Politics

In Political System Disconnected From Society's Ills, Remedies Pushed to Fringes of Public Debate

No mainstream politician will talk about real solutions, for fear of being ridiculed.

When the Next Terrorist Attack Comes, Will We Be Capable of Keeping Our Heads?

As we start a new war, it's worth considering the question now.

At Religious Right Gathering, Dubious Plan Emerges for Recapturing the Presidency

At the Values Voter Summit, politicians were told that the path to victory is in promoting issues that turn out to alienate young people and women.

Black Wealth On TV: Realities Don’t Match Perceptions

African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but have less than 3 percent of total wealth.

City Coffers, Not Police Budgets, Hit Hard By the High Cost of Brutality

If settlements for police misconduct on citizens came out of the funding for police, incidents of abuse would be reduced, experts say.

Henry McCollum’s Innocence and the Stakes for Death Row Inmates in a Red State

When North Carolina's Republican lawmakers repealed the Racial Justice Act, those on death row who were wrongfully convicted lost a crucial tool for getting a second chance.

Missiles and Rebels: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Is the Obama administration thinking about all the ways the campaign against ISIL could turn into a disaster?

ISIL, Iraq and Syria: Why Military Action Won’t Do The Trick

Defeating rogue groups requires effective, representative governments in the states they occupy.

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Margaret Thatcher's Sins

The Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London.

The Politics of Pre-K: How A Program Known to Help Poor Mothers Could Doom Your Candidacy

When the emphasis is kept on how it's good for business, early-childhood education is popular. Just don't call it childcare. 

Reclaiming Our Rights: Going Proactive to End Discriminatory Abortion Restriction

Women are sick of politicians meddling in their health care decisions for cheap political points. Young people are hitting the road to let them know.

How District Lines Just Kept 400,000 Poor and Middle Class Virginians From Getting Health Coverage

Why a state that's trending blue can still be in the firm grip of Republicans.

Congress Didn't Pay a Lot to Go to College: Today's Students Shouldn't Either

If you want to know just how out of touch Congress is with the American people, look at education policy.

Tenants Facing Eviction in Era of Skyrocketing Rents Need Legal Assistance

Without legal assistance, tenants often miss crucial steps and find themselves out of a home.

Naomi Klein: Pitting Environment Against Economy Risks Failure of Both

The solutions to climate change, she writes in a new book, are not those that consolidate wealth.

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