North Carolina’s Fragile Voting Rights Victory

The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that rejected voting restrictions in North Carolina only because the Court’s current 4-4 split left the justices evenly divided. The stalemate underscores how the future of voting rights hangs on the high court’s composition.

So Let the Settlers Stay. They Won't.

Netanyahu's strange new PR video is a bluff that deserves to be called out.

The Normalization of Evil in American Politics

The racist, misogynist, authoritarian strain has always been there, but Trump’s candidacy has brought it into the mainstream. And media have helped.

Record Number of Women May Serve in Senate

It’s well known that Hillary Clinton may make history as the nation’s first woman president, but less noticed are the many women running for Senate this year, who may break a record of their own.

Centrist Democrats Team Up with Corporate Lobby to Undermine Overtime Rule

New legislation could keep 10 million workers without overtime pay over the next 20 years. 

Nothing to Lose: A President Clinton Should Take Aggressive Climate Action

Hillary Clinton’s instincts for incrementalism won’t get her far on the issue of climate change, given the urgency of the issue and the intransigence of Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Donald Trump's Weak Version of Strength

Vladimir Putin's authoritarian style may excite Trump and his supporters, but it's hardly a quality that would make a good president. 

Swept Away in the Sixties

What did the era amount to? One thing is certain: It wasn’t a revolution. 

New Michigan Environmental Chief Enters Through Reverse Revolving Door

Michigan’s Governor Snyder is perpetuating a dubious tradition with his selection of an oil industry executive for his state’s top environmental job.

How Sexism, Like Matt Lauer’s, Could Imperil the Nation

In a presidential forum, the Today show host held the two candidates to very different standards.


The National Labor Relations Board Says Charter School Teachers Are Private Employees

Recent labor board decisions help clarify longstanding ambiguity around charter school teachers’ right to organize.  

Trump Touts Pledge of Allegiance with Socialist Roots

Donald Trump’s vision of America clashes sharply with the original intent behind the Pledge of Allegiance, penned during the Gilded Age to promote equity, tolerance, and progressive ideals.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Angela Merkel Suffers Backlash against Her Immigration Policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays the price for her open-door policy toward refugees as her party suffers a stunning defeat in her home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Thinking Big on Labor Day

Investing trillions in infrastructure could help stimulate the economy and prepare our society for 21st-century challenges.

Donald Trump and the Plan of No Plan

The Donald's plan for the economy sounds great—until you get specific.