Politics

The Government Guide to Screwing Poor Homeowners

The expiration of federal mortgage-debt forgiveness at the end of last year means that struggling homeowners now owe unbearable amounts in taxes. 

Dan Cantor's Machine

New York’s Working Families Party has built the most effective political operation the American left has seen in decades. Can it duplicate its success in other states? 

The Menagerie of Lesser-Known Experts

A compendium of the more esoteric specialists cited by reporters past and present.

Health Reform's Next Test

Will low enrollment in 2014 drive premiums higher for 2015?

I'll Be Gay for Christmas

On (not) going home for the holidays

The Year in Preview: Obama's Last Stand

What the president should push for during his final 37 months in office—it's not what the conventional wisdom would have you believe. 

The Year in Preview: The EPA Levels Up

While everyone has had their eyes on Keystone XL, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly dismantling our dirtiest carbon emitters.

The Year in Preview: Dates of Judgment in the Middle East

What is the likelihood that the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and Iranian nuclear talks both end well? Let’s test the odds.

Obama's Lie

The president's untruths about the Affordable Care Act will continue to haunt him. 

The Year in Preview: The First Amendment Takes Center Stage

Can we look forward to another year of less than wonderful decisions from the Roberts Court?

NBC's Big Fat Gay Mistake

The network's half-hearted attempts to appear gay-friendly while broadcasting the Sochi Olympics only underscore its complicity with the Kremlin's crackdown on LGBT rights and freedom of the press.

Bishops May Not Be the Crooks This Time

The ACLU is suing Catholic leadership over a hospital's mishandling of a high-risk pregnancy. But is it really their fault?

The Homeschool Apostates

They were raised to carry the fundamentalist banner forward and redeem America. But now the Joshua Generation is rebelling.

Reversing Broward County's School-to-Prison Pipeline

The story behind the so-far successful crusade to end disproportionate student arrests and suspensions in one Florida school district. 

Pot Shots Fired: Recreational vs. Medicinal in Washington State

In the struggle to legalize marijuana, some say patients are being left behind.

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