Politics

The Emerging Paid Family Leave Gap

While paid family leave gains momentum in blue states and high-dollar industries, a troubling gap emerges. 

Black Organizations Say No -- or at Least, Slow Down -- to Charter Schools

The NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives cast a cold eye on education reform.

Would Liberals Support a Donald Trump of the Left? In the End, They Probably Would

But fortunately for them, they'll never have to find out.

The Political Revolution Takes Aim at Wasserman Schultz’s Congressional Seat

A difficult test of Bernie’s down-ballot strategy—Tim Canova’s progressive primary challenge against the former DNC chair—is heating up.  

Underserved Communities Rely on Uber, but Challenges Remain

Passengers who often face discrimination when trying to hail a taxi can turn to ride-sharing apps. Was that just an accident, or will those companies work to better serve low-income and minority areas?

Korryn Gaines and the Criminalization of Disabilities

A new study released in July asserts that the criminal justice system discriminates against people with mental disabilities.

Q&A: The Economic Consequences of Denying Teachers Tenure

A California court recently reversed a decision that would have weakened teacher employment protections. Economist Jesse Rothstein discusses the tradeoffs between job security and attracting new teachers.

Trump’s Appeal to the Forgotten Man

Donald Trump plays to the alienation of the white working class as a vengeful, authoritarian father figure.

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants

A swath of high desert known as Bears Ears has become ground zero in the long-running battle over the nation’s public lands.

Confessions of a Pokémon Go Grinch: Ethical Questions About World’s Most Popular App

The new mobile game poses critical question about privacy, commercialism, and children’s attachment to screens.  

Unions Flex Political Muscle at the DNC -- But Uber and Airbnb Lurk

The labor movement's agenda was on full display in Philadelphia, as was the Democratic Party's emerging rift between unions and Silicon Valley. 

Glass Ceiling and Class Ceiling: Can Hillary Smash Both?

To win in November, Clinton will need to put pocketbook issues front and center.

The Five Worst Roberts Court Rulings

Most progressives would rank Citizens United v. FEC as the worst ruling ever handed down by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. But five other rulings are turning out to be even more disastrous.

When Liberalism Came Apart

Two new books about the late 1960s provide grist for thinking about political turbulence today. 

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