Politics

'Detroit' and Charlottesville

Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same

The Mainstream Faces of Hate

It’s easy to reject racism when it waves a torch or a Nazi banner. But what about when it wears a suit and tie?

Stacking the Deck: The Regulatory Accountability Act’s Threat to Civil Rights

A bill that would drastically change the way federal agencies design regulations is on its way to a Senate vote.

Will Centrist Dems Give Trump His Tax Cuts?

There’s a bloc of Democrats who could be tempted to vote with Republicans for tax cuts for the rich. 

How About Erecting Monuments to the Heroes of Reconstruction?

Americans should build this pivotal post–Civil War era into the new politics of historical memory.

Trump Foments Social Unrest in Phoenix, Enabled by Republicans

A U.N. body weighs in on growing U.S. racial unrest, while Republicans refuse to act.

Competing with China

Steve Bannon might have been right about just one thing—the United States needs to play China’s game.

On Monuments and Minimum Wages

Conservative lawmakers’ defense of Confederate monuments in the South is part of a larger subterfuge to undercut the power of liberal black cities.  

Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?

The mixed record of America’s new rich as often self-interested philanthropists  

Taking Bannon’s Economic Nationalism Seriously

With the Trump strategist back at Breitbart, it's time to promote actually progressive economic populism.

In Trump Country, Trump Supporters Support Trump

Nuclear war, zombie virus, the complete breakdown of society? It won't shake their loyalty.

Trump Sets His Sights on Phoenix

Nothing good can come from a presidential visit by a man determined to lead the country to the dark side after Charlottesville.

Paying for Trump’s Tax Cuts Would Devastate the Poor

When you consider how the GOP will finance their steep tax cuts, things look even grimmer for low- and middle-income Americans. 

Toppled! Ridding Durham of Its Racist Monument

The liberal city wanted it down; the GOP state legislature forbade that; activists found a way to end that impasse.

A Post-Charlottesville To-Do List for Anti-Trumpers

Some ways to counter the neo-fascists and their president

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