Politics

States of Play

Down-ticket races matter a lot in shaping policy—that's why conservatives are smart enough to invest in them.

As Common As Dirt

In the fields of California, wage theft is how agribusiness is done.

The Vagina Myth

Naomi Wolf's yoni worship isn't just silly—it's dangerous.

Politicians Who Don't Like People

Maybe Obama and Romney are both introverts.

GM's Hunger Games

The hunger strike is just the latest in a long history of labor tensions in Colombia.

GM's Hunger Games

The hunger strike is just the latest in a long history of labor tensions in Colombia.

Angela Merkel's Bad Medicine

The German chancellor’s remedy of austerity is killing Europe, and the failure to contain financial speculation is spreading the epidemic.

Campaign Hindsight, Now In Real Time

Finding the right causal arrow on message discipline.

Culture War Is Over

As last week's Democratic convention shows, now it's liberals touting their positions on social issues. Have conservatives conceded defeat?

We're Wasting $750 Billion a Year on Health Care

Can we do anything about it?

Grading the Dems' 2016 Arithmetic

Obama-Romney is still months away, but the up-and-coming Dems are already posturing for the next primary.

Five Takeaways from the DNC

How the Democratic Party will (likely) approach the final months of the campaign.

The Limits of Incumbency and the Politics of Spectatorship

Why Obama can't be as inspiring this time around.

This is How Dems Do It

Obama defines the election as a choice between social Darwinism and citizenship.

Trading Places

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama adopts the pose of a challenger.

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