Politics

The Scalia Problem: It Wasn’t Originalism or Textualism -- It Was Trumpism

A review of Richard L. Hasen’s The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption

What the Teacher Strikes Mean

The white-collar rising of 2018 reflects millennial militancy, the death of the Norquist pledge, and one more issue on which Democrats need to move left.

Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years After

Dr. King was a prophet. Even more importantly, he was a strategist. Both lessons endure.

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Prophet as Healer

Whether by example or by strategy, Dr. King always looked for opportunities to build bridges.

New York State’s Federal Tax Dodge Is a Big Middle Finger to Republicans

Two provisions designed to offset the federal cap on SALT deductions is a big step toward fighting back against the GOP tax plan.

Voters' Belief in Fairness Will Toss Republicans from Office

They passed a tax cut, but it isn't going to save them.

With Shulkin Out, Veterans Need to Mobilize to Stop VA Privatization

Trump's new appointee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs will likely do little to oppose the privatization of veterans' health care.

Remembering Judge Stephen Reinhardt

The legacy of the great liberal appellate judge, who died Thursday at 87

Under Trump, a New Golden Age for Payday Lending

A deregulatory push led by top-level Republicans could turn back the clock to the heyday of predatory lending.

Trade: The Big Picture

We need a whole new understanding of our goals for the trading system and for America’s interests within it.

The Atlantic’s Gigantic Stumble

When a “thought-leader” magazine hires the misogynist Kevin Williamson, that’s some kind of leading from behind.

Food Stamps Aren’t a Substitute for Work. They’re How Low-Wage Workers Avoid Hunger.

Most adults on SNAP are workers, but they turn to the program when they’re between jobs or making too little.

The Face(book) of Big Brother

The only way to end the abuses of Facebook and others is to flatly prohibit the commercial packaging and sale of our private data.

Tell Old Netanyahu: Let These People Stay

Stopping Israel's expulsion of refugees would take a small miracle. This is the right time to make one.

Wells Fargo’s Overseer -- Make That Over-Looker -- Has Just Been Promoted

The leader of the San Francisco Fed has been tapped to head the New York Fed, the nation’s frontline bank supervisor. That doesn’t augur well.

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