Politics

ISIL, Iraq and Syria: Why Military Action Won’t Do The Trick

Defeating rogue groups requires effective, representative governments in the states they occupy.

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Margaret Thatcher's Sins

The Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London.

The Politics of Pre-K: How A Program Known to Help Poor Mothers Could Doom Your Candidacy

When the emphasis is kept on how it's good for business, early-childhood education is popular. Just don't call it childcare. 

Reclaiming Our Rights: Going Proactive to End Discriminatory Abortion Restriction

Women are sick of politicians meddling in their health care decisions for cheap political points. Young people are hitting the road to let them know.

How District Lines Just Kept 400,000 Poor and Middle Class Virginians From Getting Health Coverage

Why a state that's trending blue can still be in the firm grip of Republicans.

Congress Didn't Pay a Lot to Go to College: Today's Students Shouldn't Either

If you want to know just how out of touch Congress is with the American people, look at education policy.

Tenants Facing Eviction in Era of Skyrocketing Rents Need Legal Assistance

Without legal assistance, tenants often miss crucial steps and find themselves out of a home.

Naomi Klein: Pitting Environment Against Economy Risks Failure of Both

The solutions to climate change, she writes in a new book, are not those that consolidate wealth.

People Facing Death: ISIL, Vietnam, and the Impact of Images

An interview with an expert in the cultural functions of journalism, and the power of the visual.

Republicans Seek to Tar All Muslims With the Brush of ISIL

When the president said the terrorist group was not Islamic, his opposition got hopping mad.

A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere

Fred Ross's change-making Axioms for Organizers is updated for the Internet age, and for a new generation battling discrimination and police brutality.

Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Might Not Be Talking About Ray Rice

But it may take another century before the beating of women by the men in their lives seems as barbaric and unacceptable as slavery does today.

Endless 9/11s: How the Bush-Cheney Response to the World Trade Center Attack Shaped Today’s Terrors

Non-state terrorism was a bewildering foreign policy and military challenge in 2001, and even more so now.

In Fight Against ISIL, Obama Finds Himself Facing Michael Corleone's Dilemma

He'd like to get out of the Middle East, but the actions of ruthless enemies draw him back.

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