Politics

Bloomberg's Rocky Mountain Rout

The New York City mayor poured buckets of cash into two Colorado recall elections centering around gun control. His candidates still lost. 

Trumka's Ploy

How the AFL-CIO president proposed revolution in order to get reform

Larry Summers and the Economists’ “Greed Exception”

Why do we assume those who study money cannot be corrupted by it? 

What Happens If Immigration Reform Fails?

House Republicans are complaining that their autumn schedules are just too full to bring the legislation up for a vote.

A True Liberal Mayor At Last?

Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary, as expected. Could the city finally have a leader to bring its progressive forces into a powerful alliance?

Unions—Not Just for Middle-Aged White Guys Anymore

This week’s AFL-CIO convention heralds some fundamental changes for labor. 

Labor Goes Community

At the AFL-CIO's convention, everyone is talking coalition building with like-minded organizations to forge real change for workers. 

A New Plot to Change the Pledge

Those seeking to take "under God" out of the oath have failed many times. But now they have a new game plan.

The Summers Dossier

Is making Larry Summers Fed chair worth a confirmation battle that depletes Obama’s rapidly dwindling political capital?

What Happened to Christine Quinn’s Lead?

Why the former New York City front-runner doesn’t have more support from women

Coming Out Guns Blazing in Colorado's Recall Elections

Challenges to two sitting state senators' seats might prove to be bellwethers for legislators voting for gun control laws across the country. Then again, maybe not.  

A Twerk Too Far

Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it. 

Leave the Munich Pact Out of This, John Kerry

The secretary of state's comparision of U.S. inaction on Syria to Europe's failure to stop Hitler in 1938 is counterproductive fearmongering.

Christianity: Not Just for Haters Anymore

A new online campaign gives people of faith the chance to show they're "not all like that."

Is the CIA on Its Way to Hacking the Sky?

Human manipulation of the climate might be the quickest way to combat global warming. It's also the most frightening.

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