Politics

Greece: Only the 'No' Can Save the Euro

As Greece prepares for a referendum on its creditors' demands for austerity, the future of Europe hangs in the balance. 

Is Bernie Sanders Too Radical for America?

Although pegged as a fringe candidate, Sanders' views are surprisingly mainstream. 

Anthony Kennedy's California Roots Shine Through

In recent cases on redistricting and gay marriage, he reveals himself as a vanishing breed of West Coast moderate Republican. 

Sorry, Walmart: Charter Schools Won't Fix Poverty

The Walton Family Foundation may not want to raise wages or lose tax breaks, but education reform alone can't reduce income inequality.

A Good Week for America

On a number of fronts, real progressive change is on the horizon. 

Conscience and the Culture Wars

Conservatives say marriage equality and health-care laws threaten their religious freedom. Should they be exempt?

Unhappy Justices

The Supreme Court's conservative wing seems increasingly out of touch with 21st century America—and reality. 

But Was the Court's Ruling on Marriage Democratic?

Contrary to critics, extending rights to long-oppressed groups lies at the heart of our democratic system. 

Republicans Need to Find a New Culture War to Fight

Old battlegrounds like gay rights are becoming much less controversial, even among conservatives. 

Scalia's Presumption of Reasonable Republicans

Justice Scalia's dissent in King v. Burwell rests on a deeply misguided faith in GOP leaders at the state level. 

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

A shortlist of agitators, activists, and other influential top contenders.  

Black Lives Matter: Responding to the Dominican Deportation Crisis

Protests erupt worldwide as more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent may soon be deported from the Dominican Republic. 

The U.N. Gaza Report: Grim, but Even-Handed

The new report on last year's war in Gaza has plenty of limitations, but it also raises some important questions. 

Why It's so Hard to Regulate Fracking

A long-awaited EPA study illustrates how industry can sidestep meaningful reform. 

Removing the Confederate Flag is Easy. Fixing Racism is Hard.

Progressives risk being a bit too smug in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre.

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