Politics

Race-Blind Admissions Are Affirmative Action for Whites

In 1994, University of Michigan rejected Jennifer Gratz, setting in motion the overturning of state's affirmative-action policy. Now, she's challenging a black student who's protesting her own rejection.

Republicans on the ACA: Wrong, but Rational

For the GOP, there's no real benefit in admitting Obamacare is working.

When Shareholder Capitalism Came to Town

The rise in inequality can be blamed on the shift from managerial to shareholder capitalism.

Would You Let a Robot Give You a Sponge Bath?

Most Americans think it would be a bad thing if robots provided aid for the sick and elderly. Here's why they'll come around.

Where the Death Penalty Stands

Yesterday, New Hampshire narrowly failed to eliminate its death penalty. We offer some charts about capital punishment in the United States and abroad.

The Circle of Scam Keeps Turning

Tea Party groups pay conservative radio hosts, who tell their audiences to contribute to Tea Party groups. Everybody wins, except the people forking over their money.

Judging Obama's "Evolution" on Marriage Equality

Will history remember only where he arrived, or also what it took him to get there?

Did Jesus Have a Wife?

An ancient fragment doesn’t prove that Jesus was married—but it does raise questions about Christians’ attitudes toward sex.

The Culture War Goes On

Give this to Southern Republicans: they'll keep fighting even after they've lost.

Uncivil Disobedience and the Opposite of Patriotism

What the conservatives defending that Nevada rancher don't seem to understand.

Cuomo's Wedge

How New York’s Democratic governor has estranged New York’s Democratic voters

Hillary Clinton, Youth Candidate

Republicans will nominate someone younger than her, and it won't make a difference to young people.

Strike a Pose

Southern Democrats up for re-election bash the Obama administration, which probably doesn't much care.

Karl Polanyi Explains It All

Want to understand our market-crazed era? Rediscover the 20th century’s most prophetic critic of capitalism.  

’Coming Out’ Doesn’t Begin to Describe It: Message from a Trans Survivor

For trans people, revealing their history calls the truth of their gender into question.

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