Politics

5 Ways to Bring Fairness Into College Basketball

March Madness now brings in more cash than the Super Bowl, but its star players won't see a dime. 

7 Reasons Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Unless a mass movement rises to counter the war on government and unions, current trends will likely continue.

3 Trends Driving Liberal American Jews Away From Israel

Netanyahu's re-election—and the way in which he won it—is but one touchstone of a crisis of the spirit.

Reckoning With the New Auto Recall Bill

The system for recalling dangerous motor vehicles is broken. A new bill in Congress may not do much to fix it. 

U.S. Pipeline Industry Quietly Building Network That 'Dwarfs Keystone'

One pipeline is nothing compare to what's in store.

Fear Wins: Israeli Elections, the Morning After

Netanyahu sacrificed Israel’s democratic principles and its relations with the U.S. to win another term as prime minister.

America's Willful Ignorance of Our History of Lynching Feeds Racial Hatred

It's easy to focus on individual racist acts and condemn the actors. But that doesn't get us closer to solving the problem of racism.

America's Willful Ignorance of Our History of Lynching Feeds Racial Hatred

It's easy to focus on individual racist acts and condemn the actors. But that doesn't get us closer to solving the problem of racism.

Hope and Fear in Israel in the Moments Before Polls Close

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party is offering fear to Israeli citizens, but there is optimism among the left in the final hours of voting.

The Many Ways the University of Oklahoma Fraternity Scandal Reveals America's Racism Denial

Bill Kristol blames rap music. And the fraternity's lawyer says the racist chanters were "tarred and feathered." (Yes, he did.)

Why the Real Story of the Irish Exodus to America Isn't Taught in Schools

The famine that brought vast numbers of Irish to the U.S. wasn't caused by nature; it was caused by ruthless capitalists.

The Dance of Liberals and Radicals

As LBJ and MLK needed each other, so does today's left-of-center establishment need the leftist vanguard—and vice-versa.

At National Gathering, Firefighters Not Impressed By Potential GOP Candidates

Ted Cruz elicited more grumbles than laughs with jokes about Hillary Clinton and the IRS. The rest of the Republican presidential field didn't fare much better.

Are You Ready for War With Iran? Here's How It Could Happen

If 2016 lands a Republican in the White House, with a Republican Congress behind him, the war will be all but begun.

Sharing the Wealth

Why can’t we broadly distribute the wealth produced from America’s common resource pool? Conservative Alaska manages to do it.

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