Politics

Still Nader After All These Years

It is heartening that Nader, at age 80, is still biased towards hope more than cynicism.

The Snake in the Market Basket: Can the Company Recover From Employee Revolt Without Loading Up With Debt?

The CEO loved by the supermarket chain's employees for worker fairness had to partner with a private equity firm to win back his place. Nobody yet knows what price the piper will exact.

Why Republicans Can't Solve Their Problem With Women Voters

They're trying to figure it out, but the problem lies in both their policies and their attitude.

McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money

The constitutional amendment deemed "radical" by the Senate minority leader simply affirms that money is not speech and that no one, however wealthy or powerful, has a constitutional right to spend unlimited sums to influence our elections.

Jindal's Assault on Abortion Rights the Latest Round in the War on Women

The Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential hopeful has signed into law a measure that would shut at least three of the state's five abortion clinics.

Expert: U.S. Police Training in Use of Deadly Force Woefully Inadequate

In U.S. police department budgets, most funding goes to salaries and equipment, and virtually nothing to training. It's a deadly formula, says Maria Haberfeld of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

T-TIPping Point: Rise of Corporate Right Greater Menace than Rise of Far Right

Who supports using trade to undermine regulation of capitalism? Wall Street and its corporate allies.

François Hollande’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

When the Socialist president of France threw in with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her austerity agenda, his own government was thrown into turmoil. The backstory involves ambitious rivals.

How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?

Calling African Americans "culturally backward" and arguing against the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Dinesh D'Souza soars to the top of the chart.

It's Time To Stop 'Managing' the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Just End It

Netanyahu appears to truly not believe that a negotiated agreement can end a conflict with a dedicated opponent, but there's really no other way.

How a Widely Beloved Tax Deduction Really Just Benefits the Well-Off and Exacerbates Inequality

National opinion polls show a majority of Americans support the mortgage interest deduction. Yet most U.S. homeowners receive very little benefit from it.

I'm Polite, Middle-Class and Harassed By Police. Here's Why.

The targeting of citizens by authorities based on racial stereotypes is a serious issue that needs refocusing—an issue that needs to be looked at starting from the root and not the leaf.

No Jobs But Crappy Jobs: The Next Big Political Issue?

The mass frustration is surely there. What's missing is a mainstream national leader who will make this cause a prime election issue.

What Judges Know: The Fault for Underfunded Pensions Lies With Politicians, Not Workers

We can’t count on politicians to stick to their word. It’s promising that judges are forcing them to.

The Government Program That's Equipping Police Like an Occupying Military Force

A chilling index from the Institute for Southern Studies.

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