Take Social Security and Medicare Off the Bargaining Table

The Democratic leadership has offered cuts to vital entitlement programs before budget negotiations have even begun, and at a time when American's need them most.

A Post-Iraq Security Consensus?

Is the country ready for a new (and cheaper) way of doing national security?

Take That, Political Science!

The Senate has voted to defund research for political science. The implications for other sciences are scary.

Obama: The Republicans' Devil

What the resemblence between the president and the History Channel's Prince of Darkness says about today's GOP.

How to Fix Entitlements? More Immigrants

Allowing more people to live and work in the United States would go a long way toward fixing our fiscal problems.

Have You Heard? Feminism's Over!

As this week's New York magazine cover story shows, trend pieces heralding the return of "retro values" have become a tired cliché.

Why the Republicans Should Go Ahead and Have Their Civil War

This is the perfect time to do it.

The New Gay-Rights Frontier

As gay marriage gets its day at the Supreme Court, activists in New Jersey launch a new offensive in the fight for LGBT equality.

Judging on Color

A few thoughts on racism and "colorblindness"

Cyprus's Big Bluff

Europe's small nations should think about leaving the euro behind, or at least threatening to do so.

Banks Are Too Big to Fail Say ... Conservatives?

Intellectuals on the right are coming around to the idea that our biggest financial institutions could use a little regulation.

Asking Serious People Silly Questions

As usual, journalists can't talk about marijuana without turning into Beavis and Butthead.

Weird Friends of the Court

High-profile cases, like the two gay marriage ones next week, tend to attract crazy amici curiae briefs like Kid Rock songs to a gun rally.

Stuck With Each Other

The religious right can't get away from the GOP, and the GOP can't get away from the religious right.

Visiting Israel, Juggling a Hundred Impossible Expectations

President Obama is visiting the Jewish state for the first time as president, but the trip can’t be a success if he doesn’t temper salutations with a healthy dose of real talk.