Politics

The Austerity Lobby Loses One

Groups like the Pete Peterson foundation and the Fix the Debt campaign are pouring money into tightening other people's belts. They failed—so far.

Boehner Opens 113th Congress with Sad Posturing

The things this guy has to do to placate his caucus...

New Congress, Same Republicans

The House of Representatives in the 113th Congress will be just as dysfunctional as the last one.

Call it Trafficking

Unpacking the gray moral areas the United States has created when it comes to international adoption.

We Need More Tax Brackets

There's no reason to include the super rich, rich, and sorta rich together.

Obama's Biggest Blemish

It's mass unemployment, stupid.

All Hail Wall Street

The tax scheme in the fiscal-cliff bill reflects the ascendency of capital over labor among Democrats as well as Republicans.

Give Barry a Break

The president deserves credit for the deal he achieved with congressional Republicans on the fiscal cliff, but the debt ceiling is an issue he can't compromise on.

Making Liberal Hearts Bleed in Anytown, U.S.A.

What is the purpose of didactic movies like Promised Land?

Making Liberal Hearts Bleed in Anytown, U.S.A.

What is the purpose of didactic movies like Promised Land?

One Man's Disaster Relief Is Another Man's Pork

The old rules don't apply.

The NRA Loves Violent Movies

Who are they kidding?

Is the Fiscal Deal a Recipe for National Decline?

Interest payments will rise as domestic spending falls. 

What's Ahead for Same-Sex Marriage in 2013

Rhode Island, Illinois, and New Jersey are a few of the next states looking to legalize gay marriage.

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