Falling crime rates mean that prison and sentencing reforms are among the few matters on which there is hope for cooperation across partisan and ideological lines.
President Obama is furiously fending off those “winter of discontent” stories, and it’s not even winter yet.
Republicans took a step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia.
From the Commonweal archives: articles and essays on John F. Kennedy, fifty years after his assassination.
Why there is such iron fidelity to neoliberal austerity in the contemporary community of official economists? It can’t be that it works. It doesn't work.
Studies reveal a deeply divided America in which members of different “tribes” live separately from one another. Religious affiliation also separates them.
Contemporary liberal political philosophers are kindly disposed toward the idea of religious liberty but eager to contain the influence of religion over politics.
For the past two years, India's AAP party -- whose symbol is a broom -- has tapped into public anger and frustration by encouraging people to protest and organize.
Nearly everything Paul Goodman complained about in 'Growing Up Absurd'--his influential critique of 1950s America--is now worse.
It is a mark of Antonin Scalia's pioneering influence that originalism and fidelity to text have become a staple of the Supreme Court’s interpretive methodology.
Nowhere is the sickness of privatization more apparent than in public education, where "reformers" promote it in the guise of the pursuit of excellence.