Politics

Bury Those Lines!

How Washington can get through climate change without periodically going dark

Graduating from the Electoral College

We've been electing our president the same way for 200 years. Why do some say it's time for a change?

The Myth That Won't Die

No, John McCain was not reluctant to talk about his military service.

Look, up in the Sky! It's a Tax! It's a Penalty! It's a Stupid Argument over Semantics!

The press assumes people are stupid, thereby making them no less stupid.

Romney's "Rich Man" Problem Just Got Worse

Recent revelations about the candidate's offshore accounts highlight his key vulnerability.

A Crack in the GOP's Support for Voter-ID Laws

Michigan's GOP Governor Rick Snyder vetoed his own party's voter-ID bill. Is this the beginning of a new trend?

Romneyland on the Mediterranean

What does having a Bain-style CEO do to a country? Israel has run the experiment, and the results are ugly.

Anderson Cooper Is WHAT?

I know, you're shocked. So here's something even more gaily groundbreaking. 

Mississippi's Threat to Roe v. Wade

Will the case against the state's only abortion clinic make it to the Supreme Court?

Mitt Goes into the Fog

His risk-avoidance strategy may be the riskiest of all.

The Shocking Radicalism of "Brave"

While it isn't flawless, Brave has an impressive satirical eye for a mainstream movie.

Can We Take John Roberts's Word at Face Value?

Conservatives don't seem to be able to.

Our Strange Ideological Divide

When Democrats pursue centrist solutions to problems, Republicans react as though we were all just herded onto collective farms.

Failures of Spin

What Republicans can't say about the uninsured.

LEGOs for Oil?

Buying toys isn't as easy as you might think.

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