Politics

The Political Legacy of O’Malley’s Gerrymandered Maryland

‘Governor Gerrymander’ could have made a bad map better; instead he made it worse.

Do Black Lives Matter to the Federal Reserve?

With black communities nationwide far from recovered, a grassroots coalition wants the Fed to know that an interest rate hike could be disastrous. 

Still Missing New Orleans

When Europe lost the home of Mozart to war, America rebuilt it. When the U.S. lost the home of jazz to flood, it sold it to private speculators.

The Labor Prospect: Getting Sick of No Paid Sick Leave

The case for paid leave, domestic workers win minimum wage protecton, and the fight to grow union membership at McDonald's. 

Can Progressives Capture New York?

The state leans heavily to the left. But its Republican-controlled state Senate and its nominally Democratic governor have given liberals a tough fight.

2016: The Coming Train Wreck

The Republican demolition derby is worrying. But even more worrying is where that leaves the Democrats. 

The Culture of Fear Fueling the Dominican Deportation Crisis

For Dominicans of Haitian descent, the threat of violence is just as serious as the threat of deportation. 

Republicans Find Their Next Anti-Choice Innovation

A new bill in Ohio would restrict abortion depending on the woman's reason for getting the procedure. So much for small government.

Where's Bernie's Platform on Reproductive Rights?

With reproductive freedom under attack at the state and federal level, what's Sanders's plan?

Israel as a Republican State of Mind

Mike Huckabee's pilgrimage is another sign of the blurred lines between American and Israeli politics. 

The Sometime Liberal

An intellectual in public service, Pat Moynihan defied categorization.  

Yet Another Subsidy for the Big Banks

If Congress really wanted to save hundreds of billions of dollars, the Fed could stop paying interest on bank reserves.

The Clinton Candidacy: What the Republican War on Planned Parenthood Is Really About

Abortion opponents know a pro-choice woman is likely to be the Democratic nominee. War on.

The Labor Prospect: Why Jonah Peretti is Wrong on Unions

Buzzfeed's CEO doesn't like unions, the minimum wage fight hits the Deep South, and Amazon's cut-throat culture.  

Faint Praise: Why Israeli Moderates Aren't Thrilled with the Iran Deal

Support for the deal in Israel is more pragmatic than enthusiastic. 

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