Politics

The Sensible, Risky Option

The Iran deal is a gamble, but the best one available. 

Federal Contract Workers and the Fight For a Living Wage

How your tax dollars are creating millions of underpaid jobs—and how workers are fighting back. 

When the Student Movement Was a CIA Front

The CIA's manipulation of the National Student Association foreshadowed other forms of Cold War blowback that compromised democracy at home.

Truth in Politics Now

Demanding that we seek out the truth is a start—but it is only a start. 

Hillary Clinton: From Symbolism to Specifics

Hillary's economic agenda is vague and undefined. When she's forced to get specific, what kind of Democrat will she be?

Why California's Drought Is the Nation's Problem

Rising food prices, unsafe drinking water—climate change will only make things worse unless stronger measures are taken.

Anxiety Itself

As a party identified with women, Democrats face a distinctive challenge in 2016. 

Janet Mock's Brilliant Cultural Insurgency

As perhaps the most visible trans woman in the public eye, being herself—and having fun doing it—is the feminist TV journalist's wildly effective form of activism.

Hillary Clinton is Just as Polarizing as Every Other Major Political Figure -- No More, No Less

Contrary to popular pundit belief, among 2016 contenders, Hillary is easily the most popular.  

How Schumer's Iran Gamble Threatens Democrats' Chances in 2016

If enough senators in the minority party follow the lead of their next likely leader, the minority may be where they stay.

Today's GOP: The Party of Jefferson Davis -- Not Lincoln

If you think the Civil War is over, think again.

The Opportunity Dodge

It's an empty promise—because the chance to thrive will never be good amid great inequalities.

Brewing Human Rights Crisis in Baltimore as City Threatens Mass Water Shutoffs

Residents warn move is part of global trend towards the 'commodification of our basic needs.'

Our Corporate Saviors

Companies like Walmart take a lot of credit for pushing back against discrimination and low wages—but real change comes from building movements. 

Raising Wages From the Bottom Up

Three ways city and state governments can make the difference.

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