Politics

The Siren Call of Streetcars

How the real-estate industry foils cost-effective transit

Bat Fight: Environmentalists Sue Feds for Failing to Protect Bats

Four environmental groups allege that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service missed a key opportunity to save threatened bats. 

Why Bernie May Have a Better Shot at Winning in November than Hillary

The nomination remains an uphill fight, but Sanders’s victory in Michigan demonstrates his unique ability to mobilize working class voters. 

Trump-l’Oeil

At the heart of Trump's appeal is not authoritarianism but the cult of celebrity. 

Maryland Criminal Justice Advocates, Police Unions Clash Over Reforms

Reformers arguing for civilian participation in misconduct investigations face opposition from police unions they say shield officers from disciplinary action.

Park Service Centennial Spotlights Public Lands Disputes

While the 100-year old National Parks Service still enjoys widespread public support, conservative attacks put the future of public lands in jeopardy.

The Real Culprit in the Apple-FBI Encryption Dispute: Congress

The debate between Apple and federal prosecutors raises critical questions of privacy and security, but inaction on Capitol Hill makes a resolution unlikely. 

 

Trumpism as a Transatlantic Phenomenon

Donald Trump's revolt against the forces of globalization has many echoes in Europe.

Constitutional Crisis and Political Stalemate

American politics seems poised for a historic realignment—but what form will it take?

The Labor Prospect: Michigan Puts Outsourcing in Presidential Spotlight

Trade policy looms large in the presidential race, the right-to-work battle heats up, and Clinton calls for an end to the subminimum wage.

Trumpism as a Transatlantic Phenomenon

Donald Trump's revolt against the forces of globalization has many echoes in Europe.

Trumpism as a Transatlantic Phenomenon

Donald Trump's revolt against the forces of globalization has many echoes in Europe.

Shall We Be Released?

The mass folly of mass incarceration and the road back to sane prison policy. 

Could Donald Trump Deliver Congress to the Democrats?

It might be the only chance a Democratic president will have at really governing.

Trump and the Klan: A New Controversy with Old Roots

The Ku Klux Klan’s dominant role in the 1924 Democratic National Convention was a telling moment with 21st century echoes.

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