Politics

Who’s Sovereign Now?

Antonin Scalia’s double standard for states’ rights

Give Them Papers, Please!

The long-term solution to the federal-state standoff over immigration isn't litigation.

What the SCOTUS Ruling on SB 1070 Means for Other States

While five other states have passed versions of the law, consider that 31 other states have declined to do so.

Memo to Jan Brewer: You Had a Bad Day Monday

Five Justices cut out three lobes on S.B. 1070, and leave one on life support.

Why Perry Stands to Lose the Texas Senate Race, No Matter Who Wins

The governor has gone all in for David Dewhurst against Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz. That means, even if Dewhurst wins, Perry may have further alienated some of his base. 

Court to Super PACs: Full Speed Ahead

As the ship drifts over the campaign-cash falls, the five captains decline a chance to reconsider the course.

Floors and Ceilings In Health Care

We could raise one without lowering the other.

Blame the Supreme Court!

Liberals will be tempted to point the finger at themselves if the Affordable Care Act is overturned. They shouldn't.

Mismeasuring Poverty

The way we determine who needs help blocks many poor people from receiving the assistance they need.

The Benefits of Medicaid

What having insurance means.

What the Romney Outsourcing Story Doesn't Tell Us About the Romney Presidency

Another reminder that business is not governing.

The State of Poverty in America

The problem is worse than we thought, but we can solve it.

Mitt Romney Pretends Congress Doesn't Exist

What are the chances President Romney picks a divisive fight with his party's right wing?

Why Does The Atlantic Hate Women?

Why men (oh, and women, too) still can't have it all.

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