Politics

Nate Silver and Journalism's Non-Overlapping Magisteria

Why journalists find those with statistical chops so threatening, and how they might find a way out.

Obama's Silence on LGBT-Rights Abuses in Russia

While the administration has fiercely condemned persecution of gays and lesbians in Africa, it has stood silent on similar offenses in the former Soviet Union.

Last Day of a Young Black Man

Fruitvale Station's intimate portrait of Oscar Grant promises better days ahead for black film.

A Guide to Anti-Choice Concern Trolling

Opponents of abortion rights often make the same misleading arguments. Here's why they're wrong.

The Depressing Picture of Economic Mobility in America

It turns out that where you live matters a great deal to your chances of rising on the economic ladder, bootstraps or not.

The Privilege of Whiteness

What it means when you're the racial default setting 

Teacher, May I Plead the Fifth?

Police officers are becoming a familiar fixture in our nation's schools, as are interrogation techniques that seem less than appropriate for questioning a middle schooler.

What Tom Friedman Doesn’t Understand About the Economy, Part 72

His latest column about the traveler website Airbnb mistakes desperation for innovation. 

California's Teeming Prisons

Tens of thousands of prisoners are on hunger strike in California. What policies led to the state's dysfunctional correctional system?

Discussing Trayvon Martin, Obama Embraces his Blackness

On Obama's remarks this afternoon.

The Next Phase of the Obamacare Battle Begins

The administration is looking cautiously optimistic. Should they be?

Coming Home for the Recession

For some young, minority women, the economic downturn has reinforced more traditional living patterns.

Vacant Beauty, Boredom, and The Bling Ring

With her latest film, Sophia Coppola emerges as successor to Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, master of disaffection and alienation. 

The Great Detroit Betrayal

Any remotely accurate autopsy of the bankrupt city will find the cancer that killed it was the decline of the American auto industry. 

Netanyahu versus the EU

EU sanctions against Israeli settlements are a warning from friends that their patience has run out.

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