Politics

Alabama Steelworkers Fight for Their Jobs, Threatened By Korea Trade Ruling

The steel industry is under attack by the selling or “dumping” of foreign steel, says the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Without Economic and Educational Justice, There Is No Racial Justice

A half-century after Freedom Summer, African Americans continue to face severe barriers not just to voting, but also to economic security.

Shifting Tactics, Moral Monday Movement Launches a New Freedom Summer

Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push.

Searching for the Next Great Conservative Novel

Adam Bellow urges conservatives to support right-wing fiction. Best of luck to him: Here's why it won't be easy.

Supreme Court Rules Disadvantaged Workers Should Be Disadvantaged Some More

The decision in Harris v. Quinn—written by the Court’s leading union-hater, Justice Samuel Alito—appears designed to cripple unions by creating incentives for "free riders."

5 Men on Supreme Court Impose Substantial Burden on Women in Illogical Decision

The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell that corporations can have a religious conscience—at least when it comes to birth control.

Why the Fight Over Executive Authority Will Define the Rest of Barack Obama's Presidency

When Republicans made it impossible for the president to run the government, he found ways around their obstruction. And that made them really, really mad.

Memo to Next V.A. Chief: How Technology Allowed Corruption to Flourish, Hurting Veterans

President Obama has tapped Robert A. McDonald to run the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's what he'll need to understand about the limits of the V.A.'s vaunted electronic records program.

Netanyahu's Dangerous Posture on Kidnapped Israelis Could Lead to Conflagration

In a region already in flames, a Palestinian terror attack and Israel's response could light another fire.

Why China Has Strikes Without Unions

By eschewing the role of dissident, organizers allow the Communist Party to respond either favorably or neutrally to their actions, rather than repressing them.

A Hard Days Night and Beatlemania: The West's Last Outbreak of Optimism Disease

How much the Beatles helped create the '60s and how much the '60s helped create the Beatles is one of the great chicken-and-egg questions.

Campus Sexual Assault: I Am the One in the One in Five

But it took a colleague's disbelief in that statistic to make me realize what had happened to me.

45 Years After Stonewall, the LGBT Movement Has a Transphobia Problem

Pride revelers often laud the role played by trans activist Sylvia Rivera in the Stonewall riots, a turning point in the fight for LGBT rights. But after the parade, trans people are forgotten—or worse.

Thad Cochran Runoff: For Once, Republican Outreach Works

Thad Cochran was able to "reach out" to black voters because they found a common purpose, if only for a day. But more Republican outreach is going to be awfully hard.

Hillary Clinton's New Image: Cool Grandma. Can She Maintain It?

Her attitude—unabashedly feminist, casually in charge—was captured most effectively toward the end of her stint as secretary of state. Can she keep it as a candidate?

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