4 Stupid Conservative Arguments Against Net Neutrality, Debunked

Last week, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas set off a firestorm of ridicule when he took to Twitter...

November 21, 2014

Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

On Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of protesters gathered outside the police station...

November 20, 2014

The Affordable Care Act's Embarrassing Moment of Tooth

It turns out the Affordable Care Act didn't meet its first-year goal of enrolling 7 million Americans...

November 20, 2014


Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again

Economist Jonathan Gruber set off a new debate over healthcare this week with his, let’s say, indelicate...

November 20, 2014

President Jim Webb?

The two-year race to replace President Obama in the White House has its first semi-official contender:...

November 20, 2014

Why a Shirt With Scantily Clad Women Caused an Internet Fight

Sometimes, when an Internet debate is degenerating into anger and madness, I imagine two people striving...

November 19, 2014


Strangers at Sea

Without having sailed together before, Ryan Breymaier and Pepe Ribes crossed the Atlantic in June in one of five...

November 21, 2014

A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

My hometown alt-weekly, the Reno News & Review, published an in-depth report this week on Nevada Assembly...

November 21, 2014

Is Cheating a Part of Banking Culture?

In college, I heard the words investment banking as early as my first year. It was 2004, I remember recruiters...

November 21, 2014


City Room: New York Today: A Bridge’s Birthday

Friday and the weekend: The Verrazano turns 50, freezing weather gradually warms, and the week in pictures.

November 21, 2014

A Dangerous Move by the President

David Gergen, CNNThere is something deeply troubling about President Obama's decision to grant legal...

November 21, 2014

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014


President Obama's Immigration Order: The Right Thing in the Wrong Way

President Obama's grant of a guarantee against deportation to a large class of unauthorized immigrants...

November 21, 2014

Bill Clinton on America's 'One Remaining Bigotry'

Former President Bill Clinton, the white, male, cisgendered, neoliberal, Southern-born, philandering,...

November 21, 2014

Are You Happy With Your Job?

Americans don’t exactly have the rosiest outlook on the current state of the country, but in talking...

November 20, 2014


EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

It's (Not) A Race to the Top

In 1986, an Italian activist organized a rally to oppose the opening of a McDonald’s at the foot of Rome’s...

November 21, 2014


For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014

California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's...

November 20, 2014


From The Lecture Hall to The Skating Rink

The way teachers educate their students about science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, has come...

November 18, 2014

The DREAMer Obama mentioned

The DREAMer President Barack Obama highlighted in his national address on immigration Thursday night...

November 21, 2014

Boehner takes aim at Obamacare

House Republicans filed a lawsuit regarding President Barack Obama's "unilateral actions" on health care,...

November 21, 2014

FSU shooting

The man identified as the gunman who wounded three people at Florida State University's library apparently...

November 21, 2014


Rebel leader: Let's duel to win Ukraine

After thousands of deaths and months of futile attempts to avoid more in Ukraine's fight with pro-Russian...

November 21, 2014

Immigration

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama...

November 21, 2014

Arizona's Arpaio sues Obama on immigration

Suit comes as federal judge warns Arpaio he could face contempt of court        

November 21, 2014