Politics

Victory for the Violence Against Women Act

The House passes a new, expansive version of the law.

More Black Men in College than in Prison

A little known fact, it seems.

Netanyahu's Ticking Time Bomb

While Israel fails to form a government, the West Bank could explode.

Falling into Woodward's Den of Iniquity

Yes, what powerful people tell each other is important. But it's not the only thing that matters.

The U.S. Budget, By the Numbers

Have some questions about the sequester? Don't worry, we have the answers. To the chartmobile!

Italy's Vote Against Austerity

The Eurozone high command's insistence on cutting debt is being met with resistance in Italy.

A Third Intifada?

The death of a Palestinian prisoner may trigger widespread unrest in the West Bank.

Scalia's Weird VRA Spat

After today's oral arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court's conservative wing will want to uphold the landmark win for civil rights. 

Today in Magical Beliefs about Racism

Conservatives on the Supreme Court seem to believe racial discrimination has vanished.

The Titanic Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

The tenfold disparity between black and white wealth is the largest its ever been.

The Five Most Terrifying Things about the Sequester

The optimal way forward is clear: repeal the sequester, full stop.

Lockheed, Stock, and Barrel

Do we truly need brand new aircraft carriers? Nope, but try telling the Pentagon and their many contractor friends.

Conservatives Shun Popular GOP Governor

Yeah, it doesn't make any sense.

Secret Wiretapping Cannot Be Challenged Because It's Secret

The Supreme Court strikes an unfortunate blow to civil liberties in Clapper v. Amnesty International.

Victory for the Friends of Hamas!

The Senate beats back a Republican filibuster of the Chuck Hagel nomination.

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