Politics

ALEC Gives In, But There's No Reason to Celebrate

The shadowy group of legislators and corporations has disbanded its Public Safety and Elections Task Force. But that's no reason to stop the pressure.

Rise of the Machines

What happens when the robots take all our jobs?

Don't Blame Feminism for Your Bad Sex Life

Why is the new HBO show Girls treated as symbolic of its generation and not other shows?

Trouble at Home

Obama expands his territory while Romney is sure to lose his home state.

Mad Money

With right-wing fears rising over the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, Republican state legislators want to 
create their own currencies.

Romney Takes On the Rich!

Or at least one of their tax deductions

Don't Tell 'Em, Show 'Em

Mitt Romney's meta-communication problem

Spring Cleaning for Occupy

Many social-movement organizations have become mausoleums to their causes. OWS offers a template for renewal. 

Obamaites Charge Romney with Inveterate Richness

He can't escape that photo.

Even Romney's Donors Support Same-Sex Marriage

His stance might work with the social conservatives he's trying to impress, but not with some of the people funding his presidential campaign.

Bible Reading and Faithful Politics

Conservative Christians look to scriptures to justify Republican dogma. 

What Does an Abortionist Look Like?

Even with the new regime of restrictive abortion laws, women will still get abortions. They'll just be unsafe ones. 

Romney's Not-So Secret Plan

Reporters overhear the former Massachusetts' private speech, but the leaked policies don't amount to much

House Republicans to Keep Romney on a Short Leash

The former Massachusetts governor won't have too much room to maneuver in the fall.

Was Adrienne Rich Anti-Trans?

By failing to acknowledge the late author's views on womanhood, feminists risk writing trans people out of the movement.

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