Politics

'Selma' and 'The Birth of a Nation': A Tale of Two Films, 100 Years Apart

A century after D.W. Griffith's artful abomination, Selma succeeds by telling the true story of everyday people who come together to achieve the improbable.

He Whose Name Shall Not Be Written

Israel's prime minister is the main issue in the upcoming election. That's just what he wants.

National Security and the 2016 Election

Arriving in the era of the so-called Islamic State, the next presidential contest will focus on foreign policy. And only one candidate so far has any experience.

Scott Walker Panders to Republican Party's Lunatic Wing

The Wisconsin governor is the the kind of presidential candidate that the Koch brothers and the Tea Party protester with a sign accusing Obama of being a communist can all get excited about.

How Mindfulness Can Transform Movements for Racial Justice and Equality

While Black History Month is rightly steeped in regard for the struggles and triumphs of the past, consciousness in the present is what will move us forward through the other 11 months of the year.

How Mindfulness Can Transform Movements for Racial Justice and Equality

While Black History Month is rightly steeped in regard for the struggles and triumphs of the past, consciousness in the present is what will move us forward through the other 11 months of the year.

Netanyahu’s Curious GOP Connection

The Israeli prime minister's alliance with U.S. Republicans defies the politics of most American Jews.

Trans Women Are Not a Threat to the Mission of Women's Colleges, But Certain Feminists Are

Vestiges of second-wave transphobia live in arguments against inclusion of all women.

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.

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. 

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