Class-Based Affirmative Action Is Not the Answer

Economic diversity is just as irrelevant to actual equality as racial diversity has been.


Bright Kids, Small City

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has long been the sort of place where you grew up and got out. But with fewer opportunities elsewhere, many young people are choosing to stay.

Four Lessons Learned from This Year's Stuffed Supreme Court Docket

Civil rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage—it was a big year for the country's high court in 2013. Here are the things you should take away. 

Christian Employers Claim Their Religion Puts Them Above the Law

Should you be exempt from any law you claim violates your religious beliefs? Welcome to the next fight over Obamacare.

A Queer History

My journey from radical to mainstream and married

Is the World Facing the Next Pandemic?

A new deadly respiratory disease out of the Middle East is making the World Health Organization plenty nervous.  

Cuddly Robots to Make Life in the Nursing Home Tolerable

Turns out that even a glorified stuffed animal, if it gives us a little interactivity, can make us feel better.

Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis in the Worst Way Possible

It has to be read to be believed.

Why the Prop. 8 Decision Should Make Liberals Uneasy

Yes, it was the outcome liberals wanted. But it could set a dangerous precedent.

Back to School for Labor

The fight for union recognition at Philadelphia’s Olney High School shows the challenges of organizing charter schools.

Turkish Delight No More

The protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan mark a turning point in the country's democracy but find their roots in a complicated Cold War and Ottoman past. 

Two Cheers for the Supreme Court on LGBT Rights

The justices give us at least a couple of reasons to celebrate.  

The Wendy Davis Rebellion in Texas

In dramatic fashion, Texas women proved their political power—and gave progressives in the state new hope for the future.

Antonin Scalia Is Angry. Again.

His prediction from ten years ago has come true, and now he charges that the Court's liberals are just as hypocritical as he is.