Politics

Maybe That Wendy Davis Attack Ad Wasn't Really So Bad, After All

The campaign of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate isn't trying to make voters contemptuous of Abbott for his disability, they're trying to make voters contemptuous of him for being a particularly cold-hearted brand of hypocrite.

A Wild Week for Voting Rights

Conflicting Supreme Court actions in current cases have voters' heads spinning. 

Should the Democrats Abandon Hope of Getting Relief from Voter Suppression In the Courts?

There were two positive rulings yesterday, but they shouldn't get too excited.

The Larger Context of Restrictions On Voting

The GOP has some long-term disadvantages that are very hard to change. But tilting the rules of voting in their direction is relatively easy.

In the U.S. Senate, 'Independence' Is Overrated

Candidates all say they're going to be independent, but is that really what we want?

Americans In the Grip of Irrational Fears, Just Like Usual

An absurd number of people think they might get Ebola.

How Gay Marriage Could Cause the GOP Major Headaches In 2016

A Supreme Court ruling on nationwide marriage equality could land in the middle of the campaign.

Is Nationwide Marriage Equality Now Inevitable? Almost, But Not Quite

Today's decision by the Supreme Court means that same-sex marriage will be legal in 30 states plus D.C. But some of that progress could be reversed a couple of years from now.

When Every Supreme Court Justice Argued They Might Be Pro-Choice

A look back at the nine justices' confirmation hearings, when all five conservatives tried to convince us their opinions on abortion where uncertain.

Republican Senate Candidate Advocates Revolt Against U.S. Government

But let's allow Joni Ernst the opportunity to clarify whether she's been misunderstood.

Why President Obama Can't Get Any Love From the Public On the Economy

Another month of excellent job growth, and yet his approval ratings on the economy remain tepid. Here's why.

Contraception, News Coverage, and Identifying Fringe Groups

A New York Times article on a remarkable new study on the effects of long-term contraception gives too much credit to a tiny group of conservative doctors.

Listen Up, Ladies: Republicans Understand You

You're into stuff like wedding dresses and boyfriends, right?

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.

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