Politics

Forty Years of Experience with the ‘New and Improved’ Death Penalty, 1976–2016

Four decades after the creation of the modern death penalty, the system remains racially biased, costly, and prone to error.

Enough With the 'Optics' and the 'Narrative'

Be on your guard when the commentary goes meta.

Q&A: Trump’s Deceptive Trade Stance

In his recent speech attacking America’s trade policies, Donald Trump relied heavily on data from the Economic Policy Institute. EPI President Lawrence Mishel says Trump is wrong on the issue.

Democrats Fight Trump and One Another Over Trade

As Donald Trump ramps up his anti-trade rhetoric, progressives have stepped up pressure on the Democratic Party’s platform committee to decisively reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Marriage of Inconvenience

Economics have pushed Israel and Turkey to an overdue reconciliation. But Gaza, supposed cause of the rift, gains too little

One Year After Marriage Equality, Progress and Peril for LGBT Americans

The one-year anniversary of marriage equality in the U.S. comes at a watershed moment for LGBT organizers, who are launching new initiatives and forging fresh alliances amid a conservative backlash.

Trump Lays Bare the Moral Bankruptcy of the Religious Right

The movement’s top leaders crown the foul-mouthed casino owner as their savior.

Education Reformers Reflect at 25

A quarter-century on, challenges loom for the school reform movement.

Why Britain Is Likely to Remain in the E.U.

“Muddle Through” is Britain’s national credo, and it could well save the day this time.

Supreme Court Offers Undocumented Workers No Relief from Fear and Danger

The Court’s deadlock on DAPA puts many promising organizing efforts in jeopardy.

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Sets Precedent for Pending Cases

The decision upholding the University of Texas at Austin's admissions program is a victory for affirmative action supporters.

The Last Berniebro?

By the time Bernie Sanders finally gives Hillary Clinton his endorsement, there may be nobody left who cares.

After Brexit: What Remains of the European Project?

The British have made up their minds. But what drove them to it?

Soda Taxes Hit a Sweet Spot

Philadelphia’s new tax on soda will be a critical test for cash-strapped municipalities looking to raise revenue.

What Next for Obama’s Immigration Action?

Even after the Supreme Court failed to overturn an anti-immigrant ruling, the president still has options.

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