Politics

How Did the GOP Turn Into Such a Bunch of Clowns?

Democrats used to marvel at Republicans' political skill. But it's been a decade since the GOP won a victory in policy or elections that wasn't pre-ordained by circumstance.

The Worst Excuse for Plagiarism You'll Ever Hear

Sen. John Walsh's political career may be over, and it's his own fault. But what the hell are they teaching at the Army War College?

On Israel, Looking for Hope In a Sea of Bad Faith and Despair

How can you find your way when the situation is so bleak and advocates on both sides are so repugnant?

Health Insurance for Millions Threatened; Republicans Celebrate

If they're wondering why Americans think their party is cruel and unfeeling, well here you go. And will the news media tell these people's stories?

Are the Media Reporting the Gaza War Fairly?

All the skillful propaganda in the world can't counteract the reality on the ground.

Chris Christie Suddenly Suffers the Unbearable Specificity of Running for President

On the ground in a GOP presidential primary, "moving to the right" actually means just getting specific when you'd rather be vague.

Moral Responsibility and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

As common as the claim is, we can't judge one side's actions by what the other side does.

The Continuing Agonies of the Super-Rich

Republican fundraising is suffering because their big donors are worried they'll be "demonized." Can't this nation spare some compassion for them?

Why the IRS Non-Scandal Perfectly Represents Today's GOP

Nearly everything you need to know about today's Republicans is represented in this particular fruitless quest to nail Barack Obama.

Getting the Government Out of Your Wedding

A federal appeals court says its time for the state to stop saying what kind of clergy can perform your ceremony.

Katrina v. Border Crisis: The Trouble With 'Optics'

It isn't only that we talk about image when we should be talking about substance. It's also that we don't understand what images do and don't do.

Good Obamacare News and the Republican Dilemma

The facts may turn against Republicans, but their political calculation doesn't change.

Health Insurance Is Not a Favor Your Boss Does For You

Everyone seems to have forgotten that insurance is a form of compensation, no less than your salary.

Why There Are No Easy Answers to the Latest Border Dilemma

A chronic problem becomes acute, and ideas for what to do about it are in short supply.

Why Your Employer Can't Cut Off Your Contraception Coverage

As long as the ACA's preventive care mandate is the default setting, even Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College won't be able to keep their employees from being covered.

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