Politics

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.

If Republicans Want to Govern, They Should Try Winning Elections

Nullification through obstruction isn't an alternative.

Online LL.M.'s: A New Way to Rob Peter to Pay Paul?

LL.M degrees, once a rarity, are going to become a familiar face at cash-strapped legal programs.

How the Conservative Media Are Eating Up the Zimmerman Trial

It's all an Obama/Holder conspiracy, meant to keep the oppressed white man down.

Going Abroad With Dodd-Frank

Come Friday, the hope reformers once had that risky trades made overseas by American banks might be regulated is likely to be crushed. Democrats cozy with Wall Street are just fine with that. 

How to Keep Bad Cops on the Beat

A few states forego a key tool protecting the public from rogue police officers.

Making Laws No Longer Part of Lawmaking Process

Legislating has become a kind of ideological performance art having little or nothing to do with law.

Wal-Mart Plays Hardball in D.C.

There's a power struggle going on between the D.C. city council and the world's largest retailer, one that Wal-Mart is likely to win.

The Social Network Behind Wendy Davis

The work of individual activists, not just organizations, helped make the Texas filibuster an event to remember.

The Recession That Always Was

For some Millennials, the new economy looks a lot like the old one.

Drawing the Wrong Lessons from Egypt

Yes, democracy is hard, but political Islam isn’t going away.

GOP Establishment Fractures on Immigration

The editors of the right's two leading magazines come out against comprehensive reform, and it may no longer be possible to speak of a single unified position among the Republican elite.

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