Cafe : Opinion
How The Student Finance Complex Took Over Middle Class Life
Middle-class families must now make their way through a thicket of financial policies and programs that link government, banks, and universities together.
Lawmakers Must Empower Unions To Combat Growing Inequality In US
Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by attacks on unions.
How Algorithms Amplify Our Own Biases And Shape What We See Online
Though some may claim otherwise, algorithms alone don’t control what we see.
How The Labor Movement’s Decline Could Be Reversed
Today's political realities have stacked the deck against American workers.
No Knight On A White Horse
House Democrats have spent the last two years waiting for someone else to solve the Trump conundrum. It is now up to them, and to them alone.
Meet The Naked Billionaires
Why men like Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein lie about their wealth, and why the New York City business media lets them.
Trump, AOC, And Jerome Powell All Agree — The Fed Got Employment Wrong
Sometimes, on the economy, Trump is right, albeit for the wrong reasons.
The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Partisan Gerrymandering. Now What?
Despite the court’s antidemocratic ruling, there’s still a way forward.
When You Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Your Pet Rabbit’s Trip, You’re Doing It Wrong
Or: What Trump could learn from Eggburt the Bunny.
The GOP Doesn’t Actually Care If You Call Them ‘Concentration Camps’
This bad faith criticism isn’t based on a great deal of care for the feelings of Jews or a deep understanding of the Holocaust.
How Republicans Stopped Worrying About The Right To Vote
The GOP launched a four-pronged plan in 2008 to undercut the American tenet of “one person, one vote.” We're now entering the final phase.
How New Tools For Faking Audio And Video Could Impact The 2020 Elections
Seven scenarios — from faked scandalous audio to voter intimidation to imagined journalistic corruption — show the sorts of misinformation that could be coming.
What North Carolina’s Unfair Political Maps Have To Do With Hurricanes
In states prone to natural disasters, a census undercount will have disastrous consequences.
Polls Show Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want
A set of new polls show American voters place little value on Israel when determining how to vote, and are far more concerned about rising anti-Semitism at home.
How The Politics Of Religious Freedom Got Turned On Their Head
Over the last several decades, Conservative Christians have gone from thinking of themselves as a Moral Majority to a Persecuted Minority.
It Will Take Many, Many More Blue Waves To Undo The GOP’s 2010 Power Grab
On Election Day, many heavily gerrymandered state maps did what they were designed to do: Keep Republicans in power.