Politics

April 21, 2015

April 20, 2015

Gods and Profits
How capitalism and Christianity aligned in modern America

Two new books looks at the way the two became intertwined.

Obamacare Is More Popular Than It Seems—If You Discount These People's Opinions
7:00 AM

Those who support repealing the Affordable Care Act reside disproportionately on the periphery of the law itself.

April 19, 2015

The Ghost of Cornel West
What happened to America's most exciting black scholar?

President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar? 

Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Is Offshore Drilling Any Safer?
7:25 PM

The oil industry is painting a cheery narrative of the years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster to encourage the Obama administration to go even further in opening up the ocean for drilling.

Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful?
12:00 AM

The scary tale of a poll that may have cost the United Kingdom $67 billion over the next decade.

April 17, 2015

America's Political Obsession With the "Middle Class" Hurts Workers

Clinton didn't refer specifically to the middle class in her announcement, but should she have? Yes and no.

Martin O'Malley Just Jumped to the Left of Elizabeth Warren. Your Move, Hillary.
12:22 PM

He wants a $15 minimum wage. That makes political sense, but not economic sense.

Cut Taxes or Expand Medicaid? Florida Governor Rick Scott Is in Quite a Pickle.
9:38 AM

What do Republicans like more than tax cuts? Denying insurance to a million poor people.

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