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While the Rest of the World Invests More in Education, the U.S. Spends Less

Years of disinvestment could affect the future U.S. labor force

The Koch Brothers vs. Jimmy Kimmel

The Koch brothers are spending millions to take health care away from Americans. Kimmel just gave us a way to level the playing field.

Trump Is Isolating the U.S. From the Rest of the World

When it comes to what happens next with North Korea, that is a chilling prospect.  

Quick Takes: Trump’s Gift to Rocket Man

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

The Danger to Obamacare Is Real

The Republicans are panicked enough by polls to risk a a really futile and stupid gesture.

Trump’s Dog Whistle to White Supremacists in His UN Speech

Here is why it is alarming that he used the words 'sovereign' or 'sovereignty' twenty-five times.

Paul Manafort and the Russia Investigation

As the noose closes on Paul Manafort, will he provide the evidence to prove Trump cooperated with the Russians?

Mueller Is Obviously Zeroing in on Paul Manafort

Trump's former campaign manager was previously under investigation as a possible Russian agent.

What Whiteness Looks Like From a Black Perspective

Ta-Nehisi Coates has held up a mirror to white America saying, 'this is what we see when we look at you.'

What It’s Really Like to Be a Presidential Speechwriter

Obama speechwriter David Litt pens a moving reflection on the mystery, magic, and mundanity of working in the White House.

Quick Takes: Another Unprecedented Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

Black Lives Matter and 9/11

Our divisions are deeper than our disagreements. We don't know how to talk to each other.

The Source of Chaos Emanating From the White House

While Trump has no allegiance to particular policies, the administration is packed with ideologues battling for power.

What Makes Trump So Dangerous?

Here are the psychological traits that render the president unfit for office.

A Nightmare in New Hampshire

They might as well have been shouting “You will not replace us!” State authorities in New Hampshire are investigating a possible hate crime after a family reported that their 8-year-old boy was pushed by teenagers off a picnic table with a rope around his neck, injuring him. The boy, who ...

Trump’s Eagerness to Provoke North Korea Could Lead to Disaster

On Sunday morning the President of the United States went on a twitter rampage that could only be described as crude, violent, misogynistic and wholly unbecoming of his office. Most widely discussed among the many outrages was his retweet of a anti-Semitic troll who posted a spliced video pretending ...

There Is No Conflict Between Promoting Single-Payer and Defending Obamacare

It's time for this bad-faith attack on single-payer advocates to end.

Obamacare Repeal Could Still Actually Pass. Really.

While most of America looks the other way, Republicans are once again trying to pass tax cuts for the rich by way of taking away the healthcare of millions. Though it has flown mostly under the radar until the last few days, the Republicans' last-ditch effort at Obamacare repeal called ...

It Doesn’t Pay to Work for Don Trump

Imagine you worked for a shady supposed billionaire who ran his family enterprises like a mob boss. Imagine that you did immoral and even illegal things for this self-styled Don as he as ran a sleazy campaign for public office. Then imagine that once the fuzz caught on and starting investigating ...

There Is No Conflict Between Promoting Single-Payer and Defending Obamacare

The endless and exhausting Bernie-Hillary social media wars have produced an array of dumb attacks and bad faith arguments on both sides. The War of the Roses and the Donuts tends to generate far more heat than light at a time when both sides need to be trying far harder to understand one another ...

California Moves Forward with Bold Legislation on Several Issues

Increasingly, Washington DC seems like the place where innovative and transformative policy goes to die. From 2008 to 2010, Democrats controlled the Presidency, House and Senate and had little more than healthcare to show for it. In the first nine months 2016, Republicans have likewise held the ...

Would Trump Voters Really Revolt If He Kept DACA?

Infinite pixels have been spilled over what motivated Trump's voters in the 2016 election, with an endless barrage of research and anecdotes to bolster each competing analysis. But Trump's reported deal with Democrats to salvage the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will provide a ...

Quick Takes: ‘Do The Women Get to Talk Around Here?’

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

Why Women Learn to Wear Composure as a Suit of Armor

No one likes a woman rebel.

Remember the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Why we need to remember the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing today.

Hillary Clinton Correctly Identifies Donald Trump’s Appeal

'He hit every single area of resentment and grievance that people were feeling.'

Maybe Trump’s Base Wants Insults, Not Results

Trump built the loyalty of his base by being an insult comic. Why would they abandon him over policy?

One Thing That Could Kill Single Payer

For something as personal as healthcare, providing incentives is guaranteed to be more effective than eliminating options.

Quick Takes: What’s Holding Up Tax Reform?

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

All the World’s a Stage

Trump's pivot was all but foreordained.

One Promise Trump Is Not Allowed to Break

The president's base is enraged over his decision to back the DREAM Act.

Trump’s Pivot Is a Retreat From a Blind Alley

Trump's so-called pivot isn't a free choice. It's the only direction he can go.

Three Things That Should Worry the GOP for the 2018 Midterms

A lot can happen in the next year, but there are some troubling signs that are beginning to develop.

WATCH: How Can Colleges Better Serve Adult Students?

Some 40 percent of college students are 25 or older, but most colleges aren't very responsive to adult learners.

Republicans Want To Cripple Reagan’s Favorite Anti-Poverty Program

No program other than Social Security has had a bigger impact on reducing poverty than the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Quick Takes: The Battle of the Oligarchs

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

Examining the Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Lost

There are a host of things that had an impact, with many of them contributing to a cumulative effect.

Is Sanders Proposing Serious Legislation or a Rallying Cry?

His 'Medicare for all' plan is more expansive than any other single-payer system, and he hasn't addressed how to pay for it.

A Dialogue on Health Care

On health care, the Republicans are demanding concessions before they agree to fix what they broke.