When Public Schools Go Private

A landmark report notes the toll that private enterprises, including charter schools, take on the public’s control over the institutions it funds.

Nonprofits May Hold Key to Immigrant Turnout in 2016

Nonprofit community organizations focused on mobilizing immigrant voters are proliferating around the country, and may play a crucial role in whether immigrants turn out in this election.

Robots, Automation, and a Universal Basic Income

In more and more sectors, companies are pining to make human labor obsolete. What can be done? 

Will Asian Americans Vote?

Young activists take on a traditional culture that fosters disengagement.

What You Should Really Watch for in Tonight's Debate

Forget the expectations, the zingers, and the question of who "won." Here's what will actually be revealing.

Trump’s Agenda: A Recipe for Civil Unrest

Donald Trump's recent remarks highlight the candidate’s bigotry, but also signal a grim future for African Americans should he be elected.

Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Teddy Roosevelt

Clinton’s announcement to expand the federal estate tax on the wealthy is a bold step towards addressing today’s skyrocketing inequality.

The Riddle of Immigrant Voting

No institution today can bring out the immigrant vote like the old urban machines and industrial unions once did.

Debate Prep: How Sexism Makes Hillary’s Task Infinitely More Difficult Than Trump’s

To succeed in her first match-up with Trump, she must meet his simian displays with the finesse of a ballerina.

Q&A: Pulling Back the Curtain on Education Philanthropy

Political scientist Megan Tompkins-Stange discusses her new book about the role of philanthropic foundations in education policy, and why they should be more accountable to the public. 

In $15's Wake, Fair Scheduling Gains Momentum

Service workers' struggle for access to predictable schedules—and more hours—is slowly paying off. 

Hard to Believe, but Trump Could Win

Democrats’ longstanding failure to address inequality and insecurity among the white working class helped set the stage for 2016.

Us and Them: A Tale of Two Electorates

In both France and the United States, substantial numbers of voters feel deprived of voice and eager to identify with pugnacious politicians prepared to transgress what used to be the limits of political respectability.

The Presidential Campaign Has Descended Into Madness

As the birther controversy illustrates, Donald Trump seems to be dangerously immune from charges of hypocrisy, incompetence, or corruption. 

Scott Walker Leaks Could Force Supreme Court to Confront Dark Money

Leaked documents from the investigation into the Wisconsin governor’s alleged campaign-finance violations show how dark money really works in modern politics.