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.

Why Britain Is Likely to Remain in the E.U.

“Muddle Through” is Britain’s national credo, and it could well save the day this time.

Supreme Court Offers Undocumented Workers No Relief from Fear and Danger

The Court’s deadlock on DAPA puts many promising organizing efforts in jeopardy.

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Sets Precedent for Pending Cases

The decision upholding the University of Texas at Austin's admissions program is a victory for affirmative action supporters.

The Last Berniebro?

By the time Bernie Sanders finally gives Hillary Clinton his endorsement, there may be nobody left who cares.

After Brexit: What Remains of the European Project?

The British have made up their minds. But what drove them to it?

Soda Taxes Hit a Sweet Spot

Philadelphia’s new tax on soda will be a critical test for cash-strapped municipalities looking to raise revenue.

What Next for Obama’s Immigration Action?

Even after the Supreme Court failed to overturn an anti-immigrant ruling, the president still has options.

Who's to Blame for Brexit? The Elites

Britain's vote to leave the European Union was driven by right-wing populism, but the real blame must be laid at the feet of elite technocrats who have bungled the European project.

Underneath Five-Star Veneer, High-End Restaurant Employees Get Worked Over

In an industry where exploitation is business-as-usual, workers have won some important victories—but still have a long way to go.

Report: ‘Racial Rules’ Widen Economic Inequality for African Americans

A new study explores the historical roots of the widening racial inequality gap.

Will the Court Restrict Abortion to the Wealthy?

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Texas abortion restrictions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, low-income women face the prospect that the procedure will become so costly as to be essentially illegal.

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