Politics

We Shall Overwhelm

A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest. 

Time to Give America a Raise

The Labor Department and California raise the wages of the working poor—how about we extend the good news nationwide?

A Long Way from the End of Men

New numbers from the Census Bureau show how tough this country is on women.

Could Conservatives Help Obamacare Implementation Work?

Behold the Conservative Obamacare Ombudsman Project.

American Public Oddly Reasonable on Syrian War

They think trying diplomacy is a very good idea if it could keep America from getting sucked into this civil war. Imagine that.

Step Aside, I'm a Doctor

California's passage of a law allowing nurse practitioners and other advanced-practice clinicians to perform early-term abortions shows the importance of having the medical community weigh in.

The Carnage Continues

By the weekend, the Navy Yard shooting will be out of the news. We'll forget Aaron Alexis' name, and with a few months, another mass killer will take his place.

Homeowners vs. Big Bad Banks

Those defrauded by Bank of America aren’t allowed to file a collective complaint, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.

The Sum of Its Parts

Once it takes effect, the Affordable Care Act will truly become what it was all along: not one big thing, but a diffuse set of regulations. That will make it all but impossible to repeal.

Proof the Left Coast Is the Best Coast?

Last week, California raised its minimum wage, authorized driver’s licenses for the undocumented, and saw its GOP back immigration reform. Can any of this spread east?

 

Anti-Choicers' New Mexico Experiment

Can abortion opponents turn a moderate state with liberal abortion laws into the next battleground?

America's Exception Deception

Coming to terms with the potential fallout from our superiority complex

Did Summers Spoil It for Yellen?

The former Harvard president's withdrawal from consideration for the Fed chairmanship ought to persuade Obama to make a quick decision to appoint Janet Yellen.

No One Has to Tweet

Leave Paul Krugman alone!

Could You Live on $11,940 a Year?

California is about to increase its minimum wage; here's a graph showing how the value of the minimum has changed over the last few decades.

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