Politics

Step Aside, I'm a Doctor

California's passage of a law allowing nurse practitioners and other advanced-practice clinicians to perform early-term abortions shows the importance of having the medical community weigh in.

Homeowners vs. Big Bad Banks

Those defrauded by Bank of America aren’t allowed to file a collective complaint, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.

Proof the Left Coast Is the Best Coast?

Last week, California raised its minimum wage, authorized driver’s licenses for the undocumented, and saw its GOP back immigration reform. Can any of this spread east?

 

Anti-Choicers' New Mexico Experiment

Can abortion opponents turn a moderate state with liberal abortion laws into the next battleground?

America's Exception Deception

Coming to terms with the potential fallout from our superiority complex

Did Summers Spoil It for Yellen?

The former Harvard president's withdrawal from consideration for the Fed chairmanship ought to persuade Obama to make a quick decision to appoint Janet Yellen.

Obama's Crippling Ambivalence

The mind that can entertain two opposing thoughts at once has been famously called “first class"—politicos characterize it as “muddled.” 

Meanwhile, in the Refugee Crisis

Whether or not the United States uses arms in Syria, it needs to use money and visas to relieve suffering.

Blinded by the Gun-Control Fight

Iowa is issuing concealed-carry permits to the legally blind, but despite the shocking nature of the news, maybe we should focus our gun-control attentions elsewhere?

Bloomberg's Rocky Mountain Rout

The New York City mayor poured buckets of cash into two Colorado recall elections centering around gun control. His candidates still lost. 

Trumka's Ploy

How the AFL-CIO president proposed revolution in order to get reform

Larry Summers and the Economists’ “Greed Exception”

Why do we assume those who study money cannot be corrupted by it? 

What Happens If Immigration Reform Fails?

House Republicans are complaining that their autumn schedules are just too full to bring the legislation up for a vote.

A True Liberal Mayor At Last?

Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary, as expected. Could the city finally have a leader to bring its progressive forces into a powerful alliance?

Unions—Not Just for Middle-Aged White Guys Anymore

This week’s AFL-CIO convention heralds some fundamental changes for labor. 

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