Politics

Welcome to Cleveland, GOP! Now Let Me Tell You Where to Go

Republicans will nominate their 2016 presidential candidate in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World. A native offers GOP hopefuls a geopolitical guide to Northeast Ohio.

Argentina's Loss to Germany Nothing Compared to Financial Rout By U.S.

As Merkel starves ailing European economies, SCOTUS is doing worse to Argentina's.

Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers Hasn’t Increased Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the ravages of an artificially depressed wage on food servers and other workers.

In the Jerusalem Mourning Tent For a Murdered Teen

Hundreds of Israelis visit the family of a murdered Palestinian boy in Jerusalem that has been torn by rage.

Justice Samuel Alito's Deep Roots in the American Right

He's the most pro-corporate jurist on the Supreme Court. So decisions that grant companies religious rights or take aim at labor unions come quite naturally to him.

Three Reasons Why Democrats Haven't Triumphed Over Republican Elitism -- Yet

The Democratic Party is less of a counterweight to economic royalists than it once was because many of those royalists are inside the Democratic Party.

Courtroom Drama: Voting Rights Paid for in Blood Under Siege in North Carolina

“It was, bar none, the worst legislative process I’ve ever been through,” Rep. Rick Glazier told the U.S. District Court.

 

Corporate Tax Behavior So Bad Even Fortune Magazine Can’t Stomach It

These are companies that even a top cheerleader for the corporate class can’t bring itself to defend.

When Was the Last Time You Read the Declaration of Independence?

It's a great piece of writing, if you don't mind the bit about the Native Americans, which arguably set the stage for genocide.

Alabama Steelworkers Fight for Their Jobs, Threatened By Korea Trade Ruling

The steel industry is under attack by the selling or “dumping” of foreign steel, says the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Without Economic and Educational Justice, There Is No Racial Justice

A half-century after Freedom Summer, African Americans continue to face severe barriers not just to voting, but also to economic security.

Shifting Tactics, Moral Monday Movement Launches a New Freedom Summer

Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push.

Searching for the Next Great Conservative Novel

Adam Bellow urges conservatives to support right-wing fiction. Best of luck to him: Here's why it won't be easy.

Supreme Court Rules Disadvantaged Workers Should Be Disadvantaged Some More

The decision in Harris v. Quinn—written by the Court’s leading union-hater, Justice Samuel Alito—appears designed to cripple unions by creating incentives for "free riders."

5 Men on Supreme Court Impose Substantial Burden on Women in Illogical Decision

The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell that corporations can have a religious conscience—at least when it comes to birth control.

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