The Latest Battle in the War on Voting

The Latest Battle in the War on Voting

The Republican Party claims to be the party of small government — with the obvious exceptions of denying marriage equality and reproductive rights. But there’s another kind of big government that the party has overwhelmingly and enthusiastically gotten behind:...
Poor Visibility

Poor Visibility

If you listen to the experts, the presidential election comes down to one thing: the economy. The job market is awful, and both of the major party candidates talk a lot about what they propose to do to strengthen the middle class. But what about the poor? Forty-six...
A Glimmer of Military Budget Sanity

A Glimmer of Military Budget Sanity

Here’s a milestone of sorts. In July, for the first time since 1998, the House of Representatives voted to maintain the current military budget rather than increase Pentagon spending. It’s the first step toward bringing the budget down. Within the bill,...
Illegal Interns

Illegal Interns

It’s time we ditched the term “internship.” The word’s greatest value to employers resides in its vagueness. Take, for example, the production of the film Black Swan, for which I worked as an accounting clerk and a post-production assistant,...
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