Politics

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.

What's Left of Roe

Barack Obama's re-election might make the landmark decision safe for now, but its meaning has eroded over the years.

The President's Fantasy Cabinet

As the president’s second term gets underway, experts and activists look back and weigh in on who Obama should have chosen to serve, if partisan politics (and reality) were no object.

Barack Obama, Student of Power

He's a seasoned leader with four years of impressive accomplishments—who's to say his next term won't be even better than the last?

Obama Emerges with a Win on the Debt Ceiling

Republicans have given up.

Here a Gun, There a Gun, Everywhere a Gun

What we have here are two different visions of what society should look like.

The 13-Year War

As we draw closer to the withdrawal in Afghanistan promised at the close of 2014, a look back at America's longest war.

The President's Running Room—and Ours

With Republicans divided, the president could open up space to move progressive policies. First, the progressive community needs to move him.

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