Politics

How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine

We can't just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they've already amassed.

St. Louis Public and Charter Schools Fight Over Desegregation Taxes

Allegations that funds should not have gone to charter schools reveal the challenges of having to finance two school systems.

How Winning the Nomination Could Be Trump’s Worst Nightmare

The blustery billionaire could lose the biggest game of his life—to a woman.

Does the First Amendment Justify Corruption?

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Supreme Court corruption appeal will help decide whether the First Amendment protects average Americans or special interests.

Pennsylvania Primary Puts Regional Loyalties to the Test

Increasingly nationalized politics and media coverage scramble traditional allegiances in Pennsylvania’s senatorial and attorney general primaries.

Uber, Airbnb, and Other Labor Dilemmas

What the Uber settlement and the SEIU-Unite HERE fracas means for labor as it navigates Silicon Valley disruption. 

Teachers Look to Unionize at Another New Orleans Charter School

The school’s governing board rejected their petition, but the teachers plan to make their charter school the third to unionize in New Orleans.

Let’s Hear It for Tax and Spend

Sanders and Clinton should stop bashing each other as big taxers.

Maryland Senate Race Comes Down to Turnout

High voter turnout, especially in Baltimore and among Sanders supporters, could give Donna Edwards the edge in the competitive Democratic primary.

Can Cities and States “Clawback” Their Economic Development Advantages?

Boston and Massachusetts have persuaded General Electric to move by pledging multimillion-dollar subsidies. But ensuring a return on the investment will be the hard part.

Why Republicans Couldn't Make 2016 Their Version of 2008

If Obama embodied Democrats eight years ago, who embodies today's Republicans?

Foreign Bodies

The volatile mixture of religiously tinged nationalism with massive social disruption and large-scale population movements threatens once again to become explosive in Europe.

Why Would Netanyahu Want to Remind the World of the Golan Heights?

The Israeli prime minister comes from a movement that suffers from desperate attraction to defiant gestures.

Labor’s Cautious Endorsements

In the Pennsylvania Senate race, labor organizers have rallied behind the Democratic Party’s establishment pick—a familiar pattern also on display in the presidential primary.

As GOP Reconsiders Trump as Standard-Bearer, Candidate Retweets White Supremacist

Remember that plan to broaden the party’s appeal to non-whites?

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