Boehner's Border Bill Is a Sideshow

Who cares if the GOP leadership can pass their bill on the border crisis? It's terrible anyway.

California Could Really Use All of That Water Lost in the UCLA Flood

While UCLA students frolic in their pop-up pools, farmers in other parts of California are dealing with dangerously low groundwater levels.

People Are Literally Praying For Coal

The coal industry is not what it used to be, but that's okay.

The Truth About Food Stamps (Hint: They Work and Help Millions)

A primer on one of the most successful anti-poverty programs we have—and why conservative plans to dismantle it make no sense.

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages

Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.