Politics

Frances Kelsey: The Government Bureaucrat Who May Have Saved Your Life

Kelsey's crusade for tougher drug regulations remains a powerful symbol of good government. 

The Party Strikes Back—Or Tries to, Anyway

The GOP is still trying to find ways they can knock Donald Trump down a peg.

The Growing Movement to Restore Voting Rights to Former Felons

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, ex-felons in Baltimore demand the right to vote. 

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need It -- All of It

Two years after a Supreme Court decision struck down a key part of the law, challenges to state-based voter suppression are finally winning in court. But litigation can't be the solution.

No Time for Tone

At the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland last night, Fuck-You Republicanism was out in full force. 

Why Is Obama Silent on the Dominican Deportation Crisis?

Despite the unfolding humanitarian disaster, Washington remains unwilling to challenge its ally and trading partner. 

The Fair Housing Failure—Where Even the Liberal North Whistles Dixie

The Obama administration's new fair housing rules are the strongest in decades, but may not mean much without meaningful enforcement. 

Boosting Low Pay

A look inside the Summer 2015 cover package on new fronts in the labor movement.  

The French Disconnection

Can the ideal of a secular Republic accommodate the new cultural pluralism?

Why Jeb Bush's Pitch to the Koch Brothers Should Scare You

Private companies are great, Bush said, “because they can do whatever they want.” As president, he’d help them do just that.

Why Mothers and Daughters Tangle Over Hair

While men's hair can often be neutral, women's hair is fraught with questions of sexuality, professionalism, and identity. 

The German Menace

Forgetting its history, Germany's obsession with austerity and debt threatens to derail the project of European union. 

How to Live Happily with Robots

It takes extensive government intervention to assure that gains of automation are broadly shared.

The Inclusive Strength of #BlackLivesMatter

Why the fast-growing movement has been intertwined with labor, economic justice, immigration, and LGBT rights from the beginning.

Why the Koch Brothers Are Heroes In Their Own Minds

Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King ... Charles Koch?

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