Politics

A Look Inside the 'Men's Rights' Movement That Helped Fuel California Alleged Killer Elliot Rodger

How the rise of organized misogynist activism is hurting women—and men

Pot Legalization Is Not the New Gay Marriage

The trend lines for legalizing marijuana and gay marriage look pretty similar. But there’s no reason to assume they’ll stay that way.

The Key to the Broffordable Care Act's Success

... is getting those invincible youngsters to sign up, of course.

The Hidden Indentured Class

Sex trafficking isn't our only problem—forced labor accounts for a significant number of the estimated 20,000 victims of human trafficking who enter the U.S. each year.

 

Popping the Pill's Bubble

Free birth control is great, but it’s not going to do women much good if they don’t know which method to use.

When Kids Stand Their Ground

Violence-prevention groups are trying to teach young people that there are ways to resolve conflict without guns. Permissive gun legislation makes their jobs difficult.

Instead of a Grand Bargain, Let's Have a Little Bargain

Republicans and Democrats should take the easy way out. It'll be better for everyone.

Big Bank Punishments Don't Fit Their Crimes

The SEC is "getting tough" and extracting admissions of wrongdoing in financial fraud settlements; in practice they're nothing more than insincere apologies.

Jezebel Grew Up

The website used upstart humor to teach feminism to a generation. Now it’s a media “influencer.”  

Before Long, We'll Forget about the Problems with Healthcare.gov

But because it increases pressure on the administration to solve the problems sooner, Republican grandstanding isn't such a bad thing.

The Seven Stages of Important Black Film Fatigue

For the black filmgoer, movies like 12 Years a Slave aren't mere popcorn fare—anger, annoyance, and vulnerability often follow when history is commodified by Hollywood.

Continuing the Republican Civil War with Immigration Reform

Whatever its chances of passage, it's another opportunity for Obama to encourage division in the GOP.

Eric Schlosser, Bard of Folly

What the Command and Control author is teaching Americans about our reliance on technology.

Dick Cheney Still Thinks He Was a Character on "24"

The former vice president reminds us of what a hard time Bush administration officials had distinguishing between fantasy and reality.

Four Reasons We Don’t Need to Count Down to a January Shutdown

Ted Cruz is threatening to court government meltdown when we hit the next budget deadline next year. Here’s why it’s unlikely to happen.

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