Politics

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?

They'll Be Back

Perhaps the question is not whether we can restrain battlefield robots, but whether we'll want to.

What's Next for Marriage Equality?

2012 saw many successes for same-sex marriage, but the fight is far from over.

How Sandy Saved Occupy

The protest movement's disaster-relief efforts have helped it connect with the “99 percent” it had trouble reaching in its Zuccotti Park days.

The Election Heard Round the Watercooler

Politics and work remain the oil and water of the office, but that doesn't mean Citizens United-happy executives won't try their damnedest to mix them.

Taking Opposite Tacks on Iran and Syria

Viewed from the region, talk of war takes on a different hue.

Good News from the Supreme Court

Turns out it's perfectly constitutional to record the police doing their jobs.

Donald Trump Continues to Troll Everyone

He thinks the GOP should be more racially sensitive.

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