Politics

The Limits of Rand Paul's Constitutional Convictions

Posing as defender of the Bill of Rights, the presidential hopeful steers clear of grandstanding on popular measures he deems unconstitutional.

Minorities in Minneapolis: Underprivileged and Over-Policed

Behind its progressive reputation, Minneapolis is a deeply divided city. 

Needed: Prophetic Voices

Searching for leaders who, like King, can challenge people and nations to become their best selves. 

The Cyber Conundrum

Why the current policy for national cyber defense leaves us open to attack. 

Does the Iowa Caucus Still Matter?

Why the Ames Straw Poll is not the bellwether it once was. 

Scott Walker's Long Crusade

Walker's road to the White House has been years in the making. 

Marco Rubio's Far-Right Foreign Policy Gambit

The GOP hopeful wants 2016 to be all about Iran and Cuba. 

The Soldier's Story

What happens when one corporal speaks out about how the occupation corrupts Israel.

Gawker Changed the Internet. Can It Change Workplace Organizing?

What the site's very public union drive means for the future of digital journalism. 

Our Auto Recall System is Broken. Here's How Not to Fix It

Two new state-level bills may actually make it harder for consumers to hold car companies accountable for dangerous safety flaws. 

The Trans Struggle for Justice Behind Bars is Just Beginning

Trans people nationwide have struggled successfully for basic rights in prison, but much more remains to be done. 

White Privilege and the Limits of Public Forgiveness

Mike Huckabee's vocal support for Josh Duggar is in sharp contrast to his indifference to black victims of police violence.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Bad economics, not automation, lies at the heart of persistent joblessness. 

Honor Our War Dead On Memorial Day -- They Won't Be the Last

Reflecting on the complicated legacy—and future—of our military engagements. 

The Evolutionary Roots of Altruism

Do altruistic groups always beat selfish groups? A new book claims they do. 

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