Politics

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.

The Contraception-Mandate Cases Aren’t Really About Contraception

They’re about expanding religious-freedom rights for corporations. 

Who Knew Nerd Click Bait Was So Sexy?

Media outlets are racing to attract the wonkiest and the geekiest to crunch numbers for their publications. How did that happen?

In the Weeds

Can Colorado and Washington make legal marijuana work?

The Immigration-Reform Movement Grows Weary

As this week's series of demonstrations on the National Mall shows, it's hard to rally citizens when Congress seems incapable of responding to their demands.

America in Words and in the Crosshairs

This week's anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address and JFK's death are reminders of the true audacity of our democracy.

Razing Arizona Women's Health Care

The state attorney general wants to enact a law that would strip Medicaid funding for preventative health services from any clinic that provides abortions. 

The People's Court?

If you want to see where the problems of unaffordable housing and low wages and poor education play out every day, go to Detroit's 36th District Court. 

White Hot Rage

Sociologist Michael Kimmel explores the history of the aggrieved American male, but fails to capture what drives our age's most prominent discontents: the men's rights movement. 

How Republicans Lost the Chance to Win Obamacare

Conservatives had the chance to test their favorite health-care ideas in state-run exchanges. They decided bullying Obama was a better use of their time than ideological consistency instead.

Poor, with Savings

New York is helping low-income families pay down debts and cover expenses. But don’t expect this program to go national.

The Gay Awakening

While Christian leadership has held fast against the changing tide of public opinion on same-sex marriage, congregations have moved on without them.

20-Week Abortion Bans: Coming to a City Near You?

On Tuesday, Albuquerque residents will vote on the first local ban on abortion after 20 weeks. 

 

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