U.S.

March, 2016

  • 7 March

    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?

  • 2 March

    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.

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    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.

  • 25 February

    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.

  • 20 February

    Thousands of Americans Could Face Hunger

    Policymakers must take action to preserve access to nutrition assistance.

  • 15 February

    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.

  • 13 February

    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.

  • 9 February

    Clinton, Sanders and the Changing Face of Democratic Party

    When Clinton and Sanders first came of age politically, neither was a natural fit for the Democrats. How they and the party have changed helps explain their philosophical divide today.

  • 8 February

    NYC is King of Presidential Contributions

    New Yorkers poured more cash into presidential politics last year than residents of any other American metro area. With nearly $66 million donated to Republican and Democratic candidates’ campaigns and the outside groups like super PACs backing them, the city was the candidates’ top source of both direct campaign contributions and super PAC funds.

  • 5 February

    If Football is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

    The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.