Roe v. Wade will stand for now, but the essential right it protects is in Trump’s line of fire.
Being out of power—or at least being out of the White House—can be very good for a party.
Declining socioeconomic wellbeing is fueling populist movements in the United States and around the globe, to the detriment of representative democracy.
Conservatives who indignantly hounded African Americans from government jobs during the Clinton and Obama administrations haven’t batted an eye at the overt racism of Donald Trump’s appointees.
Don’t let his reluctant disavowal of a white nationalist group fool you—the real battle begins in the Senate.
North Carolina Republicans are doing their damnedest.
Former Prime Minister François Fillon crushes the opposition in the first round of the primary for the presidential nomination of the center-right Republican primary. The winner of the runoff could well become France’s next president—if he can beat Marine Le Pen.
A reproductive rights movement that had lost touch with women’s economic concerns is partly to blame for an election outcome that now puts basic constitutional rights in jeopardy.
Two new books explore how difficult the housing market and criminal justice system make it to climb out of poverty.
Losers like Lincoln and FDR just didn't see the presidency's potential as a personal money-maker.
A frightening array of Islamophobes, xenophobes, homophobes, racists, and misogynists is assembling around President-elect Trump, normalizing the language and actions of hatred.
Bail systems across the country continue to function as another way the criminal justice system exacerbates poverty and racial inequality.
In the name of human decency—and law and order—many have pledged to try.
Republicans control Washington now, but a string of successful campaign finance ballot initiatives at the state and local level has buoyed the democracy movement.
From Lincoln to Trump: Are we witnessing an irrevocable change in the American soul or a temporary warp in the “arc of the moral universe,” which will someday again “bend toward justice”?