Politics

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Black Lives Matter Movement Splintering at DNC

Protests against police violence worked their way through downtown Philadelphia, in opposition to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention.

Q&A: The Education Stakes in Election 2016

A conversation with NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on what the 2016 means for K-12 education.  

Why Netanyahu Suddenly Wants a Deal on U.S. Aid

The prime minister, in an attack of good sense, realizes that a GOP victory may not be good news for Israel.

How the DNC Avoided a Philly Airport Worker Strike

Faced with the prospect of an airport strike that could have blocked convention delegates from landing in Philadelphia, senior Democratic officials pressured American Airlines to the bargaining table.

A Turn in European Terror

Targets of terror in France and Germany have shifted from well-defened government facilities to more vulnerable public spaces. 

Bill Clinton Wins Hearts and Heads

The Democratic Party’s éminence grise delivers a masterful portrait of the woman and change agent who would be president.

Education Reform Democrats Look Ahead to Life After Obama

School choice activists met at a Democratic National Convention forum to discuss the party’s education stances, but unions were conspicuously absent from discussion.

Latinos Remain Skeptical of Democrats’ Immigration Policy

For activists in Philadelphia, simply not being Donald Trump may not be enough.

At Democratic Convention, Bernie's Army Takes on a Life of its Own

Bernie Sanders has won key concessions from Democrats and accepted Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, but many of his followers are marching in a different direction.

 

Trade Politics and the Presidential Campaign

Why Clinton’s criticism of trade deals like the TPP should be taken with a grain of salt.  

Why Tim Kaine Is the Progressives' Dream

Ignore his few deviations from orthodoxy—he could wind up being the best vice president progressives could hope for.

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