Politics

Republicans Against Legroom

Maximizing airline shareholder value means minimizing passenger comfort, and GOP senators vote to keep it that way.

The Argument for Tuition-Free College

Soaring tuitions and student loan debt are placing higher education beyond the reach of many American students. It’s time to make college free and accessible to all.

Is Pope Francis a Bernie Bro?

The Vatican’s invitation to Sanders isn’t the first time a papal confidante undermined a woman candidate in a U.S. presidential race.

When Abortions Are Hard to Get

As the number of state restrictions grows, self-induced procedures remain shrouded in secrecy.

Does Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work Law Expose a Fatal Flaw?

Labor advocates may have found a legal strategy for combating the anti-union laws, and eyes turn to the New York primary. 

Sanders, Trump, and the Hassles of Regular People

It’s hardly a surprise that the elite doesn’t empathize with the struggles of ordinary people—because the elite doesn’t experience them.

Curbing Corporate Lobbyists: Easier Than You Think

Corporate lobbyists wield disproportionate influence on Capitol Hill, but a simple, data-driven disclosure system could restore transparency and democratic engagement.

Curbing Corporate Lobbyists: Easier Than You Think

Corporate lobbyists wield disproportionate influence on Capitol Hill, but a simple, data-driven disclosure system could restore transparency and democratic engagement.

Republicans Haven't Stopped Digging Their Hole with Latino Voters

Remember the Etch A Sketch? It's going to be awfully hard to shake up in the fall.

Atlantic City: The Fall of the Boardwalk Empire

Gambling as an engine of economic development turned out to be a bad wager, and the famed New Jersey city is paying the price.

Fifteen Dollars, Fathers and Sons

Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo—sons of Democratic governors more liberal than they—both go big on the minimum wage.

The Climate Counts

Environmental concerns—bolstered by more precinct walkers and political spending—loom large in this year’s election.

Can Matteo Renzi Save Europe from Austerity?

The last best hope of Europe’s anti-austerity forces faces an uncertain future.

The GOP’s Primary Lesson: Be Careful What You Wish For

The Republican Party and movement conservatives are victims of their own success, argues E.J. Dionne in his new book.

When the Poor Move, Do They Move Up?

A wave of new research may pave the way to fulfilling the Fair Housing Act's original promise.

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