December 16, 2017

As Obama Makes Historic Visit, is Cuba Ready for Change?

Cuba has been reforming parts of its economy since 2008. Will the thaw in relations with its Cold War adversary and Obama's visit accelerate those changes? Read More »

Women of Color and the US Criminal Justice System

Women are the fastest-growing portion of the U.S. prison population. In particular, women of color are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system. Read More »

Why We Have the Most Polarized Supreme Court in History

You're not imagining it: the Supreme Court has gotten more polarized politically than in years past, thanks to fewer moderates in the Senate. Read More »

What Trumpism Means for Democracy

American democracy has been failing for decades, so a disturbing number of us are turning to authoritarianism. Is Trump our Juan Perón? Read More »

Super Tuesday Sets Stage for a Trump vs Clinton Showdown

We are moving toward a general election that could be even more divisive than the primaries. Read More »

Support for Sanders’ Single-Payer Health Insurance Plan Fades

According to a new opinion poll, 50 percent of Americans favor the single-payer health insurance plan idea of Senator Bernie Sanders, but the support is highly partisan: seven of 10 Democrats and two in 10 Republicans like it. Read More »

Trump’s Winning Streak Reveals Bigotry’s Appeal in GOP

Nevada gave Trump his third victory and a widening lead over his GOP rivals. It's not his conservative values winning votes. Read More »

Thousands of Americans Could Face Hunger

Policymakers must take action to preserve access to nutrition assistance. Read More »

More Gridlock Awaits Washington?

The death late last week of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has further complicated the 2016 presidential race and threatened to bring even more gridlock to Washington DC with Republican Senate leaders pledging not to confirm any nominee sent to them by President Obama to replace Scalia. Lauren Bell looks at the battle that Obama administration now faces in getting a nominee confirmed, but also argues that a protracted nomination fight might end up working against the Republican Party in an election year. Read More »

Is Bernie Sanders a Better Feminist Than Hillary Clinton?

Both Democratic candidates are strong feminists, which makes it harder for Hillary to claim women's votes as her birthright. Read More »