Politics

Republican Rhetoric and Right-Wing Terrorism: 10 Troubling Incidents

Is there a connection? The answer is, it's complicated. 

Why the GOP Is the Party of Creative Thinking

They may not have a lot of policy ideas, but when it comes to innovative procedural thinking, they leave the Democrats in the dust.

Have Republicans Moved So Far Right They Left Their Own Voters Behind?

On at least a couple of issues, one poll suggests they have.

Bring On the Stupid

The inspiring festival of feigned outrage and inane controversies that is the modern American electoral campaign.

Maureen Dowd Gets Way Too High

The New York Times columnist demonstrates the dangers of extrapolating from your personal experience, especially when you did something really stupid.

The Bowe Bergdahl Situation Is Complicated. Let's Not Pretend Otherwise.

We should acknowledge both the benefits and the risks of the deal to obtain his release. But conservatives keep talking like it's 2002.

Facial Recognition and the Loss of Anonymity

The latest Snowden revelation says the NSA is increasingly relying on facial recognition, as are lots of law enforcement agencies. Before long, the right to anonymity in public could be gone.

Maybe It's Time We Did Declare War On Coal

The administration will protest that they're doing nothing of the sort. But why don't we?

Resignation: What Kind of V.A. Secretary Was Eric Shinseki?

Since nobody paid attention to it until there was a scandal, reporters didn't have the knowledge to tell us whether Eric Shinseki was doing a good or bad job.

Who's Hacking Your Phone?

What scares you more: the idea that the NSA could take control of your phone, or the idea that a foreign intelligence service could? 

Where Terrorists and Assassins Don't Hide

The Supreme Court decides a case on the Secret Service pushing anti-Bush protesters away from the president.

The Seductive Allure of "Ideas"

Some Republicans want a new "Contract With America." It won't make a difference one way or the other.

How Conservatives Will React to Obama's New Climate Regulations

You'll hear Republicans call these regulations "lawless" over and over. Here's why that's bunk.

American War Dead, By the Numbers

Putting our past and present conflicts in context.

Daily Meme: The Immigration Merry-Go-Round

 

Round and round she goes...

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