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The Next Cool Thing: Great Writing From the Middle of America

Marking its first year in publication, Belt Magazine, with its focus on the industrial Midwest, is the nation's new literary darling.

The Next Cool Thing: Great Writing From the Middle of America

Marking its first year in publication, Belt Magazine, with its focus on the industrial Midwest, is the nation's new literary darling.

Congresswoman-Elect Mia Love: Personification of GOP Hypocrisy on Immigration

Much is made of her status as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. Less attention is given to her likely status as an "anchor baby."

Obama's Immigration Move About Much More Than Politics

It's the humanity of the thing.

We Let Bill Cosby Into Our Homes, So He Owes Us an Explanation

America's once-favorite TV dad needs to take his own advice.

Whither Wheeler? FCC Mulls the Fate of Net Neutrality

Whatever choice the FCC chairman makes will need the support of the other two Democrats on the commission to make it stick. Most believe he’ll have that backing.

With Border Patrol Already Out of Control, GOP Demands Won't Fix Immigration Woes

The ties that bind us to the countries to our south are deep and enduring. Building a wall, or a host of new field offices, or a miniature army won't do anything to change that.

How Democrats Can Win Back the White Working Class and Increase Turnout Among Blacks and Latinos

Do more for minorities and the poor, and you presumably risk driving social conservatives even further into the arms of Republicans. But ignore the needs of those who need more government activism and the Democratic base fails to turn out.

How Badly Do Republicans Want Tax Reform? (Maybe Not That Badly)

They're already saying it might be impossible if Barack Obama hurts their feelings.

 

The End of the Lavender Ghetto

As gays and lesbians gain acceptance, they are moving away from the old neighborhoods that long epitomized gay culture.

What Will Obama's Trade Deal Do for You? Maybe Cost You Your Job

Free trade agreements are bad deals for working Americans.

The Keystone XL Issue May Be Resolved With—Shocker—Democratic Capitulation

There are hints of a presidential veto. Is Obama trying to get something in return, which Senate Democrats didn't bother to ask for?

Congressman From Goldman Sachs Vying to Lead Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

The last thing the party needs going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? If a Connecticut congressman gets his way, that's what will happen.

Detroit Moves to the Next Phase

After a tumultuous 16 months, a judge on Friday cleared Detroit to exit bankruptcy.

Election 2014: Surge or Theft?

How dark money and voter disenfranchisement combined in a toxic brew that resulted in the lowest voter turnout in more than 70 years, hampering whatever chance Democrats had to win.

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