Politics

Our Bodies, Their Cells?

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether private companies can patent your DNA.

George Packer's U.S.A.

The author's chronicle of solitary Americans after the financial crash is nostalgic—but for what, exactly? 

When the Bushies Return

If you don't like what the Obama administration is doing to prevent terrorism, think about what it will be like in the next Republican administration.

Justice after the Fact

The Supreme Court decides in Peugh v. United States that defendants cannot be sentenced with punishments that did not exist at the time of the crime.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Works!

If you define "works" as dramatically increasing the odds of future incarceration.

What's Next for Immigration Reform?

Comprehensive immigration reform is quietly making its way through Congress, and might become a reality.

Will Cuomo Champion Campaign Finance Reform?

The governor supports a public financing effort in New York—but he hasn't made it a priority. 

I Would Desire That You Pay the Ladies

Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act and we still haven't closed the wage gap. What gives?

"Pussy Riot Secret Headquarters,” Revealed

HBO’s documentary of the Russian performance artists is a riot for punk rock lovers and politicos alike.

Ghosts of the Rio Grande

Every year hundreds of immigrants die along the U.S.-Mexico border. Too many are never identified. 

How All Three Branches Conspired to Threaten Your Privacy

Checks and balances have not worked in the way the framers envisioned.

A Shocking Outbreak of Intellectual Consistency

On NSA surveillance, there is much less hypocrisy than you might expect.

Virginia's New Dominion

How soon will changing demographics swamp old Virginia's Republicans?

Game Over

Even those who oppose marriage equality now say it's inevitable.

Ringside Seat: Can You Track Me Now?

Nope? Well, how about now?

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