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.
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?
Unpacking the data that highlights all the problems with executive paychecks.
The Ohio state legislature is about to debate an extremely restrictive abortion bill. Again.
The days of unilateral imperial action are gone—American power is not enough to solve the conflicts in Egypt and Syria.
The benefits of a U.S. military strike against Syria don't outweigh the costs.
New work from a legendary writer in honor of the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, and a conversation on growing up during the civil-rights movement
An interview with Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Florida-based civil-rights group, the Dream Defenders.
The state's first openly gay state representative talks the Russian Olympics boycott, the war on women, and where progressives are about to make headway.
Attorney General Eric Holder may have brought attention to the problems of prison sentencing, but it's been state legislatures—including staunchly conservatives ones—that have taken the lead in finding solutions.
Retirement can be sweet for well-off LGBT elders, but it is fraught with perils for most.
Some have argued that the best way to protect minority voters is to pass broad election reforms. Here's why they're wrong.
Even if the founding fathers thought the filibuster was great, we have no reason to defer to their wisdom any more than we're obligated to protect slavery or deny women the vote.
D.C. medical marijuana dispensaries are finally open for business, but the nightmare of federal regulations and prohibitions still loom.
There's a lot we still don't know about the most important remaining legal provision we have to help fight voter discrimination. Like, will it actually work?