Let's compare the speeches with the data.
Contrary to what we've been told, Obamacare will not live or die with millennial enrollment.
Lynsi Torres got rich the American way: by inheriting a fortune.
The manly man at 'National Review' don't like them, but onesies are very comfy and you'd probably wear one all day if you could.
It's not just that Jesus wasn't white. He wouldn't exactly be too keen on Fox News' political agenda.
With Obama pivoting towards inequality, I discuss social mobility and inequality with Canadian economist Miles Corak.
These insiders don't have the same interests as middle-class Americans.
Bridgewater's Ray Dalio sides with the left on some major economic issues.
Congress has zero idea how to effectively manage the nation's deficit. Hint: austerity isn't helping.
Republicans hate raising taxes so much, they'd rather trample on workers' rights.
Donald Trump could not be reached for comment, but we imagine he's pretty miffed too.
Senator Jesse Helms was on the wrong side of history over and over again. Watch him get what he had coming.
Inequality has created an empathy gap in the U.S. that could have economic consequences for everyone.
There's a lot of shouting and finger pointing, but anger over the Obamacare website glitches is misdirected, at best.
The Tea Party disagree on more than just tactics, they fundamentally disagree on what the government should look like.
Journalists today have no moxie. Accuracy is no longer determined by objective facts. Ted Cruz's government shutdown is a case in point.
Liberals are ecstatic about the possibility of Hillary Clinton as president, and she has a 50% lead in the polls among likely Democratic contenders. But do we need another Clinton presidency?
And six other cool facts you can use when you debate Republicans.
Seriously. As an economist, I feel like I'm taking LSD.
With the possibility of the government defaulting on its debt looming, it’s worth critically examining some of the more popular right-wing talking points.
Don't believe the photo-ops and the talking points. Republicans aren't ready for any "grand bargain."
Ignore the polls and the talking heads. Republicans are getting what they want from the government shutdown.
NBC and CNN should not cancel their upcoming documentaries.
Republicans claim to be the party of entrepreneurship, but they don't understand how it works.
Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, it ignores tradition, in favor of politics.
The minimum wage debate is a shining example of the left’s vigour and academic prowess. Here's the moral argument that's been missing.
How long can a society praise base immorality and still expect social cohesion?
The patent system drives a further gap between rich and poor by allowing the rich to monopolize on our shared knowledge and, it will hamper innovation.
Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Youtube must take hate speech seriously.
Congress must lower student loan rates to reinvigorate the economy, invest in America’s future, and foster the American dream.
Despite the hideous crime he has committed, the state should not attempt to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
By focusing attention on Zimmerman, American elites have successfully diverted scrutiny from a real discussion of race and class in America.
The original failure of this year's farm bill indicates the stunning level of congressional partisanship and the weakening of a once-great lobby.
PolicyMic's guide to debunking a half-dozen absurdities and myths you may find thrown at you when discussing inequality with a libertarian.
The United States needs to abolish the death penalty. It’s archaic, costly, ineffective and, most importantly, unjust.
The United States prison system is a blight for the country. This article examines the causes and implications of America's stunningly high incarceration rate.
Affirmative action may be the most misunderstood social program in America. Here's why we still need it.
Guillory points to areas in which he feels Democratic policies have harmed African-Americans, and he might have a point — if these policies hadn't actually been pushed by Republicans too.
ALEC and Arthur Laffer released the Rich State, Poor State rankings last week, and unsurprisingly, states with low minimum wage, little or no union presence, and rock-bottom taxes top the list.
A Massachusetts bill proposes raising the minimum wage to $11 by 2015. It's good economics.
It’s an open secret in Hollywood that before the MPAA reviews many movies, the Pentagon does.
Spongebob has been accused of being gay. But no one knows the sinister truth behind the show.
Until Americans embrace the idea that everyone should have access to good health care, a good education, and a voice, the American dream will continue to remain more fable than fact.
Has meritocracy died in America? The numbers indicate it may have.
With the manufactured Benghazi scandal tying with the IRS for the story that our corporate-sponsored media is freaking out the most about, it’s worth looking back at some real scandals.
Surveillance and predator drones are made locally, but sold globally. And that poses some worrying questions for U.S. national security.
Don't listen to Dr. John Lott or his cotingent of pro-gun supporters. The evidence demonstrates beyond any doubt that stricter gun laws reduce gun violence.
It's becoming increasingly easy for the erstwhile hobbyist to build and fly his own unmanned aerial vehicles. But is it legal?
Faced with economic problems, the states are now racing to see which is the most attractive for future drone test sites. But are they overlooking privacy in the process?