Politics

A Bold Obamacare Prediction

Things are going to work out OK. Not spectacular, not terrible, but OK.

Stop Worrying about Food Stamp "Fraud"

Even if it exists, it doesn't matter.

Seven Reasons You Will Click on This Article about 2016

... an article we just couldn't help ourselves from writing.

Get to Know Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act

There's a lot we still don't know about the most important remaining legal provision we have to help fight voter discrimination. Like, will it actually work?

The NSA Can't Be Trusted

If 2,776 violations can occur when NSA agents are trying to follow the law in good faith, consider the dangers posed by personnel who aren't acting in good faith.

#FF Polling

Twitter may be able to predict elections just as well as the polls, but we use survey research for way more than just that.

Morally Compromised Art, on the Big Screen

How do we judge a movie made from a book written by someone with repellent political views?

Why GOP Debates Should Be Moderated by Limbaugh and Hannity

Getting the mainstream media out of the primary debate business would actually be a good thing for everyone.

Mind Eraser: Israel Forgets Its Own Border

The country's leaders and much of its public have repressed memories of where pre-1967 national boundaries lie.  

The Road Forward on Immigration Reform

If Republicans offer citizenship to Dreamers but not their parents, should Democrats take the deal?

Ezra Klein's Blind Spot

He argues that the poor are more influential in Washington than ever. That's just not true.

Our Failure to Stop You from Voting Means We Weren't Trying to Stop You from Voting

The latest Republican argument on voter suppression laws, and why it's wrong

Houston Rockets Pre-K to Top of the Priority List

In Texas's Harris County, a major early childhood education initiative offers a test case for the rest of the country.

Six Charts that Explain Why Our Prison System Is So Insane

Why is the United States the world leader in sending citizens to prison?

Slow and Steady Wins the Anti-Keystone XL Race

The southern end of the tar-sands pipeline is mostly completed, but the opposition is just getting started.

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