Politics

Khalid Latif: A Muslim Imam Speaks Out

At a time when Muslim Americans are under fire on the campaign trail and around the country, a New York University imam has emerged as a national spokesman for a community he says is caught in an “echo chamber” of attacks and counterattacks.

The Conviction of Purvi Patel and the Criminalization of Abortion

Reproductive rights advocates say the case, the first of its kind, may set a dangerous precedent.

Will Libertarians Help Elect Hillary Clinton?

This year’s Libertarian ticket could give traditional Republicans a way to spurn Trump without supporting Hillary.

Will the Fight for 15 (Officially) Go Union?

Fight for 15 will vote on joining SEIU, NLRB investigates whether its new joint-employer standard applies to McDonald's, and Elizabeth Warren calls out gig economy abuses. 

"Never Trump!" Is Becoming "Go Trump!" in the Blink of an Eye

The Republican Party is unifying, with astonishing speed.

Q&A: Farmers Are the New Climate Warriors

Meet the Environmental Defense Fund’s Robert Parkhurst, the man working to create a market for farm-based carbon sequestration.

How Anti-Muslim Attacks Damage America

Escalating campaign rhetoric and hate crimes aimed at Muslims threaten our nation’s pluralistic traditions.

Long Lines and Disasters: The TSA in a Time of Troubles

A conversation with former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Juliette Kayyem on the future of airport security.

Oil Battles Wind on the Great Plains

The wind industry’s rising success in Oklahoma has kicked off a high-dollar lobbying fight by fossil fuels executives determined to regain ground.

Do Trump’s Racist Appeals Have a Silver Lining?

Donald Trump’s undisguised bigotry has alienated vast blocs of voters, but at least it makes racism in America impossible to deny.

When Affordable Housing Bypasses the Poor

New research suggests affordable housing can create segregation not only within and between communities, but also within the subsidized housing system itself.

Wall Street Gears Up Its Stealth Attack

Lobbyists are flocking to Capitol Hill, seeking to further weaken financial regulation through spending bill riders.

California Continues to Make Big Strides on Solar

Building on a foundation of pioneering green policy, a new bill would make rooftop solar affordable for thousands more Californians. 

Worlds of Inequality

The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?

Europe's Nationalist Threat

Rising nationalism in Europe demands that leaders on the left look beyond austerity to a more robust economic policy built on investments in infrastructure, jobs, and education.

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