Politics

It’s Not a Skills Gap That’s Holding Wages Down: It's the Weak Economy, Among Other Things

Workers’ ability to handle technological advances doesn’t explain what’s happened to American wages.

Social Contagion and Facebook's Mea Culpa: An Interview With Deanna Zandt

The social media giant may have misfired with its secret manipulation, but a leading technologist says that such mapping—done right—can be a tool for good.

Why Your New iPhone Has Law Enforcement In a Tizzy

Apple’s move won’t lead to terrorist attacks or unsolved kidnappings; it will simply make FBI investigators’ jobs a bit harder.

How the Koch Brothers Helped Bring About the Law That Shut Texas Abortion Clinics

It may be a panel of judges that shut most Texas abortion clinics, but the law the court upheld began with a flood of money to antiabortion forces from the billionaires' network of "free enterprise" groups.

Tragedy, Privation and Hope: Joy Boothe's Inspiring Journey to Moral Monday

Horrifically orphaned and raised with prejudice, she built a house and a new life with her own hands. Now hers are among many building a movement for justice.

Palestinian Despair Plays Into Netanyahu's Hands -- For Now

At the U.N., Abbas's use of the word "genocide" made the Israeli leader's work easier.

In Political System Disconnected From Society's Ills, Remedies Pushed to Fringes of Public Debate

No mainstream politician will talk about real solutions, for fear of being ridiculed.

When the Next Terrorist Attack Comes, Will We Be Capable of Keeping Our Heads?

As we start a new war, it's worth considering the question now.

At Religious Right Gathering, Dubious Plan Emerges for Recapturing the Presidency

At the Values Voter Summit, politicians were told that the path to victory is in promoting issues that turn out to alienate young people and women.

Black Wealth On TV: Realities Don’t Match Perceptions

African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but have less than 3 percent of total wealth.

City Coffers, Not Police Budgets, Hit Hard By the High Cost of Brutality

If settlements for police misconduct on citizens came out of the funding for police, incidents of abuse would be reduced, experts say.

Henry McCollum’s Innocence and the Stakes for Death Row Inmates in a Red State

When North Carolina's Republican lawmakers repealed the Racial Justice Act, those on death row who were wrongfully convicted lost a crucial tool for getting a second chance.

Missiles and Rebels: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Is the Obama administration thinking about all the ways the campaign against ISIL could turn into a disaster?

ISIL, Iraq and Syria: Why Military Action Won’t Do The Trick

Defeating rogue groups requires effective, representative governments in the states they occupy.

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Margaret Thatcher's Sins

The Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London.

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