Politics

Is It Time to Be Afraid of Scott Walker?

He could be the most terrifying of the 2016 GOP candidates.

John Boehner Already Making Excuses For His Failure

They can't pass legislation, because Barack Obama is a big meanie.

Did Candidates Make a Mistake By Distancing Themselves From President Obama?

They might have lost anyway, but demoralizing their own base probably didn't help.

The Next Attempt By Republicans to Mislead On the Affordable Care Act

All of a sudden, Mitch McConnell is talking about "restoring the 40-hour workweek." Here's what he means, and what he's going to try to do.

Here's a Chart Showing That Last Night Produced Just About What We Should Have Expected

When you compare the Senate results to the 2012 presidential state totals, they look awfully similar.

David Brooks: Wrong On the Effects of Microtargeting, Wrong For America

If only red state Democrats ignored voter data and painted sweeping visions of the future, they'd be winning, right?

Why Republicans Have Gotten Away With Craziness This Year

If your particular brand of radicalism doesn't seem personal, the media won't take much of an interest.

Electing Judges Is Insane

"I am a Republican and you should vote for me," says one state supreme court candidate.

Are GOP Donors Going to Get Anything In Return For Their Millions?

Expectations on Wall Street and K Street are high. But they're probably going to be disappointed.

They're All Randians Now

The anti-ACA campaign may not have killed the law, but it pushed the country's Republicans to the right.

Christie 2016: 'Vote For Me Or I'll Punch You Right In Your Stupid Face'

How will talking like an extra from Goodfellas play in Iowa?

The House Could Get Even Nuttier After This Election, But Heat May Be Off Boehner

If the GOP takes the Senate, the House Speaker may have an easier go of things.

Why the 2016 Republican Primaries Will Be a Messy Venn Diagram

Much as they'd like to, no candidate can become "the" choice of evangelicals, Tea Partiers, or any other constituency.

The Government We Deserve

Who's to blame if campaigns are ridiculous? Everybody is—but the voters themselves are most of all.

What's Wrong With Political Legacies?

Before we lament the possibility of a Jeb v. Hillary election, we should be specific about why legacy candidates are problematic.

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