Politics

Labor, and Middle Class, Still Shrinking

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s annual report makes for grim reading.

What If They Held an Election and Nobody Won?

Netanyahu was defeated, even if he stays in office.

Why Balance the Budget?

It's not necessary.

There is No Spending Crisis

The government's spending has been flat for the last two years.

How Old Is Too Old?

It's a question voters will inevitably ask.

Republicans are Seriously Considering a Plan to Rig the Electoral System

Rather than change their ideas, the GOP is considering a plan to change the rules to win elections.

Freedom to Choose, Freedom to Marry

Many in the LGBT community may not realize it, but we have Roe v. Wade to thank for same-sex marriage.

Invisible Workers, Global Struggles

From the home to the streets, domestic workers organize to counter abusive job conditions.

The Truth about Student Debt

In 40 percent of cases where a student loan debtor sought forgiveness of their loans as part of a bankruptcy case, the judge granted at least some relief. Only 0.1 percent took the bait.

Bobby Jindal to Poor Louisianans: Drop Dead

The Louisiana governor eliminates hospice care for Medicaid recipients.

Mississippi's Last Abortion Provider

Meet Willie Parker, the public face of the effort to save the state's only abortion clinic.

Bill Clinton, Still Wrong about Guns

No one is more responsible for Democratic timidity on the issue.

The Demographics of Abortion: It's Not What You Think

Why does the ’70s-era image of the white, middle-class teenager as the typical abortion patient persist?

Looking Back at Pro-Choice's Battles

Our best pieces from the archives on abortion and contraception, charting the changes in the public's opinions on the contentious politics over a woman's right to choose.

The Line between Roe and Wade

The abortion debate is dominated by absolutists on both ends, even as most Americans remain in the squeamish middle.

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