Politics

Trump Love and the Schlonging of American Women

The Donald’s bizarre remarks on Monday betray a widely held contempt for women and their bodies.

Criminal Background Checks Screen College Applicants

More than half of American colleges and universities are using criminal background checks to screen applicants, potentially affecting college aid and tax credits.

The Charter School Business

And how to keep it from being the charter school racket: An interview with Bruce Baker.

Gunfight at the GOP Corral

Three items to ponder: Republican gun hypocrisy, a win for reproductive rights, and the Fed's rate hike.

The Irony in Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz's Argument Over "Amnesty"

The GOP candidates are competing to be the toughest on immigration, but a path to citizenship is quite popular with Republican voters.

Climate Accord Mobilizes Health Industry

The Paris climate accord has mobilized the health-care sector and will have sweeping impacts on public health.

The Gross Oversight in the Fed's Decision to Raise Interest Rates

Traditional economic theories don’t take into account how much power U.S. workers have lost.

GOP Riders Fuel Secret Spending

Conservative riders in the new omnibus budget bill explicitly ban the SEC and IRS from taking critical steps against dark money spending. 

How Congress Scuttled a Plan to Save Puerto Rico From Default

The GOP really is telling Puerto Rico to drop dead.

The Chaos Party

If you find comfort in the notion of a Republican Party in disarray, you may wish to reconsider.

Accelerating the Fight Against ISIS

Going into 2012, Obama had Osama. Going into 2016, the Democrats need the fall of Raqqa and Mosul.

The Labor Prospect: Is There An On-Demandate?

Seattle votes to let Uber and Lyft drivers unionize, Black Lives Matter targets police contracts, and the White House comes out strongly for the Cadillac Tax. 

Thinking About President Trump

Frightening as it may seem, the Donald could actually win the White House. 

Ouf! France Dodges a Political Bullet

France's far right was dealt a major blow on Sunday but it remains a powerful political force. 

Will Big Finance Join the Fight to Curb Global Warming?

Economic imperatives are starting to drive the fight against global warming, and that could be a game changer.

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