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SeaWorld and Kavanaugh’s Missing Empathy Gene

The Supreme Court nominee showed more concern for overregulation than worker safety in a U.S Court of Appeals case involving the death of a whale …

SeaWorld

There Is No ‘Trump Economy,’ Especially in Workers’ Paychecks

Unless you’re in the top few percent, Trump's mark on the economy isn't pretty.<p>To hear President Trump and his economics team tell the story, the …

California Gears Up for a Gas Tax Clash

The Golden State is often a harbinger of trends to come, such as recently passed fuel taxes and vehicle fees to finance long-overdue local and state …

Los Angeles

The Con in Foxconn Wisconsin

How economic impact studies justify the transfer of wealth from taxpayers to corporations<p>This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of …

Foxconn

FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists

Republicans on Capitol Hill have done nothing to fix the broken foreign lobbying laws, but are instead hounding environmental groups as supposed …

Environmentalism

FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists

Republicans on Capitol Hill have done nothing to fix the broken foreign lobbying laws, but are instead hounding environmental groups as supposed …

Environmentalism

McDonald’s Workers Strike to Demand Response to Sexual Harassment Charges

Women employees walk off the job to force the company to take their complaints seriously.<p>On Tuesday, women McDonald’s workers made history.<p>McDonald’s …

McDonald's

Michael Bloomberg and the Case of the Homeless Republicans

How the displaced center-right could affect the Democratic Party<p>America’s homeless have lately been joined by a new group: wealthy, moderate …

Democratic Party

I Know Why Sexually Assaulted Women Resist Coming Forward; I’ve Been There

To name your attacker is to invite vilification by a society more inclined to believe him than you.<p>At first glance, the willingness of the Republican …

Senate Judiciary Committee

The New Space Race: Why America Needs a NASA for IT Research

The nation shouldn’t cede leadership in tech to either China or Silicon Valley.<p>We’ve all seen the alarmist headlines, from “China Is Nationalizing …

IT

An Immigrant Woman Takes Charge of the United Farm Workers

Change—and perhaps a new day in the fields—comes to Cesar Chavez’s legendary union.<p>Does it make a difference? The UFW has chosen a new president, …

Mexico City

Every Woman in America Is Watching

The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh have roiled the country in much the same way that Anita Hill’s …

Liberal View

The Three Big Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Economic Crisis

A decade after the meltdown, Wall Street’s political clout is as great as ever, clearing the way for another crisis.<p>Ten years ago, after making piles …

Wall Street

Trump’s Bastard Children

A president who has already committed several impeachable offenses has no legitimate business filling a high court seat.<p>Political scientists use the …

Liberal View

All of Our Fears About Trump Are Coming True

Whatever your fears were about Donald Trump being president, chances are he has fulfilled them and more.<p>According to <i>The Washington Post</i>'s Fact …

Donald Trump

Bernanke, Geithner, and Paulson's Lessons of the Crash

The Gang of Three draw the wrong conclusions from the 2008 bailout—and may set us up for a repeat.<p>After the French Revolution it was famously said …

Wall Street

Not Everyone Can Evacuate as Hurricane Florence Approaches

Many in the path of the storm, including poor residents and hundreds of prisoners, are forced to stay put.<p>As Hurricane Florence bears down on North …

South Carolina

Tipped Workers Do Better When They’re Paid the Same as Everyone Else

A new study shows that laws like D.C.’s Initiative 77 boost employees’ incomes and don’t cripple the restaurant industry.<p>The debate over increasing …

Liberal View

The Big Choice about the Supreme Court that Democrats Will Face

When Democrats next hold Congress and the presidency, they could see their entire agenda nullified by the Court’s right-wing majority.<p>With Brett …

Obstruction of Justice

Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Sequel: the Baker Is Back in Court

Colorado baker Jack Phillips claims that he is being harassed by the state in a new tussle over cakes, celebrations, and discrimination law.<p>Jack …

Civil Rights

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it will be due to a process that has violated all prevailing norms for how someone should be chosen to be a Supreme Court …

Republicans

Sweden Shows No Country Is Immune To Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Backlash

Economic insecurity and an influx of migrants have pushed Swedish politics to the right.<p><i>This article originally appeared at</i> The Huffington Post.</i> …

Europe

Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign

The middle class is starting to look poor, but the president’s Council of Economic Advisers now argues that not even the poor are poor—all the better …

Income Inequality

Will Those Who Work for Trump Ever Face Accountability?

No matter how bad this presidency gets, administration officials are unlikely to face consequences.<p>The political world remains consumed with …

Donald Trump

That Anonymous Op-Ed Was About Saving the GOP — Not the Republic

A New York Times essay by an unnamed administration official reads like the opening gambit in a push for a Pence presidency.<p>There’s a whole lot of …

Donald Trump

Incarcerated Workers Demand Better Conditions in Nationwide Strike

After three weeks, prisoners will have ended their work and hunger strikes, but their demands are no less powerful.<p>This past Labor Day gave us ample …

South Carolina

Nike Tells Kaepernick: Just Do It

The former quarterback’s new deal with Nike could have mixed effects on social justice.<p>On September 3, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed …

Human Rights

Confused About the Status of NAFTA Renegotiations? Join the Club

There are big questions about whether an agreement can be made with Canada—and whether Trump can deliver a final deal strong enough to meet his …

Business (Canada)

Mutiny in the White House

The Times’s anonymous op-ed calls to mind the World War II tale of a ship’s captain losing his marbles and seeking revenge.<p>If you haven't seen the …

Donald Trump

Corbyn Makes the Zionist Case. Netanyahu Harms It. How's That for Irony?

British Labour is a long way from being done with its anti-Semitism problem.<p>For the moment, the British Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis is—well, …

Israel