Politics

Kasich Goes Rogue on Medicaid

Ohio's John Kasich is one of the few Republican governors to approve Medicaid expansion and he did it using distinctly unconventional tactics—some say illegal ones.  

Israel's Brain Drain

Why are so many Israelis teaching at American universities? Because Israel is starving higher education.

The False Glow of Remembered Childhood

The next time somebody says "Things were more innocent when I was a kid," tell them to wake up.

Sorry, John Stuart Mill Was Not a Libertarian

For Mill, who gets what is a social decision.

No, Healthcare.gov's Problems Will Not Offer the GOP Political Deliverance

Republicans have a new spring in their step, but it's only a matter of time before they make fools of themselves.

A Look Inside the 'Men's Rights' Movement That Helped Fuel California Alleged Killer Elliot Rodger

How the rise of organized misogynist activism is hurting women—and men

Pot Legalization Is Not the New Gay Marriage

The trend lines for legalizing marijuana and gay marriage look pretty similar. But there’s no reason to assume they’ll stay that way.

The Key to the Broffordable Care Act's Success

... is getting those invincible youngsters to sign up, of course.

The Hidden Indentured Class

Sex trafficking isn't our only problem—forced labor accounts for a significant number of the estimated 20,000 victims of human trafficking who enter the U.S. each year.

 

Popping the Pill's Bubble

Free birth control is great, but it’s not going to do women much good if they don’t know which method to use.

When Kids Stand Their Ground

Violence-prevention groups are trying to teach young people that there are ways to resolve conflict without guns. Permissive gun legislation makes their jobs difficult.

Instead of a Grand Bargain, Let's Have a Little Bargain

Republicans and Democrats should take the easy way out. It'll be better for everyone.

Big Bank Punishments Don't Fit Their Crimes

The SEC is "getting tough" and extracting admissions of wrongdoing in financial fraud settlements; in practice they're nothing more than insincere apologies.

Jezebel Grew Up

The website used upstart humor to teach feminism to a generation. Now it’s a media “influencer.”  

Before Long, We'll Forget about the Problems with Healthcare.gov

But because it increases pressure on the administration to solve the problems sooner, Republican grandstanding isn't such a bad thing.

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