Do we truly need brand new aircraft carriers? Nope, but try telling the Pentagon and their many contractor friends.
Yeah, it doesn't make any sense.
The Supreme Court strikes an unfortunate blow to civil liberties in Clapper v. Amnesty International.
The Senate beats back a Republican filibuster of the Chuck Hagel nomination.
The public doesn't think so.
By working to solve problems in Virginia, Governor McDonnell has earned the ire of conservative activists.
Why in the real Washington, there are no brilliantly executed Machiavellian schemes.
Unless the president compels Congress to change course, the economy faces a future of endless fiscal cliffs.
Should states start replenishing their emergency funds when the recovery is just beginning?
He knows that if your reputation is threatened, the best thing to do is pick a fight.
Rather than point the finger at Republicans for impending budget cuts, Obama needs to make the broader case that austerity is not the answer during an economic crisis.
The second entry in our series on how to fix the Pentagon budget
In a low-turnout election, building enthusiasm is more important than being right.
However, better policies might.
Whatever time we spend choosing between Team Sandberg or Team Slaughter is time not spent focusing on those real problems—and the real solutions to them.