Politics

The House Takes Mass Incarceration to Task

Will the Over-Criminalization Task Force be able to put a dent in our soaring rates of incarceration, or will it fall into the same rancor that defines every D.C. debate?

The Future of White People

The next "flavor" of white ethnicity

Did the Obama Campaign Matter?

Obama's vaunted turnout operation was less decisive than we think.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Immigration

Arguments about the financial costs and benefits of immigration reform aren't going to persuade anyone. 

Why We Still Need GLAAD

The swift advance of gay rights raises an existential question for the movement: Are we done once the most privileged among us get what we want?

Cruz Control

To liberals, the junior senator from Texas may seem like he’s talking crazy, but Ted Cruz is getting what he wants. 

Sex, Economics, and Austerity

The real meaning of Niall Ferguson’s John Maynard Keynes-was-gay jibe—and why Keynes is so threatening to conservative economists and moralists alike.

Schneiderman Strikes Back

New York’s attorney general sues two mega-banks for violating their “robo-signing” settlement

Gay on the Gridiron

Jason Collins’ coming out was a step in the right direction, but only an openly gay NFL player will make the kind of impact needed to truly challenge prejudice in American sports.

Ken Cuccinelli Is Winning. Here's Why.

Believe it or not, the Tea Party conservative is on his way to becoming governor of Virginia.

You Think We Have Lots of Guns Now...

What happens when you can make as many guns as you want with your 3-D printer?

Discovering the American Majority with the NRA and Conservative Politicians

Despite all evidence to the contrary, they're sure they're in the majority.

Jobs: The Bigger Picture

Let’s not cheer the feeble jobs numbers, and let’s recall that belt-tightening will only make the economy worse.

How Low Can Part-Timers' Hours Go?

Employers—including state and city governments—are reducing their workers’ hours to avoid the penalties of the Affordable Care Act.

Cleaning Up the Airwaves

Over the last four years, the FCC has failed in its mission to enforce net neutrality or promote diversity in media ownership. Can Tom Wheeler set it straight?

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