Politics

May 11, 2015

How Social Scientists Try—and Sometimes Fail—to Predict Riots
1:50 PM

Most Americans think we'll see more Baltimore-style unrest this summer. Are they right?

Trade Deals Are Giving Corporations the Power to Intimidate Tiny Countries
11:35 AM

A giant Canadian mining corporation versus a village in El Salvador isn't a fair fight. 

Paid Leave Is Going to Matter in 2016, Thanks to John Oliver and Hillary Clinton

It's a scandal that the U.S. is the only developed nation that doesn't guarantee paid maternity leave.

Obama Is Right: Elizabeth Warren Is “a Politician Like Everybody Else”
10:40 AM

The Massachusetts senator is not immune to pressure from big business.

May 10, 2015

A Message for the British Labour Party: Don't Ally With Separatists
6:00 PM

It didn't work out in Canada, and it's not working out in Britain now.

The Risks of Siding With French Secularism
The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary

The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary.

May 08, 2015

Welfare Is the Best Weapon Against Nepotism

Nepotism is here to stay, and that's fine.

The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s
11:19 AM

The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.

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