Politics

Who's to Blame for Brexit? The Elites

Britain's vote to leave the European Union was driven by right-wing populism, but the real blame must be laid at the feet of elite technocrats who have bungled the European project.

Underneath Five-Star Veneer, High-End Restaurant Employees Get Worked Over

In an industry where exploitation is business-as-usual, workers have won some important victories—but still have a long way to go.

Report: ‘Racial Rules’ Widen Economic Inequality for African Americans

A new study explores the historical roots of the widening racial inequality gap.

Will the Court Restrict Abortion to the Wealthy?

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Texas abortion restrictions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, low-income women face the prospect that the procedure will become so costly as to be essentially illegal.

Can Big Business Dismantle the Joint Employer Standard?

Nearly one year after the NLRB’s landmark Browning-Ferris decision, the business lobby is fighting back.

Fighting Over Fuel

The auto industry, already under fire following a string of safety recalls, has successfully lobbied for multiple loopholes in federal emissions standards, and is now battling with regulators to weaken the administration’s signature fuel economy plan.

The Question Gun Advocates Should Have to Answer

How about acknowledging that their version of freedom has a cost?

Healing by Helping: Orlando's Strategy for Victims, Families, and Community

City officials flooded with millions in donations following the recent nightclub massacre now face a tough but increasingly common dilemma following urban tragedies: how to distribute the money.

Punishing Women for Abortion

In a new front in the emotional battle over abortion, state legislatures and courts have been imposing prison sentences on women who seek to terminate their pregnancies.

Pain and Power: The LGBT Crucible

One year after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the Orlando shootings capture the challenges facing the LGBT community as their political clout continues to grow.

Teacher Unions Are ‘Bargaining for the Common Good’

Unions across the country are expanding their focus to the broader community.

The Religious Right’s Crocodile Tears Over Orlando Shooting

As the LGBT and Latino communities mourned, right-wing religionists pounced to exploit the moment.

Trump as a Strategic Asset of the Islamic State

The candidate is playing the part assigned to him in terrorist strategy.

Privilege, Passion, and Politics

The carnage in Orlando and hooliganism in Marseille prompt thoughts about reason versus the passions and the nature of the American Constitution.

Minimum Wage Momentum Continues to Surge

Wages hit $15 from D.C. to Silicon Valley and a new analysis points to the working class’s multicultural future.

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