Politics

The Five Worst Roberts Court Rulings

Most progressives would rank Citizens United v. FEC as the worst ruling ever handed down by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. But five other rulings are turning out to be even more disastrous.

When Liberalism Came Apart

Two new books about the late 1960s provide grist for thinking about political turbulence today. 

Presidents, Congress, and Infrastructure Investment Gridlock

Clinton and Trump support new spending on the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, and mass transit. It remains to be seen whether the next Congress will.

Black Lives Matter Movement Splintering at DNC

Protests against police violence worked their way through downtown Philadelphia, in opposition to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention.

Q&A: The Education Stakes in Election 2016

A conversation with NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on what 2016 means for K-12 education.  

Why Netanyahu Suddenly Wants a Deal on U.S. Aid

The prime minister, in an attack of good sense, realizes that a GOP victory may not be good news for Israel.

How the DNC Avoided a Philly Airport Worker Strike

Faced with the prospect of an airport strike that could have blocked convention delegates from landing in Philadelphia, senior Democratic officials pressured American Airlines to the bargaining table.

A Turn in European Terror

Targets of terror in France and Germany have shifted from well-defened government facilities to more vulnerable public spaces. 

Bill Clinton Wins Hearts and Heads

The Democratic Party’s éminence grise delivers a masterful portrait of the woman and change agent who would be president.

Education Reform Democrats Look Ahead to Life After Obama

School choice activists met at a Democratic National Convention forum to discuss the party’s education stances, but unions were conspicuously absent from discussion.

Latinos Remain Skeptical of Democrats’ Immigration Policy

For activists in Philadelphia, simply not being Donald Trump may not be enough.

At Democratic Convention, Bernie's Army Takes on a Life of its Own

Bernie Sanders has won key concessions from Democrats and accepted Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, but many of his followers are marching in a different direction.

 

Trade Politics and the Presidential Campaign

Why Clinton’s criticism of trade deals like the TPP should be taken with a grain of salt.  

Why Tim Kaine Is the Progressives' Dream

Ignore his few deviations from orthodoxy—he could wind up being the best vice president progressives could hope for.

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