Yes, what powerful people tell each other is important. But it's not the only thing that matters.
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The Eurozone high command's insistence on cutting debt is being met with resistance in Italy.
The death of a Palestinian prisoner may trigger widespread unrest in the West Bank.
After today's oral arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court's conservative wing will want to uphold the landmark win for civil rights.
Conservatives on the Supreme Court seem to believe racial discrimination has vanished.
The tenfold disparity between black and white wealth is the largest its ever been.
The optimal way forward is clear: repeal the sequester, full stop.
Do we truly need brand new aircraft carriers? Nope, but try telling the Pentagon and their many contractor friends.
Yeah, it doesn't make any sense.
The Supreme Court strikes an unfortunate blow to civil liberties in Clapper v. Amnesty International.
The Senate beats back a Republican filibuster of the Chuck Hagel nomination.
The public doesn't think so.
By working to solve problems in Virginia, Governor McDonnell has earned the ire of conservative activists.
Why in the real Washington, there are no brilliantly executed Machiavellian schemes.