Politics

The Atlantic’s Gigantic Stumble

When a “thought-leader” magazine hires the misogynist Kevin Williamson, that’s some kind of leading from behind.

Food Stamps Aren’t a Substitute for Work. They’re How Low-Wage Workers Avoid Hunger.

Most adults on SNAP are workers, but they turn to the program when they’re between jobs or making too little.

The Face(book) of Big Brother

The only way to end the abuses of Facebook and others is to flatly prohibit the commercial packaging and sale of our private data.

Tell Old Netanyahu: Let These People Stay

Stopping Israel's expulsion of refugees would take a small miracle. This is the right time to make one.

Wells Fargo’s Overseer -- Make That Over-Looker -- Has Just Been Promoted

The leader of the San Francisco Fed has been tapped to head the New York Fed, the nation’s frontline bank supervisor. That doesn’t augur well.

What Now for Unions?

Republicans on and off the bench are moving to kill unions. But millennials—the most pro-union generation since the 1930s—may yet find a way to organize.

Students Have Transformed the American Gun Debate

The hundreds of thousands of people who marched in the streets for stronger gun laws have signaled a new social movement.

Northeast’s Gateway Tunnel Sideswiped by Republicans’ Omnibus Package

The Hudson Tunnel project is still shortchanged while rural areas manage to preserve services.

Tipped Workers Claim Victory Against “Tip-Stealing” Rule

Outraged workers protested the Department of Labor’s proposed rule—and lawmakers responded in the omnibus spending bill.

Women and American Politics: Another Great Awakening?

Despite the failure of Hillary Clinton to break through the ultimate glass ceiling, women's energy could be a key to progressive gains in 2018 and 2020.

Hush Money May Prove Trump's Biggest Campaign-Finance Problem

Donald Trump faces serious campaign-finance allegations involving Russian contributions and soft money, but the women he sought to silence may place him in his greatest legal jeopardy.

The Democratic Emergency

This is American democracy's stress test. We have only limited time to pass it.

Is It Race or Class? To the Trump Administration, It Doesn’t Matter

A new study on upward mobility points to racial disparities across generations—but efforts that could work to reduce these disparities are not a priority of the GOP administration.

Pete Peterson Meets St. Peter

The late private equity billionaire has some trouble at the Pearly Gates. 

Trump Is Not the Problem: He's the Figurehead

The right-wing billionaires who trust him to plunder the nation on their behalf will still be around after he’s gone.

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