Politics

A New Plot to Change the Pledge

Those seeking to take "under God" out of the oath have failed many times. But now they have a new game plan.

The Summers Dossier

Is making Larry Summers Fed chair worth a confirmation battle that depletes Obama’s rapidly dwindling political capital?

What Happened to Christine Quinn’s Lead?

Why the former New York City front-runner doesn’t have more support from women

Your New Robot Colleague Has Been Programmed to Put You At Ease

Coming generations of robots in the workplace are being built on an understanding of what freaks people out.

Iraq Is Still Burning

We have the luxury of not paying too much attention, but the levels of violence there are staggering.

Amid the Unwashed Masses

When reporters quote ordinary citizens sounding stupid, are they just doing their jobs?

Can a Progressive Make It to Gracie Mansion?

Zooming in on Bill de Blasio’s campaign as it sprints to Tuesday’s finish line.

Class Struggle at the Airport

The hassles of security theater get mitigated—for some people.

The Syria Debate Is Very Good for Some People

Republicans and Democrats alike are enjoying some time in the spotlight for their very enthusiastic opposition to airstrikes in Syria.

Obama Punts to Congress on Syria—and Scores

Why the president has far more success showing off his leadership skills in foreign policy than domestic politics

Coming Out Guns Blazing in Colorado's Recall Elections

Challenges to two sitting state senators' seats might prove to be bellwethers for legislators voting for gun control laws across the country. Then again, maybe not.  

Obama Administration Failing (So Far) to Convince the Public On Syria

We're starting an extended period of public deliberation. Are opinions likely to change?

A Twerk Too Far

Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it. 

Information Sharing Is Caring

Why Obama and Congress need to talk it out on Syria. 

Rummy Returns

And it's like he never left.

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