Politics

Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure

What are they going to do—abandon their entire economic philosophy?

Intrigue: Doth Chuck Schumer Protest Too Much When Called 'Enabler' of Bad Budget Deal?

 If Elizabeth Warren, the scourge of Wall Street, emerges as a rival to Schumer, close association with the big banks could prove even more toxic for him.

New Day: The Intricate Dance of Being a Cuban American

Too many of the same people who are rightfully upset about attempts at voter suppression in this country look fondly on a regime that has denied the people of Cuba those very same rights.

Obama Compared to Prior Presidents On Job Creation, In Graphs

He's looking pretty good, and getting better.

Caring for Caregivers

How my father's illness helped me appreciate home-care workers

Meet the Congressional Mouthpieces of the Anti-Cuba Lobby

They hail from both parties, but they have one thing in common: something called the U.S. Cuba-Democracy PAC.

The Uniquely Awful Role of Sheldon Adelson in the Israeli Election

In America he's the biggest mega-donor. In Israel, he's the only one.

How Much Did Black-White Wealth Gap Widen During the Great Recession?

A lot, says a new study from the Pew Research Center.

The Great Budget Sellout of 2014: Do We Even Have a Second Party?

The Democrats not only lost this vote on issues they allegedly care about; they lost their role as a credible opposition.

Will D.C.'s Pot Legalization Fall Prey to Meddling Congress?

Under the Capitol dome, Republicans have been blocking the will of District voters for years. Now there's a new target.

Report: Bob Jones University Responded to Rape Claims with Woeful Ignorance of the Law, Often Blaming Victims

GRACE's investigation is a major new contribution to the current debate on campus rape.

Harrowing Tales of the Wrongly Deported: U.S. Border Patrol Flouts the Law and Destroys Lives

There are more than 40,000 CBP officers authorized to act like judges but without legal training. The new executive order does not change this.

What You Really Need to Know About the Torture Report

The two contractors who designed the program were paid $81 million. And that's just one thing.

Movements for Racial Justice and Economic Justice Could Converge to Form a Powerhouse for Change

 What sort of policies—what sort of majority support in the country—can we imagine that will fix what is broken?

Carnage at The New Republic and Prospects for the Liberal Press

In today’s economy, newspapers and magazines run losses and the typical owner is more like a hobbyist—bored with just making money and attracted to the cachet and power that being a publisher brings.  

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