Politics

Not Just Kumbaya: Multiracial Coalitions Yield Pragmatic Results for the Common Good

New research suggests that simple reminders of historic and contemporary discrimination can galvanize cross-racial coalition-building. And that's in everybody's interest.

Failed Theory Posed by Wall Street Dems Puts Hillary Clinton in a Bind

The Hamilton Project, led by the presumed presidential candidate's adviser Robert Rubin, serves up a prescription for the middle class that won't help much—and defies the recommendations of her friends at CAP.

What Women Need

Can women translate symbolic victories into durable progress on multiple fronts, from financial status to physical safety?

A Talent for Storytelling

Rick Perlstein tells how Reagan imagined his way into the American psyche.

Will E.U. Leaders Wreck Europe’s Economy to Teach Greece a Lesson?

The policy is madness. But Europe’s leaders refuse to relent.

Photo Essay: Vigil for Slain Chapel Hill Muslim Students

While the media lit up with arguments over whether or not Craig Hicks's execution-style killing of three young Arabs was a hate crime, the UNC community gathered to commemorate the lives of the slain. 

Chapel Hill Murders Are About More Than a Parking Dispute

Fights over space—whether in subways or suburban neighborhoods—are more often contests about privilege.

Why Progressives Shouldn’t Overreact to Scott Walker’s Rise in Polls

What might make the Wisconsin governor attractive to Republican voters in the early contests could easily work against him as the primaries progress.

Will House Whip Scalise Disavow David Duke's Latest Claim About Him?

The white nationalist and former Klansman says the House Republican "agreed with all my ideas."

Will the Recovery Finally Translate into Better Wages?

The creation of 257,000 new jobs in January is surely good news, but it's been a long time since most workers have seen substantial raises.

Index: The 1 Percent Cleans Up in Florida and the South

Since 2009, Florida's elite captured all of the state's income growth—and then some.

To Check Power of Greedy Bosses, Workers Need to Bargain in New Ways

When workers' power is diminished and people’s voices are shut out of the workplace, job quality and job standards suffer.

Here's How to Achieve Full Employment

If we don't get there, then many communities—particularly those of color—will be left out of the recovery.

The Crash of The New Republic

The mass exodus from the storied magazine was not the result of disagreements about the value of new technology.

Did Koch Brothers Just Doom America to a Future of Crumbling Roads and Tunnels?

First, their minions called for Chris Christie to cancel a much-needed rail project, and he did. Now they've set their sights on Congress to do much the same.

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