Politics

The Ovaltine Summit in the Oval Office

How today's meeting between the former presidential-election rivals could potentially play out. 

Grover's World

Why Norquist has been so effective

Snatching Defeat out of the Jaws of Victory

When it comes to the fiscal cliff, the president is in a superb tactical position. Why is he making concessions before he has to?

This Goes Out to All the Ladies

Now that he's been re-elected, Obama should reverse last year's disastrous decision on Plan B.

Who's the Boss?

A Supreme Court case about who counts as a "supervisor" could have dramatic implications for sexual-harassment claims.

The Rewards and Pitfalls of Ideological Dissent

How does it feel to get suddenly praised by people you had always disdained?

Forget the Pompoms

With the development of acro and stunt programs, cheerleaders seek official recognition as athletes.

Powell's Diagnosis—And Ours

Why is the American political system so weakly responsive to the policy preferences of the majority of Americans?

Powell's Diagnosis—And Ours

Why is the American political system so weakly responsive to the policy preferences of the majority of Americans?

Three Presidents Walk into a Room ...

America: A One-Act Play

Why Obama Won't Be the One to End the War on Drugs

It's the inverse of Nixon going to China.

It's Time to Liberate Men

The women’s movement can serve as inspiration for a new generation of men who wish to rewrite masculinity.

The Coming Liberal Wave

Young voters are considerably more progressive than everyone else, and they're likely to stay that way.

Camelot’s Begetter

Besides being the father of John, Bobby, and Teddy, Joe Kennedy left behind a tattered legacy. 

Seeing Is Believing

Eyewitness testimony is unreliable and leads to wrongful convictions. Why has the judicial system not taken note?

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