Politics

How to Be a Walking 'Confirmation Bias' (Role Model: Mia Love)

It's easy to write off Mia Love and Allen West but these very visible blacks hurt the quest for equality.

Meet Austerity's Kissing Cousin: A Terrible Trade Deal

It is a mark of the delusion of Europe's leaders that the E.U. is putting its chips on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Scalise Scandal Rooted in Secret Societies' Hold on Paths to Power -- Through Violence

From campus rape to the House whip's 'need' to address white supremacists, it's starkly clear that American roots of gender, race and sexual violence run deep. So what are we going to do about it?

The True Cost of Teach For America's Impact on Urban Schools

Why are school districts paying millions in "finder's fees" to an organization that places people without education degrees to teach in urban schools—even where applications from veteran teachers abound?

Squeezed By Austerity Imposed By Germany, Greece and Spain on Verge of Revolt

It’s even possible that Greece will drop the euro as its currency.

Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure

What are they going to do—abandon their entire economic philosophy?

Intrigue: Doth Chuck Schumer Protest Too Much When Called 'Enabler' of Bad Budget Deal?

 If Elizabeth Warren, the scourge of Wall Street, emerges as a rival to Schumer, close association with the big banks could prove even more toxic for him.

New Day: The Intricate Dance of Being a Cuban American

Too many of the same people who are rightfully upset about attempts at voter suppression in this country look fondly on a regime that has denied the people of Cuba those very same rights.

Obama Compared to Prior Presidents On Job Creation, In Graphs

He's looking pretty good, and getting better.

Caring for Caregivers

How my father's illness helped me appreciate home-care workers

Meet the Congressional Mouthpieces of the Anti-Cuba Lobby

They hail from both parties, but they have one thing in common: something called the U.S. Cuba-Democracy PAC.

The Uniquely Awful Role of Sheldon Adelson in the Israeli Election

In America he's the biggest mega-donor. In Israel, he's the only one.

How Much Did Black-White Wealth Gap Widen During the Great Recession?

A lot, says a new study from the Pew Research Center.

The Great Budget Sellout of 2014: Do We Even Have a Second Party?

The Democrats not only lost this vote on issues they allegedly care about; they lost their role as a credible opposition.

Will D.C.'s Pot Legalization Fall Prey to Meddling Congress?

Under the Capitol dome, Republicans have been blocking the will of District voters for years. Now there's a new target.

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