Politics

The Situation Goes West

No matter where you live, there's probably a reality show that makes the people near you look like a bunch of self-absorbed half-wits.

The Fiscal Cliff Proxy War

The current battle in Washington over taxes and government spending is really about how—and whether—to combat the decline of the middle class.

Zero Dark Thirty's Morality Brigade

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden movie doesn't endorse torture. 

Bill Clinton: The Drug War "Hasn't Worked"

The former president doesn't think his role in the drug war was effective.

What Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Means

It means taking seniors off the least expensive, most efficient insurance program to toss them into the individual market.

Labour’s Rise

The leader of the British Labour Party emerges as a true political leader

Disaster Relief, Dot-Com Style

Hurricane Sandy provided a trial by fire for small-scale microsites looking to coordinate aid.

It's All About the Tax Brackets

The political case for splitting up the wealthy

Down with DOMA, Up with Prop. 8

In all likelihood, the Supreme Court will split the baby on the two gay-marriage cases it has agreed to hear this term.

This Is Not Wisconsin. It's Worse.

If union adversaries can pass a right-to-work law in the home of the once-powerful United Auto Workers, they can pretty much do it anywhere.

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: SCOTUS Takes on Same-Sex Marriage

With the broad questions being placed before it, the Court has the opportunity to do significant damage.

How Will SCOTUS Rule on Prop. 8 and DOMA?

The Supreme Court has a wide array of options on what to do about same-sex marriage rights.

Dick Morris, Con Artist

And I mean that literally

In Defense of 2016 Speculation

It's early, but still worthwhile.

Who Wants Moar Medicaid?

Not very many states, it seems.

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