What We’re Reading

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2014 | What We're Reading

We rounded up some of the best analysis of this political earthquake. Continue reading

Large sections of pipe are shown on a neighboring property to Julia Trigg Crawford family farm Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Sumner Texas. Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 30, 2014 | What We're Reading

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the project is riddled with shoddy workmanship. Continue reading

Tenth-grade students work in their computer class at the new Southwind High School in Shelby County Tenn., outside of the Memphis, Tenn. city limits, Monday, Oct. 29, 2007. Officials in Shelby County, Tenn., complain they'll have to spend millions to satisfy a federal judge's "arbitrary" desegregation order. It'll mean busing minority students up to an hour away and replacing hundreds of white teachers with black ones, they say. (AP Photo/Greg Campbell)
May 3, 2014 | What We're Reading

A new report by ProPublica looks at how we’re losing some of the most important gains of the civil rights movement. Continue reading

Logo of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse towering on its HQs in Zuerich, Switzerland, November 1997. (APM Photo/Michele Limina)
April 30, 2014 | Blog

Prosecutors are finally looking at some of Wall Street’s largest offenders. Continue reading

Representative Darrell Issa (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 29, 2014 | What We're Reading

Issa is outraged that public sector workers are receiving bonuses after being disciplined. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands in front of pheasants that were shot during a hunt hosted by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Akron, Iowa. Cruz attended the Iowa GOP's annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 28, 2014 | What We're Reading

Two articles reveal different angles on the defining political dynamic of our times. Continue reading

Protest against privatization of Social Security in Washington, DC. Tuesday, April 26, 2005. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) AP05042603749
April 23, 2014 | What We're Reading

From Halliburton to Healthcare.gov to private prisons and welfare systems, contracting has often proved problematic. Continue reading

Charles Koch (Photo by John Chiasson/Liaison) and David Koch (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
April 23, 2014 | Blog

The conservative columnist is so outraged at plutocrats facing criticism that he’s reversed his position on disclosure. Continue reading

Tony Dow, Barbara Billingsley and Jerry Mathers in "Leave it to Beaver." Image: ABC.
April 22, 2014 | Blog

Most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Continue reading

women protesting for sick days
April 4, 2014 | Blog

The vast majority of restaurants across the country pressure their employees to work while sick or injured, writes activist Saru Jayaraman in this book excerpt. Continue reading

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets supporters after addressing thousands of tea party activists at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 26, 2014 | Blog

The real cost of conservatives’ cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives. Continue reading

Cardinal Timothy Dolan talks to reporters after meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Dolan and bishops from around the state are advocating for a new tax credit for charitable donations made for educational purposes. The legislation would eventually add up to $300 million a year for education, with half going to public school programs and half going to scholarships for students who attend private schools. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Updated March 31, 2014 | Blog

The Catholic archbishop of NY, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, has lobbied for a
new state tax credit for individuals and corporations who donate money to public schools, including religious ones. Continue reading

March 24, 2014 | What We're Reading

And deep-pocketed advocacy groups are lobbying for more — a trend that alarms advocates of strong science education. Continue reading

Rachel Noerdlinger and her son Khari, 14, sit at the edge of the Hudson River near their home in Edgewater, N.J., on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates separates reality from fiction. Continue reading

March 18, 2014 | Blog

Now it’s easier than ever to get up to speed with our daily news roundup. Continue reading

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