Politics

The Labor Prospect: How Garland Would (and Would Not) Be a Pro-Labor Justice

Predicting how Garland would rule on labor cases, Trump's working class appeal, and measuring the "gig economy."

Transit Safety Shuffle in the Nation’s Capital

Unless the federal government can exercise proper authority over D.C.'s ailing transit system, dangerous accidents may continue to occur. 

How to Explain Which Republicans Will Support Trump, and Which Won't

What's good for the party and what's good for individual politicians isn't always the same thing. 

Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg Desegregate Its Schools ... Again?

Charlotte led the way in school integration during the 1970s and 1980s, but now faces deep divisions over plans to diversify its increasingly segregated schools.

The Job-Killing Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of: The China Bilateral Investment Treaty

In behind-the-scenes negotiations with China, the Obama administration is pushing a trade compact that could export jobs overseas and erode worker protections. Why?

Paul Ryan: The GOP’s Next Presidential Nominee?

The House speaker has said he’s not interested in the presidency, but he’s united his bickering party once before, and may do so again.

Republicans Say They Want to Nominate Another Scalia. But They Don’t Mean It

Why the next Scalia could be far worse for the progressive agenda.

What We Can Do about Gun Violence

Incremental changes to existing gun laws could help deter mass shootings and gun homicides. 

Campaign Challenge: Fix the African American Student Loan Crisis

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have proposed plans to ease the crippling debt burdening African American students, but their plans diverge in predictable ways.

Campaign Challenge: Fix the African American Student Loan Crisis

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have proposed plans to ease the crippling debt burdening African American students, but their plans diverge in predictable ways.

Campaign Challenge: Fix the African American Student Loan Crisis

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have proposed plans to ease the crippling debt burdening African American students, but their plans diverge in predictable ways.

Illinois Governor Pushes Anti-Labor Agenda Amid Budget Standoff

Bruce Rauner's slate of labor-busting measures has touched off a lengthy budget impasse in Springfield. 

The Trump Campaign's Nasty Turn

Trump gives his supporters permission to say and do what they want, no matter how ugly.

When Your Enemy's Enemy is Your Enemy

A defense of Hezbollah by two Israeli Arab parties is a lesson for progressives on the pitfalls of obsolete rhetoric.

The Siren Call of Streetcars

How the real-estate industry foils cost-effective transit

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