Politics

How All Three Branches Conspired to Threaten Your Privacy

Checks and balances have not worked in the way the framers envisioned.

A Shocking Outbreak of Intellectual Consistency

On NSA surveillance, there is much less hypocrisy than you might expect.

Virginia's New Dominion

How soon will changing demographics swamp old Virginia's Republicans?

Game Over

Even those who oppose marriage equality now say it's inevitable.

Ringside Seat: Can You Track Me Now?

Nope? Well, how about now?

Ringside Seat: Can You Track Me Now?

Nope? Well, how about now?

The Verizon Data Order and Why It Matters

Creating "national security" exemptions to the Fourth Amendment in the context of an open-ended conflict where the whole world is the battlefield and the conflict has no clear end point is very dangerous.

The Right's Cult of Obama

From Peggy Noonan to Mitch McConnell to the Tea Party caucus, conservatives have a habit of making it all about Barack, all the time. 

Is the GOP's Tragedy of the Commons Problem Undoing Immigration Reform?

Republicans are starting to defect, because their individual interests and the party's interests are diverging.

Republicans Play Defense in Texas

Why are Democrats celebrating the sudden influx of GOP money into the state?

North Carolina's Tug-of-War

What happens when a state becomes more progressive and more conservative at the same time?

North Carolina's Tug-of-War

What happens when a state becomes more progressive and more conservative at the same time?

Once Upon a Time, There Was a President ...

The president's job requirements aren't laid out very well in the Constitution. The position is mostly an empty shell filled up with 44 presidencies worth of precedents.

Can Obama's Organizing Army Take Texas?

Progressive Texans just might lead a Democratic revival in the ultimate red state. Here's how.

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