Politics

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.

Reefer Madness: The Guide to New Federal Pot Policy

The most important take-aways from the Department of Justice's marijuana memo.

Game, Set, Match—Feminism

It's been 40 years since tennis player Billie Jean King won the "Battle of the Sexes," but she did a whole lot more for women's athletics than just win a widely hyped match.   

Chelsea Manning and the Politics of a Pronoun

The end of the Wikileaks trial has led to a much-needed discussion on how the media treat gender.

Going Beyond Protest

In 1963, America was overtly racist and needed a massive March on Washington. Today, racial bias is more subtle but just as insidious—we must learn to fight it differently.

When Giving It the Old College Try Fails

Almost half of Americans drop out of college and are left with debt. Is it time for a bigger investment in vocational training for young people? 

Why Supersized CEO Pay Is the Worst—in Three Charts

Unpacking the data that highlights all the problems with executive paychecks.

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