Politics

People Facing Death: ISIL, Vietnam, and the Impact of Images

An interview with an expert in the cultural functions of journalism, and the power of the visual.

Republicans Seek to Tar All Muslims With the Brush of ISIL

When the president said the terrorist group was not Islamic, his opposition got hopping mad.

A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere

Fred Ross's change-making Axioms for Organizers is updated for the Internet age, and for a new generation battling discrimination and police brutality.

Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Might Not Be Talking About Ray Rice

But it may take another century before the beating of women by the men in their lives seems as barbaric and unacceptable as slavery does today.

Endless 9/11s: How the Bush-Cheney Response to the World Trade Center Attack Shaped Today’s Terrors

Non-state terrorism was a bewildering foreign policy and military challenge in 2001, and even more so now.

In Fight Against ISIL, Obama Finds Himself Facing Michael Corleone's Dilemma

He'd like to get out of the Middle East, but the actions of ruthless enemies draw him back.

Republicans Make Big Advances Thanks to Citizens United

The increase in corporate money in elections has favored one party over the other.

Want to Fix the Jobs Crisis? Build a Federally Funded Worker Education Infrastructure

Critics are wrong when they say that, as one solution to underemployment, job training is a failure. Successful programs are plentiful, but they are small and scattered.

Could Scottish Independence Set Off a Cascade of Secession?

Scottish independence may seem like a fine idea—until you consider what Europe could look like in its wake. Or America, for that matter.

Can Republicans Be Convinced to Help Improve the Affordable Care Act?

There are improvements to the law that both sides could agree on, if only Republicans would be willing to help.

The Top 10 Percent of White Families Own Almost Everything

The overall wealth distribution picture is grim and getting worse.

What Happens When the Person Taking Care of Your Mom Can’t Earn a Living Wage?

When the Supreme Court ruled that unions could not collect dues from the home-care workers they represent, the justices set workers and their clients on a course that could harm them both.

What Happens When the Person Taking Care of Your Mom Can’t Earn a Living Wage?

When the Supreme Court ruled that unions could not collect dues from the home-care workers they represent, the justices set workers and their clients on a course that could harm them both.

What's Missing in the American Media: Working People

So far this year not a single representative of a labor union has appeared on any of the four Sunday network talk shows, according to a new report. And entertainment TV has abandoned the working class.

Labor's New Groove: Taking the Struggle From Streets to Legislatures

With private-sector union membership at an all-time low, and workers fed up with stingy wages and scant—if any—benefits, the labor movement takes up new strategies. 

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