Politics

Pandora's Box

How do we harness the power of 3-D printing while protecting ourselves from its dark side?

Why the Tea Partiers Think They'll Win

The key is their enduring faith that conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed.

The Missing Piece in Coverage of Texas Evolution Controversies

We hear plenty about the young-earth creationists trying to keep students from hearing about evolution. But what about the moral culpability of the textbook publishers?

Myth Buster: Latinos Are Not "Natural Conservatives"

A recent poll suggests Republicans' problems with Hispanics are more fundamental than branding.

John Boehner Has Speaker Tenure for Life—If He Wants It

The factors making Boehner’s life a living hell are external to his personal quirks and failings. Anyone else would have the same problems.

Have Too Many Cooks Spoiled Obamacare?

Implementation of health care reform is here, and we should acknowledge how much damage has been done by the law's complexity.

Republican Palace Intrigue Gets Interesting

A real-live conspiracy!

Memo to Republicans: You Lost. Now Deal with It.

You might think that losing elections means you don't get to demand your entire agenda be enacted. Republicans disagree.

I Was Wrong about Elena Kagan

The Supreme Court's newest recruit has proved herself a defender of progressive values, and a promising potential leader of the bench's liberal wing.

Angela Merkel, Black Widow, Seeks Partner

Germany’s Social Democrats contemplate the downside of joining the recently re-elected chancellor's new government.

Boom Times for the NRA

Nothing is better for them than a threat that is drawn from reality, but poses no threat at all.

Virginia Is for Lovers of Politics as Usual

The gubernatorial election continues to amble toward the finish line after last night's debate, propelled by the yawns induced by its candidates' impeccable and unimaginative consistency.

Angela Merkel's Boring Brilliance

Forget Hillary Clinton, the recently re-elected German chancellor is the most powerful female politician of her generation.

Why "Duck Dynasty" Became the Latest Conservative Cultural Touchstone

Right-wing political figures fall all over themselves to sing the praises of the wacky Robertson clan, the reality TV stars of the moment.

Five Reasons Food Stamps Work Just Fine

It seems that food stamps are always in danger of facing the chopping block. Here are the numbers on the program’s effectiveness.

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