Politics

The Silver Lining for Democrats if They Lose the Senate in 2014

Yes, it'll make for a miserable two years. But just look at what 2016 will be like.

The Fire This Time: America's Withdrawal From the Fight Against Racism Guarantees More Fergusons

Because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards. Ferguson is just the latest illustration.

Why We Need Killer Robots

Relax, they won't be here for a while. But when they are, you'll be glad for it.

Why Rand Paul Is a Press Management Wizard

None of the other potential 2016 GOP candidates is nearly as good at working the media.

The Incompetent Pollster Mystery Solved!

The real reason they can keep getting more clients even when they fail.

Why the Uber Controversy Won't Convince Young Voters That the GOP Is the Cool Party

Republicans are falling all over themselves to praise Uber. But it's not going to help them solve their problem with young people.

The Ferguson Police Department's Top 10 Tips For Protester Relations

Follow these simple instructions, and you'll be on your way to a warm and cooperative relationship with the community you're there to serve.

'Leave It to the States': Admirable Moderation, Or Cowardly Cop-out?

It's where most Republicans have landed on same-sex marriage. 

Why the Rand Paul Phenomenon Isn't Exactly a Libertarian Triumph

Even if he's not a "real" libertarian, the Kentucky senator demonstrates the philosophy's core political problem.

How Chuck Todd Can Save Meet the Press

If he can make it as awful as it was in Tim Russert's day, he just might succeed.

Could the Ferguson Conflict Produce Actual Reform on The Limits of Policing?

There's an opportunity for change, both in federal policy and how the police everywhere look at their own decisions.

Trying to Learn From Criticism, Even When It's Misguided or Rude

It's never easy to get past one's own defensiveness. But if you want someone to listen to you, invective is the worst way to go about it. 

Why It's So Idiotic to Complain When the President Takes a Vacation

Do people really think that if he were back in Washington, he'd be making decisions they'd be happier with?

Enough With 'Raising Awareness' Already

Any time you see a campaign about "raising awareness," it probably means next to nothing is actually being accomplished.

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