It's not just that his caucus is made up of ideological extremists, it's that they can't think strategically and don't care about legislating.
By rejecting John Boehner's "Plan B," GOP legislators have severely limited their influence in dealing with the fiscal cliff.
Why food-stamp bans are perpetuating risky behaviors among America’s most vulnerable
Tracking everyone who could hypothetically go on a shooting spree would only discourage the mentally ill from seeking treatment.
Women in the military might finally, finally, be able to rely on their health insurance for abortion coverage in the case of rape or incest.
What role should government play in how doctors administer treatment?
Right-to-work legislation was only the beginning. State Republicans have an entire docket full of legislation set to limit rights.
Put off holiday shopping for your left-leaning buddies? We've got you covered.
Jews are never going to vote for the GOP. So why do Republicans keep trying?
Things have changed because for the first time in years, we're getting an actual debate.
Should Social Security cuts even be in the fiscal-cliff talks? An exchange with Robert Greenstein
Despite his intellect, the former Supreme Court nominee lacked one quality any good judge must have: empathy.
The president can win the fiscal-cliff standoff by simply letting the Bush tax cuts expire and then passing a middle-class cut. Why instead is he negotiating with Republicans?
Despite the outcry Ted Kennedy's grilling of the former Supreme Court nominee sparked at the time, it almost certainly stopped Roe from being overturned.
What do you say when someone you couldn't stand dies?