Politics

How Schumer's Iran Gamble Threatens Democrats' Chances in 2016

If enough senators in the minority party follow the lead of their next likely leader, the minority may be where they stay.

Today's GOP: The Party of Jefferson Davis -- Not Lincoln

If you think the Civil War is over, think again.

The Opportunity Dodge

It's an empty promise—because the chance to thrive will never be good amid great inequalities.

Brewing Human Rights Crisis in Baltimore as City Threatens Mass Water Shutoffs

Residents warn move is part of global trend towards the 'commodification of our basic needs.'

Our Corporate Saviors

Companies like Walmart take a lot of credit for pushing back against discrimination and low wages—but real change comes from building movements. 

Raising Wages From the Bottom Up

Three ways city and state governments can make the difference.

In 2016, Money Will Matter More Than Ever, Yet Not At All

Money in politics is a problem, but it goes way beyond this or that donor or election. 

Miscarriage of Justice: Asian-American Women Targeted -- and All Women Threatened -- by Feticide Laws Like Indiana's

Purvi Patel's pregnancy ended with a medical emergency—and a 20-year prison sentence. 

Why the Feds Can't Seem to Rein in For-Profit Colleges -- Or Stop Giving Them Money

For-profit colleges have mastered predatory lending while still relying heavily on federal dollars. 

With New Protections Tied Up in the Courts, Home Health-Care Workers Aren't Waiting Around

From New York to California, domestic workers are fighting to make new rights a reality. 

The Crisis of Black Unemployment: Still Higher Than Pre-Recession Levels

Despite increasing hires of black workers, the employment gap between African Americans and whites remains high.

The Self-Contradictory Argument All Republicans Are Making on the Indiana Discrimination Law

The cases in question are essentially zero-sum conflicts of claimed rights.

The 'Rapacious' Business Model That Rules the Church of Scientology

When L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetcs enterprise collapsed, he told his wife that the only way to make money was to found a religion, according to the HBO documentary, Going Clear.

5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support

The economic populism Clinton may need to win. 

Did JPMorgan Try to Bribe Dem Power-Brokers? (Depends What Your Definition of 'Bribe' Is)

They've got a problem with Elizabeth Warren. And they want party leaders to do something about it.

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