Politics

The War With No Name

Why doesn't the fight against ISIS have a name? Operation Pulverizing Power? Operation Glittering Justice?

Mitt Romney Explains the Politician's Art

That whole "47 percent" thing? Just some clever code-switching.

Separating the Presidential Wheat from the Chaff

Why should some people's presidential candidacies be treated seriously and others dismissed out of hand?

Chart of the Day

The Republican party's white people problem.

Might We Have Mitt Romney to Kick Around Some More?

Prepare yourself for Mitt 3: Mitt Harder.

Why the Culture War Will Never Die

As long as the Baby Boomers are around (and maybe even after they're gone) the battles of the 1960s will be replayed over and over.

Why Are We Afraid of the Returning Expat Terrorist?

Fighting with ISIL isn't going to give anyone "terrorist skills" they couldn't have acquired sitting in front of their computer.

So Much For the End of the War on Terror

A year ago, Obama said he wanted to move past it. Yet here we are again.

Are We Getting Enough Religion With Our Politics?

Politicians give the voters only the piety that they believe the political market demands.

Does America Have the Greediest Doctors?

We have a health care system where people are getting rich left and right, and some physicians want their share.

Plagiarism Charges and the Vapidity of Campaign Website 'Plans'

How much of a sin is it when we find out a candidate's policy plans are pilfered?

This Is Going to Hurt You More Than It Hurts Me

Advocates of corporal punishment should be honest about the principle underlying their position.

Why This Will Be the Unaccountable War

There are so many shades of grey that no one but Barack Obama himself will need to take responsibility for it.

Why ISIL Wants to Be In a War With America

The videos they produce are an attempt to bait us into responding.

Benghazi Select Committee Hearings Begin; Craziness Inevitably to Follow

Herewith, my predictions on how this whole thing is going to play out.

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