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. 

Students Nationwide to March for Debt Relief and a $15 Minimum on Campus

Inspired by Bernie Sanders's call for a million students to march on Washington, thousands of students, faculty, and workers are demanding debt cancellation and $15 minimum wage on campus.

Goodbye Public Housing?

Billed as an effort to save public housing, the new RAD program may ultimately hasten its demise. 

Rubio's Plan: Keep the Poor out of Higher Education

Born into the working class? That's where you belong, says the presidential hopeful.