Politics

The Labor Prospect: Friedrichs's Fate

What losing Friedrichs could mean, the impact of $15 in New York, and investigation discrimination at temp agencies. 

Hawaii Long-Term Health-Care Bill Serves as National Model

Hawaii legislators are tackling the nation's elder care crisis head-on with a bill that would offer universal long term care to the state's senior citizens.

Sanders, Trump, and Economic Populism

Why populists in both parties are gaining support.

Europe's Democratic Deficits

Until Europe can commit to a common future, democracy will continue to struggle.

With Much of Climate Policy in State Hands, Will Commitments Be Enforced?

A pair of legal battles will help determine how far states will go to implement their climate laws. 

Why Republicans Wouldn't Actually Repeal Obamacare

It would be a political disaster, but it hasn't yet stopped them from trying.

Inside Bangladeshi Factories: The Real Story

A new report goes beyond the sanitized inspection regimes to hear from the workers themselves.

New Education Law Sparks Civil Rights Concerns

While in many ways an improvement over No Child Left Behind, the new education law could make closing the "achievement gap" more difficult. 

Why Are Democrats Voting for Israeli Settlements?

The Customs Bill, set to pass the Senate soon, includes a provision protecting Israeli settlements. 

Gun Lobby Starting to Meet Its Match

The NRA and its allies remain a powerful barrier to meaningful reform, but gun safety advocates are beginning to fight back.  

Creditors Cry Foul as Puerto Rico's Default Is Smaller than Expected

The pain caused by Puerto Rico's financial crisis is very real, despite what investors may think. 

Building Myths on the Border

Trump and Cruz’s “immigrant horde” ads are just the latest in an 80-year tradition of GOP demagogy and lies.

Anti-union SCOTUS Challenge Threatens Church-State Separation

The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case not only puts public-sector unions in danger, it risks opening a new chapter in the war over religion in public schools. 

Perpetually Outraged, Perpetually Outrageous

Donald Trump, a candidate with all the subtlety of talk radio, is the perfect expression of both the politics and media of our time.

Thinking Harder about Political Correctness

The best response to the right's indictment of PC culture is a more robust solution to persistent inequality. 

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