Politics

Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make, and Why They're Wrong

A guide to the debate we'll be having, or at least we ought to have

Obama, Crying

Before you take issue with the president's tears, remember that Obama's empathy is always what made him seem most presidential.

Republicans (Probably) Don't Have to Reform on Immigration

There still isn't much reason for Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform.

Rice Takes Herself Out

Mark Landler, we have a bridge to sell you.

Hillary's Burden

Other female politicians might be able to run for president and be the victim of a limited amount of sexist vitriol, but not her.

Drinking the Deficit-Reduction Kool-Aid

Obama was re-elected on a platform of creating jobs. Why is this not the focus of the fiscal-cliff talks?

The Case for "Four More Years"

Term limits sound like a nice idea, but they have the net effect of shifting power from elected represenatatives to bureaucrats and lobbyists.

Joe Lieberman Does Not Deserve Your Sympathy

The Connecticut senator earned his isolation.

Susan Rice Withdraws

The U.N. ambassador is no longer in consideration to lead the State Department.

Things Change

So Democrats had better get things done while they have the chance.

Full Employment is the Best Deficit Reduction Plan

When people are working, the government has more revenue to play with.

The Federal Reserve Gets Down to Business

Ben Bernanke's adoption of the Evans Rule represents a major policy victory, and shows that he's finally ready to think big on fixing the American economy.

The Strange Republican Shift on Taxes

Why is the GOP retreating on tax rates, when you'd expect them to take just the opposite position?

The Italian Job

The prime minister’s announcement that he will leave Italy’s top spot early could throw Europe into chaos.

Whether Scalia Likes It or Not

However the Supreme Court rules on the same-sex-marriage cases it's agreed to hear this term, equality will ultimately prevail.

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