Politics

Will Harvey Dent Trump’s Climate Change Denial? (Probably Not)

Trump brings his un-presidential touch to the Southeast Texas disaster-in-progress

Goodbye to All That Democracy

Can our constitution co-exist with extremes of economic inequality?

The Worst People

The president promised he'd surround himself with only "the best people," but instead he's helping Joe Arpaio and neo-Nazis.

How the Russia Investigation Could Turn on 50-Year-Old Court Case

A former Justice Department prosecutor explores how a 1966 Supreme Court ruling could form the basis for possible future prosecutions.

'Detroit' and Charlottesville

Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same

The Mainstream Faces of Hate

It’s easy to reject racism when it waves a torch or a Nazi banner. But what about when it wears a suit and tie?

Stacking the Deck: The Regulatory Accountability Act’s Threat to Civil Rights

A bill that would drastically change the way federal agencies design regulations is on its way to a Senate vote.

Will Centrist Dems Give Trump His Tax Cuts?

There’s a bloc of Democrats who could be tempted to vote with Republicans for tax cuts for the rich. 

How About Erecting Monuments to the Heroes of Reconstruction?

Americans should build this pivotal post–Civil War era into the new politics of historical memory.

Trump Foments Social Unrest in Phoenix, Enabled by Republicans

A U.N. body weighs in on growing U.S. racial unrest, while Republicans refuse to act.

Competing with China

Steve Bannon might have been right about just one thing—the United States needs to play China’s game.

On Monuments and Minimum Wages

Conservative lawmakers’ defense of Confederate monuments in the South is part of a larger subterfuge to undercut the power of liberal black cities.  

Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?

The mixed record of America’s new rich as often self-interested philanthropists  

Taking Bannon’s Economic Nationalism Seriously

With the Trump strategist back at Breitbart, it's time to promote actually progressive economic populism.

In Trump Country, Trump Supporters Support Trump

Nuclear war, zombie virus, the complete breakdown of society? It won't shake their loyalty.

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