Netanyahu Has Lost on the Iran Deal, But Won't Leave the Table

Will the Iran fight make it easier for Democratic politicians to criticize the occupation?


Why the DOL's New Overtime Rule is Such a Big Deal

As many as 15 million workers may soon be eligible for overtime protection for the first time in decades. 

Deterrence, and that Truck in Austria

Anyone serious about countering extremism in the Middle East should be doing much more for refugees.

Carly Fiorina and the GOP Gender Card

Both an asset and a danger to the Patriarchy Party, she’s marshaled the right’s anti-choice women to shame the fellas into letting her play.

The Labor Prospect: Employing Standards

A game-changing decision from the NLRB, Uber drivers launch a class-action lawsuit, and the struggle to pay tuition on minimum wage. 

Are We Asking Too Much of the Federal Reserve—or Too Little?

How the Fed can jump-start much-needed public investment. 

Why Nothing Can Quell the Media's Addiction to Clinton Scandals

No matter what Hillary does, the media thirst for scandal will be unquenched. 

Obama's Mixed Record on School Integration

While a handful of small programs have taken steps toward promoting diversity, desegregation has remained absent from Obama's signature education initiatives. 

The Political Legacy of O’Malley’s Gerrymandered Maryland

‘Governor Gerrymander’ could have made a bad map better; instead he made it worse.

Do Black Lives Matter to the Federal Reserve?

With black communities nationwide far from recovered, a grassroots coalition wants the Fed to know that an interest rate hike could be disastrous. 

Still Missing New Orleans

When Europe lost the home of Mozart to war, America rebuilt it. When the U.S. lost the home of jazz to flood, it sold it to private speculators.

The Labor Prospect: Getting Sick of No Paid Sick Leave

The case for paid leave, domestic workers win minimum wage protecton, and the fight to grow union membership at McDonald's. 

Can Progressives Capture New York?

The state leans heavily to the left. But its Republican-controlled state Senate and its nominally Democratic governor have given liberals a tough fight.

2016: The Coming Train Wreck

The Republican demolition derby is worrying. But even more worrying is where that leaves the Democrats. 

The Culture of Fear Fueling the Dominican Deportation Crisis

For Dominicans of Haitian descent, the threat of violence is just as serious as the threat of deportation.