Politics

The Future of Europe

Unless it can restore the principles of growth and sovereignty on which it was founded, the Eurozone may not last. 

Banking on More Than $15

An inside look at bank-teller organizing, the latest front in the fight for higher wages.

What a No Vote on the Iran Deal Would Mean

To keep their seats safe, Chuck Schumer and Brad Sherman are willing to make Israel much less safe. 

Republicans Slut-Shame Megyn Kelly, Reward Trump

The Republican frontrunner is only expressing the logical end of what many in the party believe.

The Labor Prospect: Summertime (Job) Blues

Death of the summer job, living wage politics, and why Black Lives Matter and Fight for 15 depend on each other. 

Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and the Power of Disruption

Trump, like BLM, is upsetting business as usual for party leaders. BLM's intervention just happens to be much more constructive. 

Frances Kelsey: The Government Bureaucrat Who May Have Saved Your Life

Kelsey's crusade for tougher drug regulations remains a powerful symbol of good government. 

The Party Strikes Back—Or Tries to, Anyway

The GOP is still trying to find ways they can knock Donald Trump down a peg.

The Growing Movement to Restore Voting Rights to Former Felons

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, ex-felons in Baltimore demand the right to vote. 

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need It -- All of It

Two years after a Supreme Court decision struck down a key part of the law, challenges to state-based voter suppression are finally winning in court. But litigation can't be the solution.

No Time for Tone

At the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland last night, Fuck-You Republicanism was out in full force. 

Why Is Obama Silent on the Dominican Deportation Crisis?

Despite the unfolding humanitarian disaster, Washington remains unwilling to challenge its ally and trading partner. 

The Fair Housing Failure—Where Even the Liberal North Whistles Dixie

The Obama administration's new fair housing rules are the strongest in decades, but may not mean much without meaningful enforcement. 

Boosting Low Pay

A look inside the Summer 2015 cover package on new fronts in the labor movement.  

The French Disconnection

Can the ideal of a secular Republic accommodate the new cultural pluralism?

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