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.

The Conviction of Purvi Patel and the Criminalization of Abortion

Reproductive rights advocates say the case, the first of its kind, may set a dangerous precedent.

Will Libertarians Help Elect Hillary Clinton?

This year’s Libertarian ticket could give traditional Republicans a way to spurn Trump without supporting Hillary.

Will the Fight for 15 (Officially) Go Union?

Fight for 15 will vote on joining SEIU, NLRB investigates whether its new joint-employer standard applies to McDonald's, and Elizabeth Warren calls out gig economy abuses. 

"Never Trump!" Is Becoming "Go Trump!" in the Blink of an Eye

The Republican Party is unifying, with astonishing speed.

Q&A: Farmers Are the New Climate Warriors

Meet the Environmental Defense Fund’s Robert Parkhurst, the man working to create a market for farm-based carbon sequestration.

How Anti-Muslim Attacks Damage America

Escalating campaign rhetoric and hate crimes aimed at Muslims threaten our nation’s pluralistic traditions.

Long Lines and Disasters: The TSA in a Time of Troubles

A conversation with former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Juliette Kayyem on the future of airport security.

Oil Battles Wind on the Great Plains

The wind industry’s rising success in Oklahoma has kicked off a high-dollar lobbying fight by fossil fuels executives determined to regain ground.

Do Trump’s Racist Appeals Have a Silver Lining?

Donald Trump’s undisguised bigotry has alienated vast blocs of voters, but at least it makes racism in America impossible to deny.

When Affordable Housing Bypasses the Poor

New research suggests affordable housing can create segregation not only within and between communities, but also within the subsidized housing system itself.

Wall Street Gears Up Its Stealth Attack

Lobbyists are flocking to Capitol Hill, seeking to further weaken financial regulation through spending bill riders.

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