Politics

August 25, 2015

Paid Parental Leave Is Fueling Sweden's Start-Up Boom

The birthplace of Spotify and Skype is the number-two tech hub in the world, after Silicon Valley. Is the strong welfare system responsible?

Ignore the Stock Market This Week
9:54 AM

Of the few families who have money in the stock market, even fewer have something to lose. 

Donald Trump and Bill Clinton Have the Same Secret Weapon
8:02 AM

A psychologist explains the personality trait that these two ambitious, impulsive men share.

Intersection Episode 3: It's Not Mother Nature Who's Racist
7:22 AM

Derrick Evans relives the day Katrina changed his Mississippi hometown forever. The NAACP's Jacqui Patterson and Citylab's Brentin Mock discuss how climate and race intersect.

August 24, 2015

Inside the Migrant "Jungle" in Northern France
10:31 AM

An illustrated dispatch from the front lines of Europe's immigration crisis.

Donald Trump Is Not a Populist. He's the Voice of Aggrieved Privilege.
7:54 AM

Trump plays to the anxiety of those who fear losing their status to people they regard as their social inferiors.

The Politics of the Curation Craze
7:00 AM

Amid flat wages and dwindling public services, curation gives us the aura of control.

August 21, 2015

The GOP's Crazy Birthright Citizenship Debate Could Have Real Consequences
1:24 PM

These candidates are telling us how they would use the levers at their disposal to antagonize immigrants, and we should be listening.

Obama's Climate Change Disclaimer Is Getting Old
12:50 PM

It's true that no single weather event is entirely caused by climate change, but that's irrelevant to his argument.

Paid Leave This Week: 25 Percent of New Moms Return to Work After Just Two Weeks
11:44 AM

This is what America's terrible parental leave policies actually mean for working-class women.

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