Politics

The Latest Indication of Obama's Lack of Commitment to Financial Reform

The new Fed nomination signals the administration's belief that Dodd-Frank solved everything.

Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals

The reforms needed to restore the country's shared prosperity are to the left of all the candidates, including Sanders.

The GOP Finally Finds the Courage to Attack Donald Trump

With his comments about John McCain's war record, the Donald seems to have crossed a line. 

The Three Climate Deniers in Congress Whose Districts Will Soon Be Underwater

The Republican representatives of three districts in Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia that are vulnerable to rising sea level don't believe 97 percent of climate scientists.

Why Joining a Union is Good For Your Well-Being

New research suggests that workplace organizing is key to personal happiness and overall well-being. 

The Real Debt Problem

Debt relief makes economic sense for Greece, underwater homeowners, and students—not just for corporations.

Why Don't Settlements Over Brutality Come Out of Police Budgets?

New York City's recent $5.9 million settlement with the family of Eric Garner leaves the NYPD's budget unscathed. 

If the Pope Wanted to Help the Poor, He’d Be a Feminist

Progressives are too easily taken in by talk of climate change and capitalism.

Delusion in the Desert

Dispatch from the libertarian FreedomFest convention in Las Vegas. 

Endgame in Europe

In a deal struck this week, Greece offered its creditors unconditional surrender. Will that be enough?

Clinton Tries to Move the Economic Conversation Beyond Jobs

If the question is how workers' lives can be improved, at least she has an answer, which is more than the Republican candidates can say.

An Embarrassment of Riches

The Republican primary is drenched in money from super PACs and billionaire political investors. Could there be a silver lining?

Betrayers of the Dream

How sleazy for-profit colleges disproportionately targeted black students.

Should Liberals Back Public Employee Unions?

The stakes in the new battle over unions have far-reaching implications.  

Get Out of Jail Free

How prosecutors and courts collude to keep corrupt executives from doing prison time. 

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