Politics

The U.S. Budget, By the Numbers

Have some questions about the sequester? Don't worry, we have the answers. To the chartmobile!

Italy's Vote Against Austerity

The Eurozone high command's insistence on cutting debt is being met with resistance in Italy.

A Third Intifada?

The death of a Palestinian prisoner may trigger widespread unrest in the West Bank.

Scalia's Weird VRA Spat

After today's oral arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court's conservative wing will want to uphold the landmark win for civil rights. 

Today in Magical Beliefs about Racism

Conservatives on the Supreme Court seem to believe racial discrimination has vanished.

The Titanic Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

The tenfold disparity between black and white wealth is the largest its ever been.

The Five Most Terrifying Things about the Sequester

The optimal way forward is clear: repeal the sequester, full stop.

Lockheed, Stock, and Barrel

Do we truly need brand new aircraft carriers? Nope, but try telling the Pentagon and their many contractor friends.

Conservatives Shun Popular GOP Governor

Yeah, it doesn't make any sense.

Secret Wiretapping Cannot Be Challenged Because It's Secret

The Supreme Court strikes an unfortunate blow to civil liberties in Clapper v. Amnesty International.

Victory for the Friends of Hamas!

The Senate beats back a Republican filibuster of the Chuck Hagel nomination.

Does the GOP Have a Forward Vision?

The public doesn't think so.

Conservatives Seek to Blot Bob McDonnell's Name from the Book of Reagan

By working to solve problems in Virginia, Governor McDonnell has earned the ire of conservative activists.

Nobody Knows What They're Doing

Why in the real Washington, there are no brilliantly executed Machiavellian schemes.

The Sequestering of Barack Obama

Unless the president compels Congress to change course, the economy faces a future of endless fiscal cliffs.

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