Politics

Future of Television at Stake at Supreme Court Today

OK, that's a slight exaggeration. But the case of the scrappy, disruptive startup Aereo could alter the cable landscape.

Too Big to Fail. Not Too Strong.

Nomi Prins’s new book traces America’s propping up of banks since the robber barons.

How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws

From "reverse redlining" to selling out a pregnant teenager to her parents, the advance of technology could render obsolete our landmark civil-rights and anti-discrimination laws.

Manly Men Condemn Obama's Lack of Manliness

Here's what they ought to be asked next time they make this ridiculous argument.

A Chance to Remake the Fed

Two vacant slots offer progressives the opportunity to ensure the Board finally cracks down on Wall Street.

Race-Blind Admissions Are Affirmative Action for Whites

In 1994, University of Michigan rejected Jennifer Gratz, setting in motion the overturning of state's affirmative-action policy. Now, she's challenging a black student who's protesting her own rejection.

Republicans on the ACA: Wrong, but Rational

For the GOP, there's no real benefit in admitting Obamacare is working.

When Shareholder Capitalism Came to Town

The rise in inequality can be blamed on the shift from managerial to shareholder capitalism.

Would You Let a Robot Give You a Sponge Bath?

Most Americans think it would be a bad thing if robots provided aid for the sick and elderly. Here's why they'll come around.

Where the Death Penalty Stands

Yesterday, New Hampshire narrowly failed to eliminate its death penalty. We offer some charts about capital punishment in the United States and abroad.

The Circle of Scam Keeps Turning

Tea Party groups pay conservative radio hosts, who tell their audiences to contribute to Tea Party groups. Everybody wins, except the people forking over their money.

Judging Obama's "Evolution" on Marriage Equality

Will history remember only where he arrived, or also what it took him to get there?

Did Jesus Have a Wife?

An ancient fragment doesn’t prove that Jesus was married—but it does raise questions about Christians’ attitudes toward sex.

The Culture War Goes On

Give this to Southern Republicans: they'll keep fighting even after they've lost.

Uncivil Disobedience and the Opposite of Patriotism

What the conservatives defending that Nevada rancher don't seem to understand.

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