Politics

Liberal Republicans—They're Alive!

The fractures in the GOP aren't just about tactics, they're also about issues. 

Michael Boggs, an Unacceptable Judicial Nominee

However horrible Boggs is, the primary villains here, as is so often the case, reside in the World's Worst Deliberative Body.

Stemming the Tide of Recidivism: Banning 'the Box'

President Obama could send a strong signal to employers by barring executive-branch agencies from asking about criminal records on job applications.

A Question About Southern Culture and the Confederate Flag

Why is this the part of southern culture so many people spend so much effort honoring?

Hating Hillary

Karl Rove suggests she's brain damaged, then pulls back. But just you wait for the ugliness to come.

Tracing the Republican Evolution on Climate Change

Nearly all the 2016 GOP contenders are climate deniers. But things aren't so clear in the Republican electorate, and they've changed over time.

Why Grayson Would Make Perfect Opponent to Gowdy on Benghazi Committee

Many progressives have argued for a Democratic boycott of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi, but that would be a colossal error. 

The Politics of Polarization: Not as Simple as They Seem

Too often, journalists talk about this phenomenon as though it were symmetrical, with Republicans and Democrats moving away from the center at roughly the same rate. But that's just not true.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any?

Koch Brothers Struggle Against Misconception That They Care About the Wealthy

It's hard to convince voters your policies are all about helping the less fortunate if you're simultaneously heaping contempt on them.

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Chart: Values of Homes Owned by African Americans Take Outsized Hit Compared to Those Owned by Whites

Between 2010 and 2013, inflation-adjusted median home values fell by 4.6 percent for white households and 18.4 percent for African American households.

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