Politics

White Supremacy and Trump's Battle for the 'Soul of America'

The presumptive GOP nominee is reviving Patrick Buchanan's legacy of bigotry.

Beyond Obamacare: Stopping Corporations from Making People Sick

The next generation of health reforms should loosen the grip of corporations on the health of Americans, an issue that will resonate with voters angry about special interests in 2016.

Yes, Sometimes It Is Anti-Semitism

The crisis in Britain's Labour Party has some wider lessons for progressives. 

Tea Partiers and Progressives Unite Against 'Deceptive' Florida Ballot Initiative

A bipartisan "green tea" group is fighting for solar in Florida.

Trump Fallout Hurts GOP Campaign Coffers

Donald Trump’s role as GOP standard-bearer widens the growing rift between the Republican Party and its longtime business allies and corporate donors.

How Trump Beat Cruz at His Own Game

Banking on evangelicals, Cruz misread the Republican base at a moment when Trump had memorized its contours and soft spots.

Trump’s Nomination Will Shake Confidence in American Democracy

We already had reasons to worry about democracy. Now we have one more.

Getting Beyond Prison: A Vermont Case Study

The federal sentencing reform advancing in Congress would expand programs designed to cut recidivism among released offenders. One state thinks it’s found a solution—give former prisoners a circle of volunteer supporters.

Harnessing the Power of the New Working Class

If the new proletariat starts identifying as a class, it could transform politics. 

Chobani and the Problem with Benevolent Bosses

Banking on CEOs' goodwill is not a substitute for the lasting gains that can be made through worker organizing. 

Why Hillary Clinton May be Doomed to Repeat the Obama Presidency

Two years to legislate, and then a big Republican victory that stymies her—and that's if she's lucky.

The Labor Movement’s May Day Promise

Some cast the labor movement as dying or even dead, but even amid attacks on collective bargaining workers are finding innovative ways to organize.

Kildee: Michigan Austerity Policies Doomed Flint

Anti-government mania is to blame for the city’s contaminated-water crisis, says Flint’s congressional representative.

Presidential Transition Demands Transparency

Experts agree that the presidential transfer of power should start now, but just as urgent is the need to strip back the veil of secrecy that has shrouded past transitions.

How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine

We can't just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they've already amassed.

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