Politics

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?

You've Got Sales Tax

The Marketplace Fairness Act, which would finally require online retailers to charge sales tax, is hitting the Senate floor this week.

Feeding the Paranoid Right

Conservative politicians and media figures have spent four years feeding the violent fantasies of the extreme right. It's time they were held to account.

A Roaring Jobs Report

The economy is moving along at a steady pace.

Emotion and Reason in the Gun Debate

How influenced should we be by stories like the killing of 2-year-old Caroline Sparks?

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