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The Millennial Squeeze

It's not Social Security deficits that are destroying the life chances of the young but a prolonged slump confounded by bad policies. 

Three Reasons Why State Polarization Is a Big Deal

A new study shows that state legislatures are becoming increasingly divided. That matters a lot more than you might think. 

Michele Bachmann's Powerful Legacy

Bachmann will soon be gone, but her style of politics will live on in the Republican Party.

Shorting the D.C. Circuit

Even if his three simultaneous judicial nominees are blocked, it's a win-win situation for the president that just might mean the beginning of the end for the filibuster. 

 

Children of the Great Collapse

The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk.

But Austerity Works So Well!

Israel's response to an economic crisis shows the continuing power of a bad idea.

Republicans Looking Sheepish On Obama Court Nominees

They're hoping they can obstruct quietly, without drawing too much attention.

The Wealthy Kids Are All Right

In a tough economy with dwindling social supports, children of privilege have a bigger head start than ever.

King Obama the Magical

The president may not be a heroic monarch, but the image works to his advantage.

Atheists in Tornadoes and Foxholes

Looking at how assumptions of faith and attitudes toward atheism are changing in 2013

Ringside Seat: Arrested Governance

Demonizing the IRS is a huge mistake that will only make it harder for the agency to do its job.

Ringside Seat: Arrested Governance

Demonizing the IRS is a huge mistake that will only make it harder for the agency to do its job.

Republican Overreach, Coming Soon

Republican members of Congress will come back from their recess even more convinced that their constituents want them to keep up the scandal-mongering.

Do Parties Really Need to Rebrand Themselves?

Recent history tells us that victory isn't born of subtle ideological repositioning.

Washington, Colorado, and the Headaches of a Legal High

The two states are creating the world's first systems for legalized marijuana—and everybody's watching.

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