Americans See a Government Of, By, and For the Rich

Democrats would be wise to adopt policies that help level the economic playing field.

Report: VA Outperforms Private Sector on Key Measures

A little-noticed report by a trio of leading research groups found the Veterans Health Administration outperforms private sector health providers on several key measures.

Bernie Defines Socialism

Evoking Franklin Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., the Vermont senator bridged the aspirations of New Deal liberalism with the democratic socialist tradition.

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Caricature of Black Reality

Ta-Nehisi Coates has written the race book of the year. Too bad it’s disempowering.

Oregon Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Spotlights Racial Profiling Challenge

Allegations against the Oregon office tasked with combating racially targeted surveillance are reminiscent of the illegal monitoring of activists during the civil-rights movement.

The High Cost of Reproductive Coercion

For most women, birth control is a universal good—but only when it's consensual.

The Labor Prospect: Gig Economy Skeptics

Clinton doubles down on $12, postal workers want Sanders, and why the gig economy may not be as big a deal as you think. 

A Grand Bargain with Putin Against ISIS?

Unpleasant as it may be, a deal with Russia could help counter ISIS and restore stability to Syria. 


How the Voting Rights Act, Great as It Was, Ultimately Fell Short

The fight for voting rights hasn’t been the straightforward battle we once might have expected to win and be done with.  

Paris, Friday the Thirteenth

Terrorists' new target: places where regular people go for joie de vivre to eat, drink and unwind. 

The ISIS Trap That the United States Must Avoid

Our efforts will be self-defeating if we drive Sunni nationalists closer to ISIS.

French Connections: The Knock-On Effects of the Paris Attacks

How might the terrorist attacks affect civil liberties, U.S.-Russia relations, Israel, and the 2016 election?

Why America Needs Another Trust-Busting Movement

Bad news for consumers and workers: This year has already seen $4 trillion worth of mergers and acquisitions deals.

How Far-Right Nationalism Fuels Jerusalem's Temple Mount Controversy

Netanyahu's awful choice of PR chief reveals how nationalism feeds the conflict at Jerusalem's holiest spot.