Politics

Why Grayson Would Make Perfect Opponent to Gowdy on Benghazi Committee

Many progressives have argued for a Democratic boycott of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi, but that would be a colossal error. 

The Politics of Polarization: Not as Simple as They Seem

Too often, journalists talk about this phenomenon as though it were symmetrical, with Republicans and Democrats moving away from the center at roughly the same rate. But that's just not true.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any?

Koch Brothers Struggle Against Misconception That They Care About the Wealthy

It's hard to convince voters your policies are all about helping the less fortunate if you're simultaneously heaping contempt on them.

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

People Facing Death: ISIL, Vietnam, and the Impact of Images

An interview with an expert in the cultural functions of journalism, and the power of the visual.

Republicans Seek to Tar All Muslims With the Brush of ISIL

When the president said the terrorist group was not Islamic, his opposition got hopping mad.

A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere

Fred Ross's change-making Axioms for Organizers is updated for the Internet age, and for a new generation battling discrimination and police brutality.

Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Might Not Be Talking About Ray Rice

But it may take another century before the beating of women by the men in their lives seems as barbaric and unacceptable as slavery does today.

Endless 9/11s: How the Bush-Cheney Response to the World Trade Center Attack Shaped Today’s Terrors

Non-state terrorism was a bewildering foreign policy and military challenge in 2001, and even more so now.

In Fight Against ISIL, Obama Finds Himself Facing Michael Corleone's Dilemma

He'd like to get out of the Middle East, but the actions of ruthless enemies draw him back.

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