Politics

Bernie Learns His Lesson -- But Have the Rest of Us?

The progressive movement has a race problem.

Zephyr Teachout on Getting Big Money Out of Politics

Zephyr Teachout talks Citizens United, public financing, and her new role heading Lawrence Lessig's Mayday PAC. 

Why Social Security Beats All Rivals -- And the Case for Expanding It

More retirees are relying exclusively on Social Security than ever before. The program itself is sound—but it needs to be expanded. 

Why Deep Red States Are Rethinking the Death Penalty

There are few things that embody big government more than capital punishment—and a small but growing conservative movement wants it repealed. 

Why Donald Trump Matters

He may say ridiculous things and have no policy ideas to speak of, but don't plan on him stopping anytime soon.

Valuing Medicaid

Why we need it, how we should improve it.

Cultures of Impunity

Whether it's corporate crime, police homicide, or sexual assault, the issue is the same: Does the law apply to everyone?

Why Netroots Nation Was Exactly the Right Place for a #BlackLivesMatter Protest

When you’re not being heard by your own side, it’s time to make noise.

What We Talk About When We Shout About Iran

The real argument isn't about the fine print. It's about Obama, Netanyahu, and the value of diplomacy.

The Latest Indication of Obama's Lack of Commitment to Financial Reform

The new Fed nomination signals the administration's belief that Dodd-Frank solved everything.

Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals

The reforms needed to restore the country's shared prosperity are to the left of all the candidates, including Sanders.

The GOP Finally Finds the Courage to Attack Donald Trump

With his comments about John McCain's war record, the Donald seems to have crossed a line. 

The Three Climate Deniers in Congress Whose Districts Will Soon Be Underwater

The Republican representatives of three districts in Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia that are vulnerable to rising sea level don't believe 97 percent of climate scientists.

Why Joining a Union is Good For Your Well-Being

New research suggests that workplace organizing is key to personal happiness and overall well-being. 

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