Politics

Two Terrible Ideas, on Their Way to History’s Dustbin

And once they’re gone, we’ll finally be ready to progress on race relations in America.

Felicia Wong and Dorian T. Warren

Welfare Was ‘Reformed’ 20 Years Ago This Week. I’ve Suffered the Consequences.

And now, House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to build on that disastrous legacy.

Stephanie Land

The United States Has an Emergency Fund for Natural Disasters. Why Not for Pandemics?

Zika is spreading in Florida, and Congress still hasn’t released money for a response.

Zoë Carpenter
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Focus on Immigration

When Anti-Immigrant Politics Came Back to Haunt the Republican Party

The life cycle of California’s Republican Party suggests that the long-term effect of peddling xenophobia is disastrous.

Jim Shultz

There’s a Bigger Problem at the Border Than Trump’s Proposed Wall

We live in fear of Trumps plan for the Mexican border—not realizing that much of it already exists.

Todd Miller

Trump’s Speech on Terrorism Was an Inexcusable Exercise in Scapegoating and Scaremongering

From ISIS to the Iraq War to immigration—what wasn’t wrong about Trump’s speech.

James Carden
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Special Report

Meet the ‘Feminists’ Doing the Koch Brothers’ Dirty Work

The Independent Women’s Forum has leveraged its “non-partisan” brand to become an aggressive player in Republican politics.
Joan Walsh

If you watch cable news, you’ve seen someone from an outfit called the “Independent Women’s Forum” promoting a conservative take on the women’s issue of the day. It’s no secret that the group leans right; it grew out of “Women for Judge Thomas,” which formed during Anita Hill’s testimony about… Continue Reading >

Election 2016

Voters Are Ready to Punish Pro-Gun Politicians. There’s Just One Problem.

Voters don’t seem to know where key senators actually stand on background checks.

George Zornick

Trump’s Speech on Terrorism Was an Inexcusable Exercise in Scapegoating and Scaremongering

From ISIS to the Iraq War to immigration—what wasn’t wrong about Trump’s speech.

James Carden

The Working Families Party Gives an Eyes-Wide-Open Endorsement to Hillary Clinton

The progressive organization is giving its support to Clinton—but pledging to hold her accountable.

John Nichols

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