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.

Kildee: Michigan Austerity Policies Doomed Flint

Anti-government mania is to blame for the city’s contaminated-water crisis, says Flint’s congressional representative.

Presidential Transition Demands Transparency

Experts agree that the presidential transfer of power should start now, but just as urgent is the need to strip back the veil of secrecy that has shrouded past transitions.

How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine

We can't just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they've already amassed.

St. Louis Public and Charter Schools Fight Over Desegregation Taxes

Allegations that funds should not have gone to charter schools reveal the challenges of having to finance two school systems.

How Winning the Nomination Could Be Trump’s Worst Nightmare

The blustery billionaire could lose the biggest game of his life—to a woman.

Does the First Amendment Justify Corruption?

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Supreme Court corruption appeal will help decide whether the First Amendment protects average Americans or special interests.

Pennsylvania Primary Puts Regional Loyalties to the Test

Increasingly nationalized politics and media coverage scramble traditional allegiances in Pennsylvania’s senatorial and attorney general primaries.

Uber, Airbnb, and Other Labor Dilemmas

What the Uber settlement and the SEIU-Unite HERE fracas means for labor as it navigates Silicon Valley disruption. 

Teachers Look to Unionize at Another New Orleans Charter School

The school’s governing board rejected their petition, but the teachers plan to make their charter school the third to unionize in New Orleans.

Let’s Hear It for Tax and Spend

Sanders and Clinton should stop bashing each other as big taxers.

Maryland Senate Race Comes Down to Turnout

High voter turnout, especially in Baltimore and among Sanders supporters, could give Donna Edwards the edge in the competitive Democratic primary.

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