Politics

Pushing Arne Duncan to Fast-Forward

Activists demand that the Department of Education address discriminatory policies.

Can Conservatives Change How They Talk about Immigrants?

If they're going to do so, they'll have to fight against their own inclinations.

Libya's Spheres of Bad Influence

Time is running short for the U.S. and NATO to help Libya restore order and security—and to keep jihadi groups in check.

The Senate-Hearing Circus Is in Session

Republican senators asked all the wrong questions, and the defense secretary nominee evaded all the right answers.

Jobs on Jobs on Jobs on Jobs

The January jobs report has a lot of good news.

The Geography of Abortion Access

Mapping the national decline in abortion providers

The Bitter Twilight of John McCain

The Arizona senator's contempt for Chuck Hagel in yesterday's confirmation hearing is all about the guy who nominated him.

Obama's Trump Card: Breaking the Filibuster

The D.C. Court of Appeals decision knocking out recess appointments leaves Democrats with one option: End the filibuster. 

Our Customers Don't Want a Pregnant Waitress

Having a family shouldn’t cost you your job. But it does. 

Homophobia in Sports and Changing Hearts

It doesn't matter if their apologies are sincere; what matters is what other athletes and the fans see.

The Wrong Kind of Immigration Spending

A closer look at the numbers behind current immigration policy

Where the Wingers Won

The 2012 election's progressive victories didn't stem the tide of conservatives flooding state legislatures.

Did Republicans Lose the Election?

The 2012 election awarded us a peculiar form of coalition government. Will it hinder Dems as they pursue their ambitious agenda?

The Worst State for Women?

North Dakota joins the list of states reversing decades of gains in gender equality.

How to Vote Down Voter ID

Minnesotans defeat the GOP’s plan to restrict the franchise.

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