Politics

The Menagerie of Lesser-Known Experts

A compendium of the more esoteric specialists cited by reporters past and present.

No, Obamacare Wasn't a "Republican" Proposal

Why this oft-repeated and very wrong idea is both unfair to the Affordable Care Act and far too fair to American conservatives.

The Trouble with Moore's Law Determinism

Your life is not 1,024 times as changey as it was ten years ago.

The Two Americas Will Be the Defining Trend of 2014

Republican and Democratic states move farther apart.

Health Reform's Next Test

Will low enrollment in 2014 drive premiums higher for 2015?

I'll Be Gay for Christmas

On (not) going home for the holidays

A 2014 Primer: How to Talk Politely about 2016

Here are 11 sensible things to say about the far away race

What Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Can Teach Us about Empathy

Being a thinking person requires you to ask whether your youthful perspective on things reflected reality.

Meet the GOP's New Black Friend

In the coming year, future congresswoman Mia Love will be everywhere in conservative media.

It's Not Washington, It's You

Even Washington reporters make their own choices. Plus, I agree with Chris Cillizza!

Say Thanks to a Republican Idea Day

If Democrats say they agree with one of the opposite party's health-care ideas, Republicans will probably decide it's a satanic plot. But so what?

The Fed Transformed

Ben Bernanke rescued the economy. Now Janet Yellen needs to remake the financial system.  

The "Infiltrators"—Israel's Unwanted Asylum Seekers

As Sudanese and Eritreans marched on Jerusalem earlier this week, it became harder for the government to ignore its refugee issue.

NYT Mag Offers Inexplicable 2006 John McCain Cover Profile in 2013

Did we need 6,600 words about the utterly irrelevant John McCain? Somebody thought we did.

New Documentary Threatens to Make You Like Mitt Romney

He was, after all, just a human being.

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