The lack of competition in the Democratic primary has left Hillary’s most ardent supporters in the strange place of not having anyone to root against.
Why the government should subsidize day care for millions of American families.
The Fiscal Abandonment of West Baltimore
May 07, 2015
Both the city and state are struggling with budget shortfalls that will make it harder for officials to turn their promises of sweeping change into a reality.
"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
May 03, 2015
Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?
“Progressives Have Some Catching Up to Do”
April 30, 2015
Inside activists' plan to re-stock the left's weak bench.
"They Can’t Lock Everybody Up"
April 29, 2015
Counting down to curfew with Freddie Gray's neighbors in Baltimore.
"It Took This to Bring the Light To Everything"
April 28, 2015
Baltimoreans say calls for peace are futile without an agenda for change.
Does Abstinence-Only Education Work After All?
February 04, 2010
During the Bush years, when abstinence-only education got an unprecedented boost in federal money, many liberal critics pointed to studies showing such programs failed to delay sexual activity among teenagers and had a negative impact on condom use. But a new study released this week seemed to turn this consensus on its head, as Hanna Rosin explains on the XX Factor: The study reported yesterday that shows a certain abstinence curriculum to be effective was, in fact, an excellent study. Unlike previous studies, it looked at the most updated curriculum.
Grijalva: Use Reconciliation to Pass Reform
January 20, 2010
As Democratic leaders scramble to salvage the imperiled reform bill, Congressional liberals seem increasingly wary about a plan that would ask the House to pass the current version of the Senate bill and send the bill directly to Obama’s desk. “The House needs to be very careful about not merely rubber-stamping the Senate bill and sending that to the president… I just don’t think it’s wise policy or wise politics to merely regurgitate [it],” Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told me this morning.
The Kennedy-Brown Convergence
January 18, 2010
Politico’s Patrick O’Connor reports that the biotech lobby is threatening to back Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown’s bid for Senate in a last-ditch effort to strengthen in its hand in the health-care negotiations: The state chapter went as far as drafting a press release to endorse Brown, according to multiple people on a Friday conference call that included industry lobbyists. The Bay State has a thriving biotechnology industry, giving the group sway this close to the election. But so far, the group hasn't sent the release or offered an official endorsement.