Politics

Republicans Need to Find a New Culture War to Fight

Old battlegrounds like gay rights are becoming much less controversial, even among conservatives. 

Scalia's Presumption of Reasonable Republicans

Justice Scalia's dissent in King v. Burwell rests on a deeply misguided faith in GOP leaders at the state level. 

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

A shortlist of agitators, activists, and other influential top contenders.  

Black Lives Matter: Responding to the Dominican Deportation Crisis

Protests erupt worldwide as more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent may soon be deported from the Dominican Republic. 

The U.N. Gaza Report: Grim, but Even-Handed

The new report on last year's war in Gaza has plenty of limitations, but it also raises some important questions. 

Why It's so Hard to Regulate Fracking

A long-awaited EPA study illustrates how industry can sidestep meaningful reform. 

Removing the Confederate Flag is Easy. Fixing Racism is Hard.

Progressives risk being a bit too smug in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre.

Here's How to Make the Fed More Transparent and Accountable

Fed leadership has long been dominated by the 1 percent. The Community Advisory Council could help change that. 

Are the Dems Being Sucker-Punched on Trade?

With TPP on the ropes, passage hinges on a paltry worker assistance program. 

Even Republicans Are Coming Around on the Confederate Flag

Soon, conservative politicians won't even be able to dodge the question.

This Man Wants to Be America's First Millennial Senator

P.G. Sittenfeld's candidacy for Senate highlights a growing generational divide in the Democratic Party. 

A Big Test for Janet Yellen

The Fed has a lot of power to hold big banks accountable. A grassroots coalition wants Yellen to use it. 

Why Losing TPP Won't Hurt the U.S. in Asia

TPP is a big deal, but not for American foreign policy. 

This is What Happens When Abortion is Outlawed

Restrictive anti-abortion laws in states like Texas are forcing women into dangerous situations. 

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