Politics

Virginia, Say Hello to the Sequester

With its reliance on government jobs and contracts, the state will bear the brunt of $85 billion in federal spending cuts.

Sequestration Nation and Remembering Robert Kennedy

What has become of America's social-justice ideals?

The Maximum Impact of the Minimum Wage

Sure, raising the earned income tax credit and pushing for universal pre-k is good and essential, but it's going to take a long political fight to win them. What to do about the people who need more money now?

The Sequester: A Mental-Health Crisis

Among the vulnerable populations Friday's automatic cuts affect, the mentally ill will be among the hardest hit.

Gun Control’s Long Game

New York may appear to be divided over its new gun laws, but the short-term battles are mere flesh wounds in a long war to change the culture around violence.

Fear and the New Deal

FDR ascended to the White House 80 years ago. How has his legacy—and the legacy of his landmark legislation—shifted in the years since?

These Aren't the Budget Cuts You're Looking For

The horror of mixed sci-fi metaphors.

Yet Another Thing Guns Can't Solve

Firearms aren't the solution to violence against women. Good luck trying to tell the GOP that.

Stop the Madness

A three-step plan to pull back from the ledge.

Change is Bad. At Least for the VRA

Liberals should not be seduced by the argument that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act should be expanded.

Automatic Stabilizers: There When Congress Isn't

When the economy is in trouble, let's be thankful we have mechanisms that kick in while legislators are squabbling.

How Much of a Market Is There on the Right for Real Reporting?

Erick Erickson of RedState wants to find out, but he'll probably be disappointed.

Dear White House, You'll Regret This

The e-mail exchange between Gene Sperling and Bob Woodward reveals the Obama administration's propensity to compromise before it's necessary.

Victory for the Violence Against Women Act

The House passes a new, expansive version of the law.

More Black Men in College than in Prison

A little known fact, it seems.

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