Politics

Get Out of Jail Free

How prosecutors and courts collude to keep corrupt executives from doing prison time. 

We Don't Need 'Modern Asylums'

We need to make deinstitutionalization work for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

How Obama Could Crack Down on Dark Money Without Congress

The White House is considering an executive order aimed at the undisclosed political contributions of federal contractors. 

Why Surveillance Won't Prevent Cyber Attacks

A new Senate bill would dramatically expand surveillance to prevent cyber attacks, but real security is about minimizing risk. 

The IRS Will Close This Tax Loophole -- Unless Wall Street Gets Its Way

Hedge fund managers are fighting to keep a little-known tax cheat that saves them hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. 

Andrew Jackson's Dark Legacy Belongs to All of Us -- Democrat and Republican Alike

Go ahead, purge the seventh president from currency and celebrations. But shoving his legacy off on opponents is not the answer.

The Progressive Victory You Haven't Heard Of: NYC's Ban on Employment Credit Checks

The new law prohibits the discriminatory screening process, which disproportionately affects the poor and communities of color.

A Note to Hillary on Boycotts and Settlements

It's time for Clinton to clarify her positions on Israel and Palestine. 

SCOTUS Comes Calling on Public Sector Unions

A case that could decimate public sector unions is now headed to the Supreme Court. 

Are Uber and Lyft Driving Recalled Cars?

While aggressively marketing their services as safe, the ride-sharing giants do not require drivers to repair recalled cars. 

Columbia University Was Invested in Incarceration—Until Students Stopped It

Inside the nationwide campaign to keep university endowments out of the prison business. 

The Joy of No

Greece's rejection of austerity was an important step forward, but it also threw Europe's deep divisions into stark relief.  

World Cup Corruption: The Bigger Scandal

In the shadow of Qatar's new soccer stadium, Nepali migrant workers face exploitation, injury, and death.

How Donald Trump Changed the GOP Debate on Immigration

In reaction to him, the other candidates are sounding downright welcoming to immigrants.

The Supreme Court's Challenge to Housing Segregation

For decades, the Fair Housing Act's potential was squandered. A recent Court decision may finally change that. 

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