Politics

Disrespecting Your Defender

As he insults the Obama administration, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon weakens his own country.

The GOP's Racial Dog Whistling and the Social Safety Net

Republicans' coded language is as much about riling up animus towards the very existence of certain social programs as it is hate-mongering.

The Decline of Conservative Publishing

The days when any two-bit hack with an anti-liberal screed could get on the bestseller lists are apparently behind us.

An Iraq War Satire with a French Twist

The French Minister revisits the speechmaking and politicking that characterized the trans-Atlantic lead up to war.

Some Thoughts On New Journalistic Ventures, Internet Time, and Your Media Diet

We should critically examine high-profile enterprises like Vox and Five Thirty Eight. But don't forget that no one source has to be the be-all and end-all of journalism.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Retirement, and the Value of Term Limits

Fixed term limits for justices would mean no more uncomfortable debates about when someone should leave the job they love. 

How to Raise Americans' Wages

Eight proposals to jump-start the incomes of workers

Why the GOP Won't Change

A year after their "autopsy," the recommendations haven't been—and won't be—followed.

When Death Comes to the Festival

Will the tragedy at SXSW change the nature of the celebration in years to come?

Did the Right Set Obama's Agenda?

Recent debates on the left seem to overlook the success of critical progressive legislation. 

The Missing White Poor

Guess who makes up a plurality of America's poor?

The Strange Bedfellows of the Anti-Contraception Alliance

Evangelicals and Catholics didn't always share the same views on contraception and abortion. A look at how their alliance came to be and how it's shaping crucial legal battles. 

The Imagined Reagan Will Live Forever

John McCain accuses other Republicans of being insufficiently Reaganish, despite what Ronald Reagan actually was.

Tolerance For the Non-Religious, Here and Around the World

As on most things religious, the United States is an outlier.

Ezra Klein's Queer New Hire

Vox Media's decision to bring Brandon Ambrosino on board is click-bait contrarianism at its worst. 

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