Politics

Ending Minority Rule

What the Democrats’ mini-war on the filibuster is really about. 

Our Coming Incest Debate

It was always a throw-away argument from those opposed to marriage equality. But is there something to it?

Is "Justice for Trayvon" Even Possible?

Thoughts on what the Zimmerman verdict means going forward.

The Slippery Slope to Polygamy and Incest

Opponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that allowing such unions will lead to marriages among more than two people and between adults who are related. They're right.

When Justice Is Blind and Deaf

The verdict in the Zimmerman trial is an affront to the moral logic that makes up half of justice. 

The Withered Writ

Habeas corpus, the age-old means for prisoners to challenge their detention, has never been more restricted than it is now.

Today's Robot News

Meet Atlas, who may one day pull you from the rubble after an earthquake. Or babysit your kids, one or the other.

It Doesn't Matter Who Replaces Janet Napolitano

Despite being the former governor of a border state, the outgoing secretary of Homeland Security was unable to convince Republicans she was "serious" about enforcement. So will her replacement.

It's Not All Bad News with the GOP and Latinos

But it's still mostly bad news.

The Food Stamp-Out

House Republicans’ newest tactic to dilute one of the most successful social welfare programs in the country’s history. 

In the South, the GOP Is A-OK with Being the White People Party

In state legislatures in the South, Republicans aren't concerned about reaching out to minorities—just the opposite, in fact!

All the News that's Fit to Reprint

Aaron Sorkin's attempts to recycle long-mildewed news stories on The Newsroom—which begins its second season this Sunday—have grown modestly better! Sort of.

Coming to Do Good, Staying to Do Well

D.C. is filled with young, dizzying ambition. This Town wishes the old-timers knew better.  

Say Goodbye to Rand Paul's "Outreach"

It's hard to imagine he'll have success with appeals to African American voters.

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