Voting Can Be Good for Your Health

Voting Can Be Good for Your Health

I always had a sensitive stomach growing up. Until I got to college, I never imagined it would cost me tens of thousands of dollars per year. My first semester at the University of California, Berkeley should have revolved around making new friends and experiencing...
The Return on Those Bad Bets on Romney

The Return on Those Bad Bets on Romney

Our billionaires suddenly appear bumbling after their Election Day losses. We’ll never know exactly how much America’s rich pumped into the 2012 campaigns. Hundreds of millions in “dark money” — contributions laundered through groups like...
The Biggest Loser in Politics

The Biggest Loser in Politics

You know it’s a good election night when Karl Rove throws a hissy fit on national television. It came just after 11pm, when the man known as George W. Bush’s “architect” heard a TV network declare Obama the winner in Ohio. This wasn’t...
The Nail-Biter that Wasn’t

The Nail-Biter that Wasn’t

It was the nail-biter that wasn’t…not even close.By just after 11,the GOP gave up the ghost. Turns out voters are smart —they knew just what to do.They knew who was for manyand who was for few. The tea party is over,the real work is at hand.And we...
Election Night Party with IPS

Election Night Party with IPS

Join the Election Night Party with the Institute for Policy Studies to hear from our team of experts for thought and analysis that you won’t hear in the mainstream media. IPS invites you to tune into the livestream of our Election Night Party, 8 PM to 11 PM ET....
The Next Administration’s Top Five Foreign Policy Challenges

The Next Administration’s Top Five Foreign Policy Challenges

Our next commander-in-chief will, as President Barack Obama joked during his final debate with Mitt Romney, spend little time fretting about the nation’s bayonet arsenal or herds of battle-ready horses. Instead, the White House will confront serious...
Politics Creep to a New Low

Politics Creep to a New Low

America has always had political campaigns that dig into the muck of their opponents’ personal lives, then fling any nasty nuggets of negativity they find right into the face of voters. But this year is different. Not, of course, because there’s any less...

Why Elections Matter, and Why We’re Still Arguing About It

It’s practically the eve of the election—and I’m still kind of stunned to hear from people who don’t plan to vote, who think voting doesn’t matter. A young writer, 21 years old, wrote to me the other day, after seeing an interview I did...
Paul Wellstone, We Miss You

Paul Wellstone, We Miss You

Ten years ago today, the two of us were an hour into the first big coalition meeting to oppose the impending U.S. war against Iraq, surrounded by dozens of leaders of a wide array of movements: peace, civil rights, women’s rights, environmentalists, labor,...
George McGovern’s Shining Moment

George McGovern’s Shining Moment

It is eerily fitting that George McGovern‘s passing occurred in the final heat of a furious election campaign, precariously balanced between Republocrats and Democlicans, two corporately owned political parties. The corporate media can try to fan the public...
Supremely High Stakes in This Election

Supremely High Stakes in This Election

The rights of working families across America hang in the balance this Election Day. The future of laws protecting working people — our right to safe working conditions, to organize, and to sue employers who have discriminated against us — will depend on...
The Poison Pill of Tax Cuts

The Poison Pill of Tax Cuts

A quiz: Which candidates and presidents said the following? (Answers below.) “To repair the nation’s tax code, marginal rates must be brought down to stimulate entrepreneurship, job creation, and investment.” “We must follow through on the...
Can Obama Get His Groove Back?

Can Obama Get His Groove Back?

One January night before his re-election campaign heated up, President Obama took the podium at the Apollo theatre in Harlem. He scanned the room and flashed his megawatt smile, prompting the crowd of 1,400 young professionals to cheer “Four More Years! Four...