after Gawker's announcement, Salon staffers announce plans to unionize. 

What Some Black Church Leaders Have Wrong About Gay Marriage -- and Civil Rights

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter, the African American LGBT community has always been on the forefront of fights for equality.

Why Labor Law Should Stop Leaning So Hard on the Wagner Act

As the National Labor Relations Act turns 80, we should remember what the law was designed to do—and what it wasn't. 

First Gawker, Now Salon Staffers Announce Plan to Unionize

The union drives may signal a turning point for digital media. 

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