Politics

For Women’s Reproductive Freedom, a Chill Wind Blows

Roe v. Wade will stand for now, but the essential right it protects is in Trump’s line of fire.

Why the Trump Era Could Be an Opportunity for Democrats

Being out of power—or at least being out of the White House—can be very good for a party.

Why Populism Challenges Democracy from Within

Declining socioeconomic wellbeing is fueling populist movements in the United States and around the globe, to the detriment of representative democracy.

White Nationalist Bigotry Is the Official Policy of Trump’s White House

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.

Donald Trump’s Calibrated Race and Sex War

Don’t let his reluctant disavowal of a white nationalist group fool you—the real battle begins in the Senate.

How To Steal (or Nullify) an Election

North Carolina Republicans are doing their damnedest.

In France, Another Stunning Election Upset

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.

Under Siege, Abortion-Rights Advocates Must Link Health Care to Economic Prosperity

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.

The Costs of Being Poor

Two new books explore how difficult the housing market and criminal justice system make it to climb out of poverty.

The Greatest Grift of All

Losers like Lincoln and FDR just didn't see the presidency's potential as a personal money-maker.

A Government Of, By, and For the Deplorables

A frightening array of Islamophobes, xenophobes, homophobes, racists, and misogynists is assembling around President-elect Trump, normalizing the language and actions of hatred.

Poverty’s Punishment: America’s Oppressive Bail Regime

Bail systems across the country continue to function as another way the criminal justice system exacerbates poverty and racial inequality.

Can Cities Protect Their Immigrants from Trump?

In the name of human decency—and law and order—many have pledged to try.

Stalled at the Federal Level, Democracy Advocates Look to the States

Republicans control Washington now, but a string of successful campaign finance ballot initiatives at the state and local level has buoyed the democracy movement.

The Evil Demons of Our Nature

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”?

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