Politics

The Implications of the Supreme Court's Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Ruling

The balance the opinion strikes between the state's interest in protecting access to reproductive health clinics and First Amendment rights is not unreasonable, and should not unduly restrict states going forward.

Can the U.S. Stop Drones From Creating a More Dangerous World?

Even if we establish clear policies restraining our own use of drones, other countries may not.

In Dramatic Pointless Gesture, Boehner to Sue Obama

Since Republicans know impeaching the president would be political disaster, this is the best alternative they can come up with.

Important 4th Amendment Victory on Warrants and Smart Phones

The precedent was in fact clear enough that all nine members of a Court with a notably dubious record on Fourth Amendment rights agreed with the judgment.

Annals of Hillary-Hating: What's Wrong With Ambition?

We sometimes believe that if a politician is ambitious, then she isn't sincere in the things she says about policy. But why can't she be both?

What President Obama Could Do Today to Help Working Families

There is a great deal that the president could do by executive order without waiting for a deadlocked Congress to act.

Supreme Court Hampers EPA on Greenhouse Gases But It Could Have Been Worse

The majority opinion by Scalia made it harder for the government to regulate polluters, but doesn't appear to impede the administration's new climate regs.

Epic! Cheney Made to Answer to Paul Waldman's Assessment of Iraq Record

In an epic bit of television, Fox News' Megyn Kelly reads Waldman's critique of Cheney's Iraq record to the former vice president on the air—and demands a reaction.

Why Are the Democrats So Unified?

That contentious Democratic coalition of the past, beset by infighting? It's nowhere to be seen.

Beware Simple Solutions On Iraq

Nothing about the chaos there is simple, and anyone who tells you different is a dangerous fool.

Why The California Tenure Decision Is Wrong and Will Hurt Disadvantaged Students

The reasoning behind Judge Rolf Treu's decision is based on the faulty assumption that if you treat everyone equally, then everyone is equal.

Back to the Land

In a new study, a surprising number of conservatives say they'd like to live in a rural area. So what's stopping them?

Why Republicans Hate Their Leaders: Eric Cantor Edition

As far as the activist base is concerned, the very act of taking office is little more than a prelude to betrayal.

Four Fundamental Econ Facts Missed By Economist Cantor-Slayer David Brat

Leaving aside his characterization of sub-Saharan Africans as less than productive, the economics professor who bumped the House Majority Leader from his post proves himself economically illiterate.

Should We Be Concerned About Privatization of the V.A.?

Congress is about to pass a bill allowing vets to receive care at private providers. If it's the first step toward privatization, that could be a big problem.

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