Politics

The Paul Ryan Medicare Shuffle

Just a few months after attacking President Obama's Medicare cuts, the Wisconsin congressman has embraced them.

Next Up: Another Budget Fight

Both Republicans and Democrats are set to release budgets that show very different views of America's future.

Why We Still Need Section 5

A conversation with Gavin Wright, a scholar of economics of slavery, segregation, and the historical Southern economy

Sheryl Sandberg’s Can-Do Feminism

Why she’s a reformer in the church of meritocracy and not a heretic

Education for Sale

At SXSWedu, tech innovators and education reformers talk about the "business" of education.

Politicians Awkwardly Dropping Pop Culture References

When Marco Rubio keeps reminding everyone he likes hip-hop, who is he really speaking to?

How Many Big-Time Pundits Are Plagiarists?

They pass off other people's words as their own all the time, but since those people work for them, it's supposed to be OK.

Life at the Bottom

A closer look at women and the minimum wage.

Hello to 236,000 New Jobs

The surprisingly good February jobs report.

The Filibuster that Matters

We shouldn't be confused about where congressional Republicans stand on the abuses of the national security state.

When Public Is Better

The problem is not too much government, but too passive a government. 

Rand Paul's Lonely Stand

The Senator from Kentucky's 13-hour monologue this week restored some long-forgotten heroism to the tradition of the filibuster.

Why 2014 Is a Key Year for Democrats

And it has little to do with the House of Representatives.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate. Sort Of.

It's hard to negotiate with people who don't even bother to understand the issue you're negotiating about.

Rand Paul's Blinkered Libertarianism

The Kentucky senator's concern for civil liberties doesn't extend to women's bodies.

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