Politics

A Safety Net for On-Demand Workers?

A new paper suggests how to better regulate the gig economy, but the plan may only reinforce its worst abuses. 

The Labor Prospect: Southern Struggles

VW workers vote to unionize in Tennessee, right-to-work falls through in Ohio, and the NLRB takes on labor violations at Nissan. 

How ISIS and Trump Enable Each Other

Americans are increasingly terrified, and the Donald's tough-guy bravado is just what the moment rewards.

Terrorism Truths No Politician Will Admit

The fact that no matter what we do there will always be the possibility of terrorist attacks isn't something presidents are supposed to say.

Security for a Precarious Workforce

What will it take, economically and politically, to broadly regularize employment?  

Campaign Against Planned Parenthood Decades in the Making

The right’s takeover of the GOP mainstreamed a call to violence.

Q&A: How to Slash Emissions While Creating Jobs

In his new book Greening the Global Economy, economist Robert Pollin argues that that investing in renewable energy will both fight global warming and boost employment worldwide.

Black Lives Matter—And Beyond

We need not just common consciousness of the multiple forms of discrimination, but a grand coalition of decency against all the forces of the lunatic right. 

The Shame of Tax Havens

Taxes evaded in offshore havens could fund a lot of public services.  

Can Cities Take the Lead on Climate Change?

As national efforts heading into the Paris summit fall short of averting catastrophic warming, how far cities can go to close the gap is hard to know. 

Fear Wins, Obama Loses

Manipulating the public's emotions has never been Obama's strong suit. 

How to Defeat ISIS

The Turks won’t like it, but the U.S. has to back the Kurds.

Can Teachers Unions Help Online Charter Schools?

After a lengthy battle, California teachers have won the right to form a union in their online charter school network.

The Spy Who Couldn't Keep His Mouth Shut

With Jonathan Pollard out on parole after serving 30 years for spying for Israel, the public deserves a reprieve from the bilateral hypocrisy his case inspired.

Donald Trump: Evidence of Our Degeneracy

With his lies about black people and the people of Jersey City, the question is why so many Americans want to believe him.

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