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Anti-gun protest

Whatever Happened to Gun Control?

The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win.

by George Zornick

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.
Posted Sep 24 2014 - 7:18pm
A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy.
Posted Sep 9 2014 - 6:22pm
For years, Muslim New Yorkers have been spied on, not heard; now they’re finding their political voice.
Posted Sep 9 2014 - 7:30pm

News and Features

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Watch some of the most outlandish statements about our changing climate at last week’s Values Voter Summit.

Raul Castro

The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.