Politics

Israel-Palestine Peace: A Hostage to History

Recent comments from Benjamin Netanyahu suggest that he wants to bring the messy topic of subjective historical narratives to the negotiating table. 

The Fatal Flaw in the Right's Latest Case Against Marriage Equality

They want to argue that gay people getting married would be bad for kids. But the best evidence they've paid for doesn't make the case, and there's a fundamental illogic in their position.

Roberts Was Wrong on Voter Rights

Let's not let him off the hook, please. 

Walking on Ukrainian Eggshells

Helping the biggest country on its frontier build a democracy will require Europe to invest some resources, not hold back its support. 

Platinum-Level Citizenship

Highly-religious Christians' battle to change the very nature of the First Amendment. 

Political Consultants Have Never Been Richer, But Are They Endangered?

They're making money hand over fist, but before long candidates could realize they don't need them.

Rand Paul Plays Ted Nugent Like a Fender Stratocaster

Paul may or may not turn out to be a skilled presidential candidate, but he works the media better than any other contender.

John McCain Says Ignorant, Belligerent Things; Press Swoons

McCain knows nothing about foreign affairs, yet is treated as though his thoughts on Ukraine are worth listening to.

Federal Government Soon to Know Everywhere You've Driven

There are more license-plate cameras installed all the time. Now the government wants to put all the data together in one database.

Arkansas's Medicaid Folly

87,000 people have gotten insurance through the state's Medicaid expansion—now that it's working so well, GOP legislators are trying to get rid of the plan. 

Needling for Change

There’s a way to keep drug users from overdosing on heroin. Unfortunately, it’s illegal.

The Good War, Now Not So Good

For the first time, a plurality of Americans think invading Afghanistan was a mistake.

Why Can't You Miserable Commoners Be Happier With Your Lot?

One man is brave enough to advocate for giving the rich more political power.

Conversations with My Mother

Crossing the political divide within the family unit. 

Sauce For the Gander

How should liberals feel about their own billionaires trying to buy elections?

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